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Being accused of a crime in your office job

Most people consider working in an office as one of the least risky environments. Usually, job security is high and the line of work is honest. However, it is still possible to be accused of a crime that is related to the way that you perform your office job.

Some of the most common types of white collar crimes can be carried out by anyone that takes advantage of their power in a corporation. The descriptions of the crimes offer very simple outlines of a theoretical situation. However, the reality is that no real life scenario is so simple, and therefore, people accused of such acts may be able to successfully defend themselves. The following are some of the most common crimes that office workers are accused of committing.

Dealing with a deployment divorce

Going through a divorce under any circumstances in difficult beyond words. But when your spouse tells you that they want to get divorced while they are on deployed in the military, it can be an overwhelming sensation. It is likely that you will feel powerless since you will not be able to speak to your spouse face-to-face in order to talk things through.

While you cannot fully control the situation, there are things that you can do in order to protect yourself before your divorcing spouse returns from deployment. Taking action on these steps will help to keep you busy and will likely help you stay calm during this time.

How to be lucrative with assets before a divorce

Many people in the United States who are contemplating divorce fail to adequately prepare financially. This is especially true in situations when highly valued assets are held within the marriage. The more assets that a couple have between them, the more there is to lose.

This is why it is especially important to be lucrative in your asset planning if you are contemplating a divorce. It is always a good idea to understand exactly how the law works in the state of Ohio in regard to asset division before you make any concrete plans to file for a divorce.

Why did I get an OVI charge when I did not drink?

In the state of Ohio, a person can be charged with operating a vehicle under the influence (OVI) if they measure a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 percent or above. The BAC is usually measured when a person is pulled over on the side of the road by law enforcement officials and asked to perform a Breathalyzer test.

While the majority of Breathalyzer tests give an accurate representation of whether a person is over the legal limit and whether they are fit to safely drive a vehicle, there can be times when the BAC is misrepