What if I Don’t Show Up For Jury Duty?

If you’re like most people, receiving a jury summons in the mail is not something you look forward to. However, juries serve a critical function in the legal process. Being on a jury gives you the opportunity to learn more about the justice system and fulfill your civic duty. Further, it is important not to… Read more

What Happens If You Get an Out of State Warrant for Arrest?

An outstanding arrest warrant is serious and requires your immediate attention. Even if the warrant was issued by another state, you can be arrested here in Ohio and vice versa. Warrants never expire, which means that you could be detained and extradited to the state where it was issued at any time. But, keep in… Read more

What Does “Sexual Imposition” Mean in the State of Ohio?

Ohio Revised Code Section 2907.06, defines the criminal offense of “Sexual Imposition” as “sexual contact,”  which is defined a touching of another person’s erogenous area.  For further clarity, erogenous areas constitute the thigh, genitals, buttocks, pubic region, or female breast. What is a “Sexual Imposition” Charge? Consequently, one of the following five circumstances must apply… Read more

What is the age of consent for sex in Ohio?

The age of consent for sex in Ohio is 16. If a person is 18 years of age or older, then it is a crime for that person to have sexual conduct (including oral sex) with a person who is under 16 years old.  In such a case (where the accuser is between 13 and… Read more

Weekly Criminal Defense News – Friday, August 28, 2015

Criminal Defense News Of The Week Drug Kingpin Sentenced to Prison for Nationwide Drug Ring The kingpin of a criminal drug ring was sentenced to five years in prison on August 24th (Business Insider). Residing in Las Vegas, John Bowen, 68, led an illegal drug franchise that distributed a product known as ‘Spice.’ A drug… Read more

Can the best criminal defense lawyer win every criminal case?

It depends on who you ask. Even the best criminal defense attorneys have different views.  Gerry Spence, one of the best trial lawyers in America, says “yes.”  Others say to forget about ever winning against the government. Why Top Rated Lawyers Give Opposing Views Gerry Spence, one of America’s greatest trial lawyers, says that with… Read more

Todd Long wins Insanity Case

Our client, a 57-year old Columbus area woman, received a Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity verdict last week acquitting her of Burglary and Theft in connection with a break-in and theft of personal property from her neighbor’s home. Our client was caught with the stolen goods in her possession, and she confessed to the… Read more

Columbus lawyer Todd A. Long wins major drug trafficking case

Drug Trafficking NOT GUILTY Verdict Our client, a 34-year old mother of one, ironically with the name of “Hope,” was found NOT GUILTY of complicity to commit drug trafficking in heroin by a jury in Lancaster (Fairfield County) Ohio. Hope was accused of being the supplier and alleged “ringleader” of a drug trafficking ring operating… Read more