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Why Is Case Manslaughter Different From Murder?

Have you ever wondered what makes a case of manslaughter different from murder? Manslaughter and murder are two different criminal offenses, but they can sometimes be difficult to differentiate. When it comes to criminal charges,

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What Is a Crime Involving Moral Turpitude?

No statutory definition of crimes involving moral turpitude (CIMTs) exists. Instead, the legal community has relied on case law and court decisions to characterize and identify CIMTs. Generally, they are considered offenses that shock the

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Will Your Criminal Case Go to Trial?

You have the constitutional right to a trial in a criminal case. A trial allows you, the defendant, to challenge the evidence against you and cross-examine witnesses. It protects the assumption that you are innocent

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Dos and Don’ts After Being Arrested

Being arrested can be a frightening experience. When emotions are high, it can be difficult to fully understand what’s happening. In some cases, it can cause a person to act out of character, which could

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Are Federal Sentencing Guidelines Mandatory?

The U.S. Sentencing Commission establishes the federal sentencing guidelines. The policies provide recommendations on the sentence ranges that can be imposed upon persons convicted of federal crimes. The terms of imprisonment are based on several

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Is Medical Marijuana Legal in Ohio?

In April of 2016, the House chamber was introduced to the idea of the legalization of medical marijuana. In conjunction with Senate oversight, the state of Ohio authorized the legal use of medical marijuana as

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