Criminal Law

Good Faith Exception

The police need reasonable suspicion that a crime has been committed prior to pulling someone over or temporarily detaining them.  The police need probable cause to arrest someone.  Even if the police are wrong, as long as they acted in good faith, the stop, detention or arrest is still valid. […]

Ohio Expungement Eligibility Requirements Expanded

Ohio expungement eligibility requirements expanded with the new expungement laws.  Under the old law, a “first offender” was defined as a person with only one conviction on their record.  The new law expanded the definition of “first offender” to someone that “has not more than one felony conviction, not more[…]