Monday, September 17, 2018

It’s Time to Come Home.

How do you apply for judicial release in the State of Ohio and what is judicial release?  The Buckeye State provides an avenue for early release from prison called judicial release. It’s a unique power that the sentencing judge has to grant inmates early release from prison under certain circumstances. 

Here are some of the parameters in filing for judicial release:

- If you’re serving less than two years you can file after 30 days.
- If your serving at least two years, but less than five years you can file after 180 days.
- If your prison term is for 5 years, you cannot file for release until after the fourth year.
- If your prison term is more than 5 years but less than 10 years, you must serve five years.
- If your prison term is more than 10 years, then you must serve half of your sentence or five   years, whichever is a greater amount of time.

Judicial release may be a way to reunite you with your loved one much sooner than you expected.  To discover how it may affect your family contact Akron criminal defense attorney Jon Sinn.  Don’t let your only sin become not calling Jon.  He may well be able to take action on your behalf in Ohio Criminal Court.  Call his Akron office at (330) 431-0160.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

The Difference Between 1st and 2nd Degree Murder.

First and second degree murders all involve killings or inflicting very serious bodily harm to a person but only vary in degree.  First degree murder is basically defined as a murder that has a deliberate intent to take one’s life.  Contrarily, second degree murder is defined as an unplanned type of murder.

Obviously, the punishments for first and second degree murders also differ.  First degree murder has a heavier punishment compared to second degree murder.  People convicted of the latter are generally sentenced to a minimum of 20 years in an Ohio prison.  Understanding the charge of 1st or 2nd degree can make all of the difference.

Ohio criminal defense attorney Jon Sinn understands murder defense as well as anyone in the Buckeye State.  We don’t need to tell you that if a loved one has been arrested on a murder charge you should call Attorney Sinn immediately.  Who knows…the only sin you may have committed is not calling Jon right away.  That phone number is (330) 431-0160.