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White collar crimes and mortgage fraud

The mortgage industry is booming as the economy recovers from the Great Recession. However, since the economy collapsed about a decade ago, many lenders have tightened their lending standards, meaning that many everyday Ohioans are left unable to obtain a loan. Of course, these mortgage loans are only given after people submit an application which details their income and their debts. With mortgage companies facing an influx of applications, it can be hard for them to thoroughly vet all applications, which could tempt some to fudge the numbers a bit. However, under Ohio law this is considered mortgage fraud.

Ohio's drug manufacturing laws

Although marijuana may be gaining more widespread acceptance across the country, legal authorities continue to crack down on marijuana offenders as well as those possessing, dealing, and manufacturing illegal substances. But, depending on the specific law an individual is accused of breaking, the penalties upon conviction can vary widely. So, too, can the legal elements that the prosecution must prove before obtaining that conviction. Therefore, it is imperative that those individuals who are facing allegations of committing a drug crime understand the laws they are accused of breaking, and how best to defend themselves.

Can I keep my license after an alcohol-related incident?

Drivers who face charges related to a violation of Ohio alcohol or drug laws could face serious penalties. One of these penalties includes the loss of driving privileges. The duration of any license suspension depends on the nature of the crime and the defendant's criminal history.

Ohio woman facing theft and forgery charges

Many Ohioans find themselves in positions where they handle money that belongs to others. These jobs carry great responsibility, as any discrepancies regarding fund allocation can draw sharp questions and allegations of criminal wrongdoing. When this happens, the stakes can be incredibly high, and those who fail to aggressively defend themselves can wind up facing serious penalties that affect their lives for years, or even decades, down the road.

Ohio drug charge: funding a drug endeavor

The drug laws in Ohio are pretty broad. This means that individuals who think that they are acting in compliance with the law may find themselves being accused of a drug crime. Additionally, innocent individuals who have nothing to do with drugs can come under police scrutiny. When criminal charges are leveled against these individuals, they need to ensure that they aggressively defend themselves, lest they be subjected to harsh penalties.

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