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Frequently Asked Questions About Criminal Defense In Ohio

If you have been charged with a crime, you could be facing serious consequences, including hefty fines, probation or jail time. A conviction can lead to difficulty getting housing, education or a job. Kenneth Crislip, an aggressive criminal defense attorney in the metro area of Akron, Ohio, is ready to defend you rights in and out of the courtroom. Below are some of the most typical questions he answers about criminal matters.

Q: Is marijuana legal in Ohio?

A: No. If you are caught possessing marijuana in Ohio, you could be facing serious charges.

Q: My child was caught with drugs; will they go jail?

A: The state of Ohio generally focuses on rehabilitation over punishment if it is a first offense.

Q: What is the age of consent in Ohio?

A: The age of consent for sexual contact is 16.

Q: I was accused of a sex crime. Should I tell the police my side of the story?

A: If you were accused of sexual assault, it is important to get a lawyer right away. Anything you say to the police can be used against you.

Q: I believe I was stopped unfairly by the police. What can I do?

If you believed a police officer stopped you unfairly and found drugs or a weapon, a lawyer can help examine the facts to determine if the stop was legal and defend your constitutional rights.

Q: Will I get sent to jail if I get a DUI?

A: If it is your first offense, there are likely other options besides jail. For subsequent offenses, jail time is a possibility.

Q: When can a juvenile record be expunged?

A: Once you turn 18, you can apply for expungement, which will seal your records.

Facing Serious Criminal Charges? Give Us A Call.

Get answers to your own "criminal defense FAQ" — questions about your own criminal charges. Discuss your arrest or allegations during a consultation with a lawyer. Call Kenneth M. Crislip Attorney at Law in the metro area of Akron, Ohio, at 330-525-8607 or send an email.

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