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WKYC3 - OVI Checkpoints: Ohio Spends Millions Each Year, Getting Fewer Drunken Driving Arrests

November 19th, 2018

The average regional OVI checkpoint snares a single motorist e-tefor drunk driving, a Channel 3 News investigation shows. There are 13 states that don't use checkpoints, some for reasons related to the Constitution and the infringement of unreasonable searches and seizure rights. "This kind of feels like a backdoor way of getting around the Fourth Amendment," Friedman said.

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The Business Journal - UPDATE | Attorney for Warren Fabricating Releases Statement Following Federal Raid

November 14th, 2018

Agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Internal Revenue Service are on site at Warren Fabricating Corp. in Hubbard, an FBI spokeswoman confirmed. The IRS is the lead investigator on the case, the FBI said. “Warren Fabricating has done nothing inappropriate,” the company’s attorney, Ian Friedman, said in a statement issued to the press.

21 WFMJ - Warren Fabricating Releases Statement On IRS, FBI Raid.

November 14th, 2018

Agents from the FBI and Internal Revenue Service agents converged on both locations of Warren Fabricating and Machining in Trumbull County. "I'm very familiar with the situation and can state unequivocally there is really nothing to see here," said Ian Friedman. "This company has been a family-owned company running for generations. Everyone is like family here and we expect that once this is fully investigated it will be cleared up and business back to usual tomorrow."

See Full Interview - World Champion Boxer Adrien Broner Pleads Not Guilty to Forcibly Kissing Woman at Ohio Nightclub as Pacquiao Bout Looms

November 13th, 2018

Broner, 29, of Cincinnati, is charged with gross sexual imposition, a fourth-degree felony, misdemeanor sexual imposition and abduction, a third-degree felony, all related to a June incident at Anatomy Nightclub + Ultralounge in the city’s Warehouse District neighborhood, according to court records. “This is a case of a simple allegation that we believe will be proven to be not true,” Friedman said. “That place will be in the we courtroom and we look forward to that day.”

Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association’s “Hot Talks: The Impact of Issue One”

October 9th, 2018

Brad S. Wolfe moderated the Hot Talks panel. Learn more about the speakers: - Ohio's Pharmacy Board Says CBD Oil is Illegal Unless Sold Through its Medical Marijuana Program

September 26, 2018

Despite the state's policy, CBD sellers say they have no plans to take it off their shelves. Ian Friedman, a criminal defense attorney who is working with a local manufacturer and retailer of CBD oil, says the rules are only about a money grab. - Controversy Grows Over Sale of CBD Oil in Ohio

September 05, 2018

CBD oil, a popular remedy used to help with mental and physical ailments, is accumulating controversy in the state of Ohio. The Ohio Board of Pharmacy issued a new statement warning vendors that the oil is illegal. But Ian Friedman, a criminal defense attorney, believes the board is getting it wrong and many of those who rely on CBD oil are getting worried about future availability. - Former Summit Sheriff's Lieutenant Argues Rights Were Violated, Says Case Against Him Should Be Dismissed

September 04, 2018

"Williamson and his attorneys argued Tuesday during a daylong hearing in Summit County Common Pleas Court that the case against Williamson should be dismissed because his Garrity rights...His trial is scheduled for late October, though several issues remain to be resolved, including a claim that Williamson, who is African-American, is being discriminated against by being charged for misusing a law enforcement database when other white deputies weren’t prosecuted for the same offense." - Former Sheriff’s Deputy Indicted for Sexual Assault Seeking Dismissal of Charges for Misusing Computer, Claims White Deputies Weren’t Prosecuted

August 07, 2018

“They didn’t face prosecution — and their conduct was arguably worse,” said Ian Friedman, one of two Ohio attorneys representing Williamson. Friedman said Williamson used the computer program to search his name, while other deputies were found to have accessed information on other people. - Deputy Charged with Rape Accuses Summit County Sheriff's Office of Racial Discrimination

August 07, 2018

Williamson's lawyers, Ian Friedman and Brad Wolfe, acknowledged in the filing the gravity of accusing the sheriff's office of racial bias and said they gave great forethought before raising it. "Evidence to support our claim comes directly from the Summit County Sheriff's Office's own documents," Friedman said in a statement to "It speaks for itself." - Richard S. Wesorick, Brad Wolfe, & Judge, Michael Donnelly – “Jam for Justice” 7.18.18

July 18, 2018

Attorneys and judges usually wear business suits and robes. But tomorrow night, Attorney & Managing Partner, Tarollim Sundheim, Covell & Tummino LLP, Richard S. Wesorick, Attorney at Friendman & Nemecek L.L.C. & DJ, Wolfe Entertainment, Brad Wolfe, and The Honorable, Judge Michael Donnelly, will be wearing their rock-and-roll gear! Six local rock bands and one DJ are performing at “Jam for Justice” to benefit Legal Aid and it’s work to ensure safety, shelter and economic security for the most vulnerable in our community! - A Radical Idea About Winning That Just Might Be True

June 2018 - Attorney Eric Long

On November 7, 2017, Ohio voters overwhelmingly voted in favor of amending the Ohio Constitution to include added protections for victims of crime. - #Trending Traditional Crimes Meet Nontraditional Evidence

Jan/Feb 2018

Traditional sources of digital evidence, including information gathered from social media platforms, are widely used today. In order to be prepared, defense lawyers must seek evidence from sources beyond Snapchat and Twitter. Ian Friedman and Eric Nemecek consider the increased reliance on information derived from portable electronic devices, including Fitbit and Garmin fitness trackers. - Former Head of Ohio Police Commission Avoids Jail Time for Falsifying Records

Mar. 03, 2018

Junior, who apologized to the City of Ohio before Ambrose sentenced her, did not want to fight the charges, her attorney, Ian Friedman, told Monday. - Friedman Elected President of American Board of Criminal Lawyers

Jan 25, 2018

Ian Friedman of Beachwood was elected to a one-year presidency of The American Board of Criminal Lawyers, effective Jan. 1. - Ohio Hate Crime Rate More than Double that of National Average

Jan. 24, 2018

A racist slur written in permanent black marker covered a Stow woman's front door. No matter the offense, Friedman said hate crimes can't stand alone as a criminal charge in Ohio. - Marsy's Law: Are Crime Victims Really More Protected Now?

Jan. 02. 2018 - Attorney Eric Long

On Nov. 7, 2017 - Ohio voters overwhelmingly passed Issue 1, or “Marsy’s Law,” under the guise of a “victim’s bill of rights.” Ohio is the most recent state to adopt such legislation, and surely will not be the last. On its face, it is hard to imagine opposition to helping victims of crimes, and the pre-election question posed to defense attorneys and prosecutors alike was usually the same: “Why would I not vote to give these victims rights?”

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