Criminal Justice News

06/30/2020

The First Amendment & Protection Orders: Easy to Get, Easy to Misuse


06/24/2020

A Dissent: Melvin Bonnell and Declined Jurisdiction


06/15/2020

Eighth District says Bruising is Insufficient Evidence of Serious Physical Harm


06/10/2020

In re J.D.: Mutual Mistake of Law Warrants the Withdrawal of a Void Admission


06/02/2020

What is Insufficient Evidence of Resisting Arrest?


05/29/2020

State v. Jones: Improper Preemptory Strike Allocation is not Structural Error


05/22/2020

Making the Right Record to Keep Your Win on Appeal


05/13/2020

Alford Pleas and Appeals: Maintaining Innocence During a Guilty Plea Does NOT Preserve Appellate Rights


05/05/2020

Got to Look Drunk: What’s Insufficient Evidence of "Substantial Impairment."


04/29/2020

Involuntary Manslaughter and Mandatory Time: Imposition in Error where Unsupported by Facts


04/21/2020

Opioid Epidemic Prosecutions: What's Insufficient Evidence of Corrupting Another with Drugs


04/15/2020

State v. Patterson: Third District Reverses the Infringement of Sixth Amendment Rights


04/06/2020

Merger: The Subject that Shaves Years Off of Your Client’s Sentence


03/31/2020

Boaston: Written Expert Opinions Must be Produced or Excluded


03/23/2020

Drunken Driving versus Driving after a Drink


03/17/2020

Dual Intercepts: Cellphone Location and Police Location are both Valid Jurisdictions for Wiretap Warrants


03/11/2020

Challenging Priors: Invalid Waiver of the Right to Counsel


03/02/2020

State v. Bates: Reversed for Racial Bias


02/24/2020

Domestic Violence and Assault Defenses: Defending the Caregiver (Parental Discipline Defense)


02/18/2020

Hiring the Right Expert in your Breath-Test Case


02/10/2020

Twelfth District Reverses Ex Post Facto Application of OVI Ten Year Look-Back


02/04/2020

Insufficiency and Evidentiary Flaws: First District Vacates Aggravated Murder Conviction


01/31/2020

Tips for New Lawyers by Ian Friedman


01/29/2020

The Defense of Clients Who Defend Themselves


01/28/2020

The Defense of Clients Who Defend Themselves


01/20/2020

Coerced Confession: Ninth District Holds that Police Deception Rendered a Confession Involuntary


01/14/2020

To Object or Not to Object, that is the Question


01/07/2020

Trial Court’s Failure to Advise as to Mandatory Time isn’t a Basis to Withdraw a Plea


12/30/2019

Procrastinated Prosecution leads to Happy Holidays


12/24/2019

Use it or Lose it: Fourth Amendment Arguments not Raised before Trial Court are Waived


12/17/2019

7th District Rejects One Prosecutor's Protest to an OVI Motion


12/12/2019

Special Provision: Mandatory Sentence in Excess of Felony Range Upheld


12/03/2019

Hamilton County Judge Declares Reagan Tokes Act Unconstitutional


12/02/2019

Prison Sentences that Shock the Conscious: The Gwynne Decision and Meaningful Appellate Review


11/26/2019

Criminal Justice News This Week (week of 11-25-19)


11/16/2019

Dangerous Witnesses You Can't Cross Examine: The Unreliability of Alcohol Breath Tests and OVI/DUI Defense


01/31/2019

Amnesty Program Helps Ohio Residents Regain Driver's License


05/05/2009

Rule 16 Columbus Dispatch Article

Read the article by Bruce Cadwallader


05/04/2009

Open Discovery Press Release


09/12/2008

Ohio's Open Discovery

Cuyahoga County Local Rule Passes


07/09/2008

Open Discovery Needed

From Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Cleveland Plain Dealer
Regina Brett


06/01/2008

Broken Duty

An historical guide to the Failure to Disclose Evidence by Ohio Prosecutors