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

Ohio law, specifically the Ohio Revised Code Section 2907.06, defines the criminal offense of “Sexual Imposition” as “sexual contact,” i.e., the touching of another person’s erogenous area. Erogenous areas constitute for the thigh, genitals, buttocks, pubic region, or female breast. The charge of “Sexual Imposition” applies in one of the following five circumstances: Call (614)… 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 Reads – Friday, August 28, 2015

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 imitating marijuana’s effects, Spice was imported… Read More

Can a good lawyer win every criminal case?

It depends on who you ask. Even the best criminal defense lawyers 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

Our client, a 34-year old mother of one, ironically with the name of “Hope,” was found NOT GUILTY of complicity to commit 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 across Columbus and nearby parts of… Read More

Can lawyers who fight against prosecutor misconduct make a difference?

Wired Magazine published an article last week detailing how prosecutors misuse PowerPoint slide presentations to improperly influence a jury. Unfair and inflammatory argument is common tactic used by prosecutors across the nation, even by prosecutors here in Columbus, Ohio.  However, the use of unfair computer-generated visual aids in argument is a fairly new twist on… Read More