SEXTING 101.

You hear about it. You generally know what it means to sext. But what are the actual consequences? Welcome class, to Sexting 101.  Minors who have a cell phone and a naked body available, please DO NOT: TAKE  SEND to other minors SEND of other minors POSSESS VIEW REQUEST You could be CHARGED with: Disseminating…

Title IX Update: Changes to Campus Sexual Misconduct Investigations

The Department of Education has issued new, interim guidelines on how colleges should handle allegations and investigations of sexual misconduct on campus. It is slightly more protective of the rights of accused students and permits colleges to have more choice in how to handle investigations. What you should know: Schools may opt to use the…

HOW TO: Party (smart) Off Campus

It’s a big weekend, with football season openers, good weather, and holiday events. Read these quick tips so you can be informed before you host or attend a party! For more information on potential offenses that you could be facing, click on the links. HOSTING A PARTY OFF CAMPUS Party prep Post “No drinking under…

Drugs & Driver’s License Changes: The New Law

CHANGES TO THE LAW GO INTO EFFECT ON SEPTEMBER 13, 2016 Current situation: you are charged with a minor misdemeanor for possession of weed while you are at a house party off campus. The result? A mandatory 6 month minimum driver’s license suspension. But you weren’t even near a car. Senate Bill 204: No more mandatory 6 month driver’s license suspension…

Age of Consent

In Ohio, the age of consent is 16. This means a 16 year old can consent to sexual activity with an adult as long as it is not forced, coerced, or with a person in a position of power over them (teacher, coach, etc.). REMEMBER If the child is 13 years old, can consent to…

Sealing Your Record (Expungement)

Requirement 1 Eligible Offender means that we look at your ENTIRE criminal and traffic record to determine if you qualify to apply for sealing of an offense. To be an eligible offender, you must have only the following: – 1 misdemeanor; or – 1 felony; or – 1 misdemeanor and 1 felony; or – 2…