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  • State and Federal Hate Crime Laws in Ohio: Ethnic Intimidation, Enhancements & Elevated Penalties
    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?
    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
    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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  • 18 U.S.C. § 1503: What Exactly is Obstruction of Justice?
    18 U.S.C. § 1503: What Exactly is Obstruction of Justice?

    “Obstruction of Justice” has become the buzz word of the day, particularly in light of speculation about what’s to come of the infamous Mueller Report and the debate over potential criminal charges ...

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  • The Feds Are Listening: Wiretapping & Federal Criminal Defense
    The Feds Are Listening: Wiretapping & Federal Criminal Defense

    Wiretapping may be viewed as the stuff of secret agents, but if you watch enough true crime documentaries, you’re likely aware it’s a serious investigation tactic actually used by law enforcement. For ...

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  • Criminal Convictions and Voting Rights in Ohio
    Criminal Convictions and Voting Rights in Ohio

    Criminal convictions can result in far-reaching consequences that extend beyond fines and terms of imprisonment. For some individuals, convictions also impose restrictions on certain civil rights and ...

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