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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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    • Crypto Crime in 2019: How Law Enforcement is Targeting Digital Currency

      The end of 2018 may have seen the value of cryptocurrencies plummet from their unprecedented high the previous year, but sell-offs and market fluctuations haven't reduced interest in the future ...

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    • U.S. Lawmakers Propose Bills to Target Crypto Crime, Strengthen Digital Currency Market

      With the meteoric rise and fall (and now somewhat rise again) of the most recognizable cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, more Americans are aware of digital currencies. From anonymity, blockchain technology, ...

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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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    • State and Federal Hate Crime Laws in Ohio: Ethnic Intimidation, Enhancements & Elevated Penalties

      Hate crimes are not new, but they have become an increasingly larger focus for state and federal law enforcement. Since the first federal hate crimes statute was signed into law in 1968, statutory ...

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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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    • 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 ...

      Read More
    • 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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    • Attorney Ian Friedman Speaks at The City Club of Cleveland on Fifth Amendment Rights

      On March 11, 2019, Attorney Friedman was a guest of the City Club Of Cleveland as a member of a panel on Fifth Amendment rights. "ConstitutionALE. The Fifth Amendment: Self-Incrimination and Double ...

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    • Recent Gun Legislation Passed To Go In Effect Within 90 Days

      The Ohio legislature recently passed gun legislation that initially was billed as a “stand your ground” law. The stand your ground portion addressed the duty to retreat prior to using deadly force, ...

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    • Attorney Brad Wolfe Presents for the OACDL

      Attorney Brad Wolfe recently presented for the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers at the “Tools for the Criminal Defense Toolbox” CLE seminar. Brad spoke about recent developments in case ...

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    • Tax Fraud & Federal Charges: What You Need to Know

      Tax fraud and tax evasion are among the more common offenses often lumped into the white collar crime category. Often, these offenses are associated with well-known financial titans, corporate ...

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    • U.S. Securities Law Can Apply to Cryptocurrency, Federal Judge Rules

      In September, a federal judge from the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York ruled that U.S. securities law can be used to prosecute individuals with fraud cases involving ...

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    • Attorney Ian Friedman Speaks at The City Club of Cleveland on Fifth Amendment Rights

      On March 11, 2019, Attorney Friedman was a guest of the City Club Of Cleveland as a member of a panel on Fifth Amendment rights. "ConstitutionALE. The Fifth Amendment: Self-Incrimination and Double ...

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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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    • Attorney Friedman Gets Felony Sex Charges Reduced to Misdemeanor Assault as Part of Plea Bargain Deal

      On December 13th 2013, a warrant was issued for the arrest of the former director of the Magnificat High School performing arts center on charges of gross sexual imposition with a student. Cleveland ...

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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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    • 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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    • 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