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    • Bresha Meadows Case Sparks Mass Movement

      It is no surprise that media and our society can sensationalize crime, especially when cases involve interesting concepts or characters. While widespread coverage can impact a case and lead to unfair ...

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    • Ohio House of Representatives Passes House Bill 368

      Ohio’s criminal statutes pertaining to cybercrimes are seemingly archaic, limited solely to conduct that results in a successful or completed infiltration of a particular computer system and utilizing ...

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    • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association Journal

      Attorney Madelyn J. Grant was honored to be in the Young Lawyers Feature within the Cleveland Metropolitan Journal. She wrote a compelling article explaining life as a young, female criminal defense ...

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    • Attorney Brad Wolfe Has Written an Article in The Vindicator for the OACDL about Electronic Evidence

      Advances in technology require the modern defense attorney to identify, acquire, and analyze varieties of electronic evidence. “Digital” or “electronic” evidence has been defined as “any probative ...

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    • Ohio Jury Trial Advisory Group Report and Recommendations for Resuming Jury Trials

      COVID-19 has brought the U.S. criminal justice system to a near halt. The vast majority of criminal and civil cases have been in limbo as the courts wrestle with the best manner in which to safely ...

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    • Supreme Court Rules Non-Unanimous Criminal Jury Verdicts Unconstitutional

      In a landmark decision, the United States Supreme Court has ruled that the Sixth Amendment requires unanimous jury verdicts to convict defendants in state criminal trials. The case, Ramos v. ...

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    • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association Journal

      Attorney Madelyn J. Grant was honored to be in the Young Lawyers Feature within the Cleveland Metropolitan Journal. She wrote a compelling article explaining life as a young, female criminal defense ...

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    • Is CBD Legal in Ohio? The Lesser Known Cannabinoid & State, Federal Laws

      Ohio is one of 33 states, along with the District of Columbia, to permit the medical use of cannabis with a doctor’s recommendation, but is not among the 11 states (plus DC, and soon Illinois come ...

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    • What You Need to Know About Medical Marijuana Laws in Ohio

      Ohio Medical Marijuana Program January 2019 saw the arrival of Ohio’s long-delayed medical marijuana program. Passed under House Bill 523 in 2016, the program was slated to be fully operational by ...

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    • 2020 Budget Proposal Makes Cybersecurity, Cybercrime Priorities

      On Monday, March 11, 2019, the White House released its 2020 Budget Proposal. The federal government’s plan for Fiscal Year 2020, A Budget for a Better America , is a robust 150-page proposal packed ...

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    • Is CBD Legal in Ohio? The Lesser Known Cannabinoid & State, Federal Laws

      Ohio is one of 33 states, along with the District of Columbia, to permit the medical use of cannabis with a doctor’s recommendation, but is not among the 11 states (plus DC, and soon Illinois come ...

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    • USSG § 2b1.1: How Do Sentencing Guidelines Work in Federal Fraud Cases?

      Fraud and financial crimes are big targets for law enforcement, especially at the federal level. Be it a financially motivated cybercrime offense or a more “traditional” fraud that falls under federal ...

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    • The First Step Act: Why the Federal Justice System is Still Tough on Crime

      On Tuesday, December 18, the Senate passed the nation's most significant federal criminal justice reform in history by voting 87-12 in favor of the First Step Act. While that's a major and ...

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    • 100 Tips For New Criminal Lawyers

      Attorney Ian Friedman discusses 100 tips for new criminal lawyers in a recent article published by the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Journal. Mr. Friedman shares valuable information, which he gathered ...

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    • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association Journal

      Attorney Madelyn J. Grant was honored to be in the Young Lawyers Feature within the Cleveland Metropolitan Journal. She wrote a compelling article explaining life as a young, female criminal defense ...

      Read More
    • Attorney Brad Wolfe Has Written an Article in The Vindicator for the OACDL about Electronic Evidence

      Advances in technology require the modern defense attorney to identify, acquire, and analyze varieties of electronic evidence. “Digital” or “electronic” evidence has been defined as “any probative ...

      Read More
    • Ohio Jury Trial Advisory Group Report and Recommendations for Resuming Jury Trials

      COVID-19 has brought the U.S. criminal justice system to a near halt. The vast majority of criminal and civil cases have been in limbo as the courts wrestle with the best manner in which to safely ...

