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Posts tagged "Criminal Defense"

Eyewitness identification reforms could reduce conviction errors

Not every criminal suspect in Ohio identified by an eyewitness is the guilty party. Research studies have found that witnesses are prone to mistakes that get reinforced as criminal cases progress through the justice system. Reforms adopted by some law enforcement agencies have shown strong potential for reducing identification errors that lead to wrongful convictions.

Warrantless car searches

Search warrants are an important privacy protection provided by the Fourth Amendment. Ohio residents often expect this law to protect them from unlawful searches and privacy violations by police. There are situations, however, when police may search a vehicle without a warrant. Determining whether a vehicle search was legal or not is an important part of many criminal cases.

Proposed law could impact drunk drivers - if it passes

In an effort to save the lives of potentially hundreds of people, an Ohio family has worked tirelessly since losing a loved one in a drunk driving incident in 2013 to pass what has come to be known as "Annie's Law." On Nov. 15, however, media sources reported that as the year's end approaches, the family may be running out of time.

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