All across the nation, lawmakers are making an impact on criminal justice reform, particularly when it comes to minor drug crimes. Many people in possession of drugs for their own personal addictions have been charged with felonies in the state of Ohio. However, lawmakers recently introduced Senate Bill 3 in an effort to make many minor drug possession charges misdemeanors rather than felonies. Lawmakers hope the Senate passes the bill by June of this year.
Taking money or property that doesn't belong to you and using it for your own gain, with no intent of giving it back, is generally considered a theft crime in the state of Ohio. Embezzlement is similar to other crimes of theft and/or larceny, but differs in that it typically occurs when one party has legal access to someone else's money or property for management purposes, but ends up illegally diverting funds or otherwise using the other party's money for themselves without permission. With other crimes of theft, the offending party generally does not have legal access to the other party's money or property.
There are many forms of identity fraud, but generally, a person may face criminal charges if they wrongfully collect and use another person's personal information to commit a fraud.
If you were arrested for drug possession or any drug-related charges, there is every chance that your charges could be dismissed with the right defense strategy. Antonio Callaway, wide receiver for the Cleveland Browns, was facing a misdemeanor charge for marijuana possession following a traffic stop in August of last year, but has since had the charge dismissed.
Perhaps you suffered an injury in a crash, a work-related accident or some other accident. In the alternative, you may suffer from a medical condition such as cancer that causes you intense pain. In order to help you control your pain, your doctor prescribed you an opioid.