Wednesday, October 14, 2020

What are the Classes of Felonies in Ohio?

Ohio classifies felony offenses into five categories…first, second, third, fourth, and fifth degree felonies…rather simple, huh? First-degree felonies are the most serious category, while fifth-degree felonies are the least serious.

Additionally, Ohio has several felony offenses that are not identified by any particular degree. Anyone convicted of an Ohio felony faces a prison sentence commensurate with the degree of the felony involved, and, unless a particular Ohio statute provides for a different sentence, each felony category has a specified sentencing range.

Here is what you need to know…A.) Don’t get arrested and B.) Don’t get convicted! Sometimes the only sin you may have committed is NOT calling Jon right away. That is Ohio Criminal Defense Attorney Jon Sinn located in Akron. See what he can do for you or a loved one. Visit and call him day or night at (330) 431-0160.

Thursday, October 1, 2020

How Does Concealed Carry from Other States Apply to Ohioans?

What are the laws that cover a concealed handgun when brought in from another state…say Michigan? Here is a general explanation…Ohio’s attorney general shall negotiate a reciprocity agreement with any other state that grants a concealed handgun license. However, there are some exceptions to this rule.

Sometimes a friend comes to visit from another state and the concealed carry law governing the Buckeye State gets them into some hot water. You may need an experienced attorney to sort all of this out. Do not wait until things get out of hand (and they can go south quickly!) before you contact said attorney.

Ohio criminal lawyer Jon Sinn is always just a phone call away to help you through a potential crisis. Many times the only sin you may have committed is not calling Jon. That’s Akron attorney Jon Sinn. Look up his success stories on the web at Call or text for help 24/7 at (330) 431-0160.

Monday, September 14, 2020

The Components of the Drug Trade in Ohio.

It is well-known that Mexican drug trafficking organizations (also known by the acronym DTOs) exert a great deal of influence over wholesale drug distribution in the Buckeye State. These DTOs are unrivaled and increasing all the time!

Drug Trafficking Organizations with highly defined command-and-control structures produce, transport, and/or distribute large quantities of one or more illicit drugs. Maybe someone you care about deeply has been caught up in this vortex of criminality.

If you need a hard-working, tireless drug defense attorney in Northeast Ohio then Jon Sinn may well be the person to whom you should turn to. Jon works from his office located in Akron and you will see that he has a great deal of experience by visiting Sometimes the only sin is not calling Jon right away. That’s Ohio criminal attorney Jon Sinn at (330) 431-0160.

Monday, August 31, 2020

It Does Not Get More Serious than This!

A charge of first degree murder is not without defenses. Perhaps the police simply have the wrong person. It may also be argued that they committed the killing, but they were justified in doing so because of self-defense. A defendant may argue that they are not guilty of first degree murder because one or more of the elements of the crime was not met.

First degree murder is a VERY specific crime. These elements must be present –  

  1. Another person must have been killed
  2. There must be specific intent
  3. The act was deliberate
  4. It was done with premeditation

Most lawyers in the state of Ohio may shy away from these high-profile cases…NOT Jon Sinn! This Akron criminal attorney dives in and defends the accused aggressively. Sometimes the only sin you may have committed was NOT calling Jon right away. If you or a loved one has been detained on a charge of homicide in Ohio call Jon Sinn at (330) 431-0160.

Monday, August 17, 2020

Know the Schedule.

This can mean a lot of things, but in the world of drug enforcement it can have a lasting affect on your life if you are convicted of using or distributing certain schedules of drugs in the state of Ohio. Drugs are classified into five distinct categories or schedules depending upon the drug’s acceptable medical use and the drug’s abuse or dependency potential.

Here are some of them -


Schedule I.) Heroin, LSD, etc.

Schedule II.) Meth, cocaine, hydrocodone, etc.

Schedule III.) ketamine, anabolic steroids, etc.

Schedule IV.) Xanax, Darvon, Valium, etc.

Incarceration does NOT have to be in you or your loved one’s future! Akron Ohio drug defense attorney Jon Sinn is prepared to fight for your freedom. Obviously, the schedule of drug will have a great deal to do with it. Sometimes the only sin you may have committed is NOT calling Jon…Akron criminal defense attorney Jon Sinn at (330) 431-0160.

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Is Judicial Release in your Loved One’s Future?

These days it is not so far-fetched. Maybe they have served long enough and are ready to move on. To apply for judicial release in the Buckeye State a motion must be filed. It is always better if you can go through a lawyer to file any motions with the criminal court in your particular jurisdiction in Ohio.

Here is one rule of thumb…those convicted of a crime that occurred in Ohio on or after June 30, 1996, may apply for judicial release if their prison sentence is for 10 years or less. Those serving sentences that include “mandatory time” may not be eligible for judicial release during the mandatory period.

Let Akron, OH criminal attorney Jon Sinn help you sort it out. If anyone knows the right arguments to make and the right motions to file, it’s attorney Sinn. Sometimes the only sin you may have committed is not calling Jon right away. That’s attorney Jon Sinn helping you gain judicial release for a family member. Just call (330) 431-0160.

Monday, July 13, 2020

Concealed Carry in Ohio.

Let’s start with the basics here in the Buckeye State.  Per state law, residents of Ohio who are 21 years of age or older can obtain a state concealed handgun license.  Carrying concealed weapons is a serious charge in this state and may result in severe, unforgiving penalties.  If convicted, this charge may permanently be on your criminal record.

If you or a loved one are currently facing a charge of carrying concealed weapons, especially in Northeast Ohio, did you not have a license to carry concealed weapons?  Perhaps you are accused of having engaged in particular prohibited acts while carrying a concealed weapon.  You might be facing criminal charges and potentially a conviction.

Is it serious?  Seriously!?  You know that it is and in this year of stress from invisible threats NO ONE in the state of Ohio should be wrongly convicted of a concealed weapon violation.  It’s true that sometimes the only sin you may have committed is not calling Jon right away.  That’s Akron criminal defense attorney Jon Sinn at (330) 431-0160.