Bail is a common way to make sure that people accused of crimes will show up in court when it's time for a hearing. In essence, it is a security payment that grants an accused individual the ability to live a normal life until future court dates. Those who do not pay bail sometimes wait for trial in jail.
Fights occurring outside of bars are an all too common occurrence. The combination of alcohol and an escalating conflict between two or more individuals has in many cases resulted in serious or even deadly consequences. However, when Ohio police arrest an individual on felony charges as a result of such an altercation, the question that commonly arises is what circumstances lead the fight to occur and who was actually responsible for initiating it.
Heroin has the reputation of being one of the most dangerous illegal drugs, and anyone caught in possession of it could face serious legal consequences. The possible penalties for a heroin arrest increase significantly if a person is suspected of distributing and selling heroin or some other powerful narcotic.
Parents have a special legal duty to protect their children from harm. When authorities believe that a parent fails to do this, he or she could face serious criminal charges which could result in spending time behind bars. One woman in Ohio is now facing felony charges for child endangerment, which is not the first time she has faced such allegations.
Being accused of a violent crime is an incredibly stressful event. American society takes violent crime very seriously, and rightfully so. When someone faces this type of accusation, it can feel overwhelming, and many are unsure where to begin in fighting the charges. One Ohio man is currently experiencing this scenario, as he prepares to address a range of serious felony charges.
Teachers are an integral part of society, since they are usually entrusted with educating and supervising children. This is a sacred trust, which is why violating this trust can result in serious punishment, depending upon the nature of the crime. One Ohio high school teacher and girls' basketball coach may be finding this out the hard way when he was brought up felony charges for sexual battery. The alleged criminal act is designated a third degree felony.
Ohio residents know that Craigslist is a community website that allows users to post a variety of advertisements in order to procure or sell just about anything (legal) you can think of. This may include posting an advertisement for a roommate or some other personal service. However, Craigslist has also been used in the commission of crimes.
A Canton man was recently indicted by a Cleveland grand jury after a witness claimed to identify him leaving a U.S. Bank on Aug. 16. The 33-year-old suspect has been accused of robbing six banks in July and August. Specifically, he faces six counts of felony bank robbery.
In Steubenville, football is king, and because the sport is so important to the community, allegations that two 16 year-old high school gridiron stars raped a West Virginia girl have turned the town on its head. The boys have already been charged with kidnapping and rape. Police say friends of the suspects and the suspects themselves have inadvertently assisted investigators by Tweeting, messaging and even posting video about the event. Even though the extensive network of their friends, classmates and others tried to delete potentially incriminating material, nothing ever disappears permanently from the Internet.