      Read More
    • Supreme Court Rules Non-Unanimous Criminal Jury Verdicts Unconstitutional

      In a landmark decision, the United States Supreme Court has ruled that the Sixth Amendment requires unanimous jury verdicts to convict defendants in state criminal trials. The case, Ramos v. ...

      Read More
    • 100 Tips For New Criminal Lawyers

      Attorney Ian Friedman discusses 100 tips for new criminal lawyers in a recent article published by the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Journal. Mr. Friedman shares valuable information, which he gathered ...

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    • The Frightening Intersection of Child Pornography and Asperger's Syndrome

      The inability to fully monitor what a child or young adult does on the Internet is a constant struggle and source of anxiety for so many parents. However, that fear is extraordinarily heightened for ...

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    • Sex Offender Registration in Ohio: Crimes & Classification Tiers

      Sex crimes are notorious for their severe social stigma, and for the serious and life-altering consequences which can accompany both allegations and convictions. Among those are requirements for ...

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    • Former Ian Friedman Client Seeking Action Against the State

      In 2008, James Vaughan III of Shaker Heights was convicted of kidnapping and raping a 9-year-girl. On appeal, Vaughan's family hired Attorney Ian Friedman to re-evaluate the case and develop a new ...

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    • Super Lawyers Honors Attorney Ian Friedman for 8th Consecutive Year

      Our team is proud to announce that Attorney Ian N. Friedman has once against been selected for inclusion in the Ohio Super Lawyers list. This inclusion in the 2016 edition marks the eighth consecutive ...

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    • Congratulations to Ian N. Friedman for his Selection in the 2014 Ohio Super Lawyers® List!

      At our firm, we are committed to upholding the rights of Cleveland citizens and protecting them from the wrath of the harsh criminal justice system. Criminal law is our passion and our success is ...

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    • New Title IX Regulations Aim to Level the Playing Field in School Sexual Misconduct Cases

      Complaints of sexual misconduct, sexual assault, dating violence, or sexual harassment on campuses are governed by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, a gender discrimination law designed ...

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    • Split Appeals Court Rulings on Title IX Cross-Examinations Sets Stage for SCOTUS Showdown

      A recent decision handed down by a federal appeals court in early August may add to growing challenges concerning Title IX regulations already in flux – particularly as they relate to due process ...

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    • What Can a Title IX Attorney Do For You?

      While Title IX legislation is in place to protect the rights of accused students, sometimes it can have quite the opposite effect. Title IX is part of the Education Amendments Act and works chiefly to ...

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    • New Title IX Regulations Aim to Level the Playing Field in School Sexual Misconduct Cases

      Complaints of sexual misconduct, sexual assault, dating violence, or sexual harassment on campuses are governed by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, a gender discrimination law designed ...

      Read More
    • Split Appeals Court Rulings on Title IX Cross-Examinations Sets Stage for SCOTUS Showdown

      A recent decision handed down by a federal appeals court in early August may add to growing challenges concerning Title IX regulations already in flux – particularly as they relate to due process ...

      Read More
    • What Can a Title IX Attorney Do For You?

      While Title IX legislation is in place to protect the rights of accused students, sometimes it can have quite the opposite effect. Title IX is part of the Education Amendments Act and works chiefly to ...

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    • When Can the Police Stop a Vehicle? Traffic Stops & the Fourth Amendment

      Many allegations of criminal conduct commence with a standard traffic stop of a motor vehicle. Often, the stop will result in a search of the vehicle, as well as its passengers and contents. The ...

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    • Ohio Supreme Court: Can Gun Specifications Apply to an On-Duty Officer?

      In his original trial, a former Ottawa Hills police officer was convicted of felonious assault with a firearm specification for shooting and paralyzing a motorcyclist. The count of felony assault ...

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    • USSG § 2b1.1: How Do Sentencing Guidelines Work in Federal Fraud Cases?

      Fraud and financial crimes are big targets for law enforcement, especially at the federal level. Be it a financially motivated cybercrime offense or a more “traditional” fraud that falls under federal ...

      Read More
    • 2020 Budget Proposal Makes Cybersecurity, Cybercrime Priorities

      On Monday, March 11, 2019, the White House released its 2020 Budget Proposal. The federal government’s plan for Fiscal Year 2020, A Budget for a Better America , is a robust 150-page proposal packed ...

      Read More