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It Takes a Thief: Ohio’s Burglary Laws

By Yavitch & Palmer Co., L.P.A. |

Judy Grinston is a Columbus grandmother who noticed that items went missing from her house when she went outside to water her plants. Her daughter suggested setting up a nanny-cam. One evening, through an application connecting the camera to her smartphone, Mrs. Grinston’s daughter saw that a neighbor, Bryant Kibby, was inside the house…. Read More »

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When a Car Is a Weapon: Aggravated Vehicular Homicide and Similar Charges

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A Dublin, Ohio man named Matthew Cordle gained national attention when he made a YouTube video in which he admitted causing the death of another man while driving drunk. Cordle knew he was prone to blackouts after drinking, but he took the wheel with a blood alcohol level double the state limit. He pled… Read More »

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Victory on a Different Court: Beating Insider Trading Allegations

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Three years ago, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban celebrated his team’s NBA championship victory over the Miami Heat. Now, he is celebrating a victory over a different foe: the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The SEC had accused Cuban of using knowledge he gained from inside information to sell his stock in an Internet… Read More »

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Not-So-Funny Money: Counterfeit Bills

By Yavitch & Palmer Co., L.P.A. |

With great fanfare, the U.S. Treasury just introduced a brand-new design of the $100 bill. Containing the latest in 3-D graphics and color-changing technology, it’s meant to deter counterfeiters. The current bills aren’t that easy to counterfeit, but the government has to keep a step ahead of newer technologies that allow for more precise… Read More »

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Sexting Your Way Into a Felony

By Yavitch & Palmer Co., L.P.A. |

Have you had “that talk” with your teen recently? No, not the one about “the birds and the bees” – the one about the dangers of keeping nude or sexually explicit pictures on a cellphone. Earlier this year, up to eight cell phones belonging to high school students were confiscated and found to have… Read More »

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No Good Deed Goes Unpunished—Why Buying a Bindle for a Friend is a Bad Idea

By Yavitch & Palmer Co., L.P.A. |

So you decided to do your friend a favor. You scored some marijuana or cocaine for personal use, and you picked up a bindle for him, too. You brought it to him, and he reimbursed you for his drugs. Suddenly, you’re under arrest for trafficking drugs. Most people know that possession of certain drugs… Read More »

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Just Kids — Until They Are Tried as Adults

By Yavitch & Palmer Co., L.P.A. |

Children are growing up faster because they are exposed to so much adult media and have less parental supervision. Or they are maturing more slowly — blame the bad economy and overindulgent parenting. They are having sex and using drugs earlier, but putting off marriage and adulthood until later. Thirty-five is the new 18…. Read More »

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