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Monday, June 17, 2019

The Heat is On.

In the summer the weather is not the only thing that heats up in Ohio.  Tempers do the same!  There is a clear relationship between warmer weather and hotter tempers.  In one study done by Dr. Leah Schinasi, published in the Journal of Urban Health, it showed that disorderly conduct increased when daily temperatures are higher.

Overall, crime rates were highest in the warmest months of the year—May through September—and highest on the hottest days.  For example, when the heat index is over 90 degrees, rates of violent crime were 9 percent higher compared to days when the temperature was 57 degrees.  It just makes sense…the hotter it is the shorter are people’s tempers.

Akron criminal defense attorney Jon Sinn understands that, and with summer upon us there will probably be a rise in violent crime in the Northeast Ohio area.  Being arrested for a violent crime does not make you guilty.  Sometimes the only sin you may have committed is NOT calling Jon.  Attorney Jon Sinn at (330) 431-0160.

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Guns in Vehicles in Ohio.

I don’t think I have to tell you that you are treading on dangerous ground here.  How does the state of Ohio treat this?  The Buckeye State prohibits any person from knowingly transporting or having in a motor vehicle a loaded firearm that is accessible to the operator or any passenger who has not left the vehicle.

Here MAY be some exceptions –


1.  The gun is unloaded
2.  It is in an enclosed package or case
3.  It is placed in a rack holder specifically made to carry that firearm
4.  The length of the firearm and barrel may also play a part

Being arrested in the state of Ohio on a charge of transporting a firearm or having it in your car does NOT necessarily mean you are guilty.  So pick up your phone immediately and call weapons charge defense attorney Jon Sinn.  Many times, the only sin you may have committed is not calling Jon.  Seek the council of Akron criminal lawyer Jon Sinn by calling (330) 431-0160.   

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

The Long-Term Stigma of a Sex Crime.

In this era of Me Too and other heightened ways of raising awareness, America will not tolerate anything even remotely attached to a sex crime.  Let’s look at the dictionary meaning.  A sex crime is defined as a sex act that is considered deviant in nature.  There are many acts that fall under the heading of a sex crime.

Some of them are –


1.  Rape
2.  Physical abuse
3.  Battery
4.  Indecent exposure
5.  Child molestation

If you or a loved one have been accused of a sex crime in the State of Ohio, you should immediately call Northeast Ohio sex crime defense attorney Jon Sinn.  Many times, you will find that the only sin you have committed is NOT calling Jon.  He is Akron criminal defense attorney Jon Sinn at (330) 431-0160.  

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Physical Control.

This is not a football term that applies to Baker Mayfield of the Cleveland Browns.  I know that we admire his steely-eyed coolness in the pocket, but in this case, it deals with being in a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs with one exception…physical control does not require that the vehicle have ever been driven or even started.

Here is a good example…you stagger out of the tavern and decide to “sleep it off” in your vehicle.  Maybe you decided to start the car, either to run the air conditioner or the heater, so the vehicle is actually running, then you drift off.  But make no mistake about it, you don’t even need to have the car running or even have the keys in the ignition in order to be in violation.

You may think that you have done the right thing…the safe thing!  Ohio law enforcement may think otherwise!  Akron DUI attorney Jon Sinn knows the angst that you are going through.  He is one of Ohio’s premier OVI lawyers.  Sometimes the only sin you may have committed is NOT calling Jon.  That’s Ohio DUI attorney Jon Sinn at (330) 431-0160.     

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

No it Isn’t…Yes it is. No it Isn’t…Yes it is.

Marijuana is the subject of much debate all over the nation.  In Ohio the law is very emphatic…no it isn’t legal!  Those that favor the use of marijuana for various reasons say “it’s no big deal for heaven’s sake…it’s just weed.  There are still judges in the Buckeye State who treat weed the same way they view hard drugs.

Here is something that you should probably know, Akron drug defense attorney Jon Sinn is a member of the National Association for the Reform of Marijuana Laws.  What does that mean to you?  Well, when it comes to protecting your drivers’ license (which can be your lifeblood) and other important aspects of your freedom he knows how to defend you.

Can you imagine the soul-crushing realization one day that you cannot get the job you want or the license you need because of something that is perfectly legal in other states?  If you or a loved one has been arrested on any marijuana charge call Jon Sinn immediately.  The only sin you may have committed is not calling Jon.  He is Ohio drug defense lawyer Jon Sinn at (330) 431-0160.

Monday, April 1, 2019

Help…Not Jail.

Drug offenders struggling with substance abuse or dependence need help, not jail!  It is a statement that has been shouted all over the U.S. and Northeast Ohio is NO exception.  Instead of incarceration, for people charged with drug possession offenses or drug-related probation and parole violations there is community-based treatment.

Latinos and Blacks are particularly harder effected by the tendency to just “throw the offender in jail” rather than seek treatment.  There are various resources to seek out in the Akron area.  My goodness, you can even wear t-shirts that show your support for humane drug treatment throughout Northeast Ohio.

What you should always do is fight incarceration for a drug offense!  In that vein I offer my services.  I am drug defense attorney Jon Sinn.  I have battled for treatment over incarceration for my entire defense career.  Truly in this case, the only sin you may have committed is not thinking about calling me.  I am Jon Sinn Akron drug defense lawyer at (330) 431-0160.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Jury vs. Bench…That is the Question.

The choice between a jury or bench trial is an important one.  You need a top-flight criminal defense attorney who understands the important advantages and disadvantages of both.  There is so much stress if you have been accused of a major crime in the State of Ohio.  The family is probably not thinking rationally.  You need to retain someone who is!

Some might prefer bench trials if they have a particularly complicated case that they believe may confuse a jury.  Bench trials tend to have outcomes more favorable to professionals.  For the plaintiff a jury trial might be preferable.  Judges often have a firmer grasp on “the burden of proof” than 12 diverse individuals.

When you have Jon Sinn represent you in a criminal case in Northeast Ohio he will guide you through the difficult path of the type of trial and defense issues that you need from a third party who has had decades of experience working for both the prosecutor and the defense.  Many times, the only sin you may have committed is NOT hiring Jon.  Call Akron criminal defense attorney Jon Sinn at (330) 431-0160.