After 8 weeks of COVID-19 quarantine and isolation, the world is starting to open around us. Through some stroke of discretionary governor fiat, the business of criminal defense was deemed “essential.” I’ve driven to the office every day. For weeks the roads were virtually empty. No busy commuters looking down…...Read More
Here in Ohio, criminal courts are all but closed due to the Ohio coronavirus shutdown. That means that most courts are only handling things they deem as absolute necessities—like new arrests for violent offenses. The rest of the criminal dockets seem to be frozen in time. The Ohio Supreme Court…...Read More
1. Relax and Breathe. This may seem overly simple. But it’s important. An OVI or DUI is a traumatic experience. It is easy to let the negative thoughts take over. “I’m an idiot. I’m an alcoholic. My life is ruined. I’m going to lose my job. What am I going…...Read More
Any case can go to trial. Although we often see the most serious matters in trial, that is not always the case. Sometimes the more serious offenses carry the risk of greater consequences. We commonly have trials on all matters, including OVI, traffic, and complex criminal cases.
Trials are rare, with just 2.5% of Ohio criminal cases in common pleas court going to trial in 2012. Most cases resolve by plea negotiations. However, every case is unique and you need a lawyer to help you figure out all your available options.
Civil law deal with disputes between individuals, organizations or both. Yavitch & Palmer deals with criminal law— crimes and legal punishments of criminal offenses, like assault, robbery, drug trafficking and much more.