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Are We Living In The Good ‘Ole Days?

Reduced Crime Rates Recall Golden Era For the past twenty years the United States has been living through a phenomenon.  In a recent Washington Post editorial, Chales Lane wrote, Between 1991 and 2010, the homicide rate in the United States fell 51 percent, from 9.8 per 100,000 residents to 4.8 per 100,000. Property crimes such as burglary also fell sharply during that period; auto theft, once the bane of urban life, dropped an astonishing 64 percent. And FBI data released Dec. 19 show that the trends continued in the first half of 2011. With luck, the United States could soon equal its...

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Consequences of a Fake ID

Fake IDs Have Real ConsequencesIf you are under the age of 21 years of age and you either (a) use someone else's identification to buy alcohol, or (b) alter your identification to purchase alcohol, you will find yourself facing a multiplicity of consequences.  O.R.C. 4510.33 carries a one year license suspension.  You will be required to retake the driver's license examination if the license is altered.  You will also be required to pay a reinstatement fee to the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles.  You can file an appeal within 20 days of the mailing of the notice in the municipal or...

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Dayton Mediation Center

If you have a misdemeanor criminal case in Dayton, your attorney should consider the Dayton Mediation Center.  Established in 1987, the Dayton Mediation Center provides conflict resolution and mediation services in cases involving family conflicts, landlord-tenant disputes, elder care decisions, victim-offender dialogue, and school conflicts.  The motto of the Dayton Mediation Center is "from conflict to conversation."  One of the proponents of mediation is U.S. District Court Judge, Walter H. Rice who stated, "What mediators do is not say this is how you resolve this situation.  What mediators do is take people and empower them to do the right thing,...

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Out of State DUI?

By Criminal Defense Attorney Mark J. Babb Many clients have asked us about the consequences of getting an out-of-state DUI.  The exact answer is different for every situation, but it generally relates to something called the interstate compact.  The interstate compact is a system put in place where states communicate driving infractions and other driver’s license information to each other.  Generally, states honor suspensions, forfeitures, and other traffic consequences from other states.  If you are convicted of an out of state DUI, the penalties in the state where the conviction took place are generally limited to that state.  However, if your...

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Dayton Criminal Defense: Making Bail

When you are arrested in Ohio, the police have the discretion to release you or to hold you in a local jail. If you are released, you are given a court date and it is your responsibility to show up at the designated time and place so that your case can proceed.  Failure to do so will result in an arrest warrant being issued.  The time and place of your appearance appears at the bottom of your ticket.  There you will find the date and the address of the court  where your case will be heard.If you are held in jail,...

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Ohio’s “To Catch A Predator” Law

Image via WikipediaOhio's "TO CATCH A PREDATOR" law is found at R.C. 2907.07.  It was recently amended to allow for law enforcement officials to pose as young girls.  Local authorities are poised to take advantage of the new law.  This brought Ohio's law in line with other states.  Recently, Ohio legislatures have called for harsh mandatory penalties for this and other sex offenses.  Ohio has also proposed pink sexual offender license plates. O.R.C. 2907.07, IMPORTUNING (A) No person shall solicit a person who is less than thirteen years of age to engage in sexual activity with the offender, whether or not the...

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Ohio Academy of Criminal Defense Lawyers

There are seven members of the Ohio Academy of Criminal Defense Lawyers in Greene County.  Two of them (Mark Babb & Charles Rowland) work at Brown, Rowland, Babb & Campbell.If you need a criminal defense attorney in the Miami Valley, contact us at 937-879-9542, or visit www.MarkBabb.com, www.DaytonDUI.com or text DaytonDUI (one word) to 50500.  We are dedicated to client services. ...

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Dayton Criminal Defense Attorney Mark Babb

Attorney Mark Babb focuses his practice in the areas of criminal and traffic law. Attorney Babb has represented thousands of clients in the Fairborn, Xenia, Dayton and surrounding areas since the inception of his practice. Attorney Babb has acquired the knowledge, skills and experiences to effectively represent his clients in all areas of criminal and traffic law.Attorney Babb graduated from the prestigious Ohio State University College of Law in 1998. After working at Lexis Nexis as a legal data analyst, Mark began his practice of law in...

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Ohio Supreme Court Rules on Adam Walsh Act

Image by Anosmia via Flickr‘Adam Walsh’ Provision Requiring Attorney General to Reclassify Sex Offenders Violates Separation of Powers 2008-2502.  State v. Bodyke, Slip Opinion No. 2010-Ohio-2424. Huron App. Nos. H-07-040, H-07-041, and H-07-042, 2008-Ohio-6387.  Judgments of the court of appeals reversed. Lundberg Stratton, O'Connor, and Lanzinger, JJ., concur.Pfeifer, J., concurs in the syllabus and judgment. O'Donnell, J., concurs in part and dissents in part. Cupp, J., dissents. Brown, C.J., not participating. Opinion: http://www.supremecourt.ohio.gov/rod/docs/pdf/0/2010/2010-Ohio-2424.pdfView oral argument video of this case.(June 3, 2010) In a narrowly tailored decision announced today, the Supreme Court of Ohio voided as unconstitutional...

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Ohio Death Penalty Law

High court lethal injection ruling has 'huge impact' The U.S. Supreme Court's decision to uphold Kentucky's lethal injection protocol means nearly two dozen Ohio convicts may soon have a date with the executioner, Ohio Public Defender Timothy Young said Wednesday, April 16.  "It has a huge impact," Young told the Dayton Daily News. "The ultimate reality is, the Supreme Court case clears the way for 20 to 22 inmates on Ohio's death row to have execution dates set." These are inmates who have exhausted their appeals and, in some cases, have had clemency hearings.The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 7-2 Wednesday that Kentucky inmates failed to prove...

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