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.

Monday, March 4, 2019

The Romeo and Juliet Law in Ohio.

Where fore art thou?  This is not about where, but rather what.  What is the Romeo and Juliet Law?  Very simply, it is designed to prevent the prosecution of underage couples who engage in consensual sex when both participants are very close in age to each other, but one or both are below the age of consent.

So, what is the age of consent in the State of Ohio?  It is currently 16.  Someone who has passed their 16th birthday can consent to have sex with another individual no matter what their age difference is.  Now here is an interesting caveat… Ohio's age of consent law currently only applies to heterosexual encounters.

Whether you agree with the above or not, it is the law pure and simple.  Sex crime defense attorney Jon Sinn is determined to defend it.  No matter what your peers may think, the only sin you may have committed is NOT calling Jon.  If you or a loved one is involved in any type of sex crime call attorney Jon Sinn in Akron at (330) 431-0160.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

The Latest Weed Laws in Ohio.

Recreational use of marijuana remains illegal in Ohio.  The state does allow the medical use of weed.  House Bill 523, which took effect back in 2016, established the structure for medical marijuana in the state.  While there are no dispensaries set up, eligible patients my obtain a state-issued patient identification card to use as an effective defense.

Like most states, Ohio has substantially loosened its marijuana laws.  Possessing less than three and a half ounces of cannabis is considered a minor misdemeanor according to Buckeye State law.  However, you could have your driver’s license suspended for up to five years!  That last point may have gotten your attention.

How many of us can afford to give up our driver’s license for even a week?  This is serious business, so take it just as seriously if you are busted for marijuana possession in the State of Ohio even in this relaxed era you may need vigorous defense.  Many times, the only sin you may have committed is not call Jon.  He is Akron criminal attorney Jon Sinn at (330) 431-0160.

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.