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So you have a warrant for your arrest

It's a common occurrence in my practice to get a phone call from a potential client who has just learned that they have a warrant out for their arrest. It can be really scary for the individual, but is common for me to deal with in my practice. And sometimes, people...

Lawyer Talk- Time to get street smart!

I really should create an alert on my calendar to blog. My cases just seem to be getting in the way:) So I was thinking today about how you pick up lingo by being on the streets and/or in the criminal justice system, albeit willingly or not. So I am going to share...

DUI Checkpoints

Last night the Ohio State Highway Patrol conducted a sobriety checkpoint in Lakewood at the Corner of Detroit and Northland. The checkpoint ran from 9 pm to 1 am and was coupled with officers patrolling the surrounding area. The United States Supreme Court has upheld...

Baby Mama Drama – Child Support Arrearage

So the phrase, "Baby Mama Drama" has become a staple of the English language in the past few years, but really, for good reason. So, I recently had a Baby Mama Drama child support case, so in the hopes that someone with some BMD is reading this, here we go. So what...

Give me my stuff back! Replevin what?

Replevin is one of those words that just sounds...smart. It's a word I think I heard in law school one time. So when a client called me asking about a replevin, I was like, really?? But last week I had a replevin hearing. Admittedly, replevin is not the sexiest topic...