Tuesday, February 5, 2019

April 19, 2017…An Important Date in Ohio Legislative History.

Why this date?  What is significant about that date?  It was the date that “Annie’s Law” became effective.  It brought important changes to Ohio’s drunk driving statutes.  Under Ohio law, drunk driving is referred to as Operating a Motor Vehicle While Intoxicated, or more commonly known as OVI. 

Under Annie’s Law, the “look-back” period is now 10 years instead of the previous 6.  For drivers who are convicted of a second OVI within 10 years of their first, this means that their punishment is now greatly enhanced.  Also, inherent in “Annie’s Law” is its major emphasis on the use of ignition interlock devices.

Many times good people make poor judgements and the only sin you may have committed is not calling Jon.  That’s attorney Jon Sinn, a noted OVI/DUI lawyer located in Akron defending the accused throughout Northeast Ohio.  If you or a loved one is charged with OVI contact Jon Sinn immediately at (330) 431-0160.

Monday, January 14, 2019

In a Murder Case Everyone is Suffering.

Make no mistake about it, when a criminal case involves murder everyone is adversely affected.  This is especially true when someone is falsely accused of the ultimate crime.  Murder trials are, at the very least, stressful on all of the families involved.  Some people say things and make accusations based more on emotion than fact.

If you or a loved one is accused of criminal charges related to malicious wounding or murder, the stakes could not be higher.  Many times, in the heat of the moment, people feel they have no other alternative than to save themselves from mortal danger.  Self-defense can be used to justify certain actions.

You need to take “certain action” when hiring a murder defense lawyer in Northeast Ohio.  Attorney Jon Sinn has tried dozens of murder cases.  Please visit his website at and see for yourself.  Often, the only sin you may have committed is not calling Jon.  He is Akron criminal defense attorney Jon Sinn at (330) 431-0160.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

The Drug and Criminal Justice Policies Initiative.

This is just one of the many hundreds of issues that appeared on state-wide ballots last November.  We all know that The House is now controlled by the Democrats and The Senate by the Republicans, but what about this Drug and Criminal Justice Policies Initiative on the Ohio ballot?  Well, it was defeated.

By voting no, Ohioans essentially –

1.  Did not reduce most drug possessions to misdemeanors.
2.  People on probation can still be sent to prison for non-criminal violations.
3.  Did NOT create a sentence “credits” program for participation in rehabilitation.

How does The Drug and Criminal Justice Policies Initiative failure to pass affect your family?  Akron Ohio Criminal Lawyer Jon Sinn knows the answers.  Northeast Ohioans have been relying on his expertise for many years.  Many times, the only sin you may have committed is NOT calling Jon.  Attorney Jon Sinn at (330) 431-0160.

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Guide to New Year's Eve in Akron: Festivals, Events, Things to Do

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"There are plenty of great places to ring in the new year for both kids and adults—from the huge city-wide fireworks display to private parties at some of Akron's best clubs and venues."


Friday, December 14, 2018

The History of Criminal Justice.

So, how did we get to where we are today?  Law enforcement in ancient China was administered by “prefects”.  Under the rule of Dang Lin Wang a new judicial system began to emerge.  Prefects usually reported to the local magistrate, just as modern police report to judges.  Prefects were responsible for handling investigations, much like modern police detectives.

In ancient Rome and Greece duties associated with modern police enforcement were done by private citizens.  The Roman Empire somehow managed to maintain civil order until its fall.  Believe it or not, the city of Rome never had an actual police force!  By the reign of Augustus Rome had a population of over one million citizens.

Today, when someone is accused of a crime they seek the services of a great criminal attorney.  One of the very best is Akron Ohio DUI and criminal lawyer Jon Sinn.  Having worked for both sides, nobody knows better than Jon that the only sin you may have committed is NOT calling him right away.  From his family to yours Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

FREE Things to Do During Winter Break

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"Check out this list of fun and FREE (or almost free) things to do during winter break. Enjoy!"