Wednesday, February 19, 2020

How Do You Plea?

A plea bargain is defined as an agreement in a case between the prosecutor and the defendant (as well as his or her attorney) where the prosecutor convinces the defendant to plead guilty to a lesser charge or to the original charge with a recommendation of a lighter sentence.  A court proceeding is then avoided, as well as the possibility of being convicted of a greater charge.

There are basically three types of plea bargains –

1.  Charge bargaining…used when a defendant pleads guilty to a less serious charge.
2.  Count bargaining…used when someone pleads guilty to a fewer number of charges.
3.  Sentence bargaining…a guilty plea with full prior knowledge of the sentence.

Plea bargaining may or may not be right for you or a loved one.  At that critical juncture may we suggest that you seek the advice of Jon Sinn.  Sometimes the only sin you may have committed is not calling Jon in a timely manner.  That’s Akron criminal lawyer Jon Sinn.  He will fight with you aggressively.  Just call (330) 431-0160.  

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Valentine’s Day Fun for Families

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"Valentine's Day is rapidly approaching. This year be sure to show your family how much they mean to you. It doesn't have to cost a lot or be an over the top celebration, just set some time aside to focus on your family and tell them you love them."

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Bombshell Was Much More than just a Movie.

If you saw the movie Bombshell about the Fox News scandal it is chilling and perhaps eye-opening.  These days, sexual harassment often takes on more subtle forms.  Instead of being propositioned for sex a victim might receive suggestive late-night texts or images, unwelcome sexually charged comments, or invitations to meetings that seem to turn into dates.

How is sexual harassment defined in 2020?

1.  Quid Quo Pro harassment.  We have heard that term a lot in recent months.
2.  A hostile work environment in general.
3.  Repeated compliments of an employee’s appearance.
4.  Asking an employee about their sex life.
5.  Making off-color sexual jokes.
6.  Repeated hugging.

These are just some of the ways that an otherwise upstanding individual can be brought up on sexual harassment charges.  If that happens to you this year in the state of Ohio take action to defend yourself vigorously by calling Akron sex crime attorney Jon Sinn.  Many times, the only sin you many have committed is NOT calling Jon.  That’s Jon Sinn at (330) 431-0160. 

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Drunk Driving in Ohio…What to Expect.

More than 20,000 people were killed in alcohol-impaired driving crashes, accounting for nearly one-third of all traffic-related deaths in the U.S. in the latest reporting period.  That is according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, but this has declined over the last three decades as laws have gotten tougher and tougher.

On average, first-time offenders should expect to spend a minimum of one day in jail, while those who are convicted of their second offense should anticipate at least 21 days in prison if found guilty.  The State of Ohio takes all drunk driving very seriously, beginning with the first offense. If you’re convicted you may face a variety of administrative and criminal penalties, including but not limited to fines, a suspended or revoked license, and vehicle impoundment.  .

In many cases, people are arrested for DUI in the state of Ohio and are left to fend for themselves accepting whatever punishment the courts dole out.  That is NOT the case when you hire Akron DUI defense attorney Jon Sinn.  Sometimes the only sin you may have committed is NOT calling Jon.  Attorney Jon Sinn…call him anytime at (330) 431-0160. 

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Felony Drug Possession is Very Intimidating.

Felony drug possession charges in Ohio is a very serious criminal offense on both the state and federal level.  If you are convicted of felony drug possession, you will face serious consequences which may very well entail lengthy prison time as well as hefty fines and you’ll need to get into the best shape of your life because your driver’s license will probably be suspended.

This falls under the possession of controlled substances in the Ohio Revised Code.   The law states that possession of controlled substances is knowingly obtaining, possessing, or using a controlled substance.  Let’s take a look at what that includes.  In Ohio that means marijuana, cocaine, LSD, heroin, and methamphetamines.

If you or a loved one has been arrested in The Buckeye State for felony drug possession it is overwhelming!  Calmly, but confidently pick up your phone and call Akron drug defense attorney Jon Sinn at (330) 431-0160.  Many times the only sin you have committed is NOT calling Jon…Ohio criminal defense attorney Jon Sinn.

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Criminal Law – A Brief History.

Criminal law is known as the body of law that defines criminal offenses, regulates the trial and apprehension of suspects, and fixes penalties.  A crime is considered as an offense against the public, although the actual victim may be an individual.  You may know all of that, but that does not mean you are guilty if you have been detained!

When is an arrest considered wrongful?  An arrest is deemed wrongful when a person is detained and wrongfully convicted by police without proper legal authority.  Wrongful arrests most commonly occur when a retail employee or owner holds a customer against their will because they have probable cause that the customer committed a crime in their store such as shoplifting.

It is something that happens frequently during the holiday shopping season.  Were you or a loved one wrongfully detained?  I would strongly advise you to contact the office of Akron criminal defense attorney Jon Sinn.  Many times, the only sin you have committed is not calling Jon right away.  From Jon Sinn to all Northeast Ohioans Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Too Many Holiday Parties?

It happens this time of year.  We go hither and yon to holiday parties.  Sometimes we have that proverbial “one drink too many”.  If and when that happens, getting behind the wheel is something we should NEVER do, but we are human.  Many of us think that we can handle “a few beers” then hit the road.

If you are guilty of a lapse of judgement it does not necessarily mean that you have to pay for it for the rest of your life.  A DUI conviction can carry just that stigma!  Whether you took the breathalyzer test or not, there is a very good chance that I can help you protect your future from the damage an OVI / DUI can potentially cause.

Here is the thing, DUI’s are generally really tough cases and many lawyers just give up rather than fight.  That guarantees that their clients lose in the end.  My name is Jon Sinn.  I am a DUI defense attorney in Akron Ohio.  Sometimes the only sin you may have committed is not calling me…Jon Sinn at (330) 431-0160.