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Citing self-defense

It is not uncommon when reviewing news of criminal cases in Ohio County to hear that a defendant claim that his or her actions were in self-defense. While many may view this as the standard response to any allegations involving violence, we here at the Scott C. Brown Law Office can attest to the fact that such a defense may indeed be valid, and is recognized by the law. It may behoove you to understand the state’s self-defense statute if you are facing the potential for criminal penalties in a case where you felt your response to a threat was justified.

Child sex crime case goes before State Supreme Court

Many people who think about sex crimes in Ohio may initially think about adults that are accused of crimes against children or perhaps against other adults who may be more vulnerable than they in some manner. However, it is also possible that an allegation of rape or some other form of a sex crime may be made against a minor.

What are the collateral consequences of a felony?

If you are facing a felony conviction in Wheeling, you are no doubt aware of the severity of situation. Along with jail times and exorbitant fines, you will also be subject to the collateral consequences of a felony. These consequences can impact many different areas of one’s life, from being able to vote to securing gainful employment.

What are collateral consequences?

If you’ve been convicted of a felony in Wheeling, you know firsthand that the legal consequences can be extremely severe. In addition to things like fines and jail time, convicted felons are also subjected to something known as collateral consequences. These effects can reach far beyond the courtroom, and may even result in further criminal convictions down the line.

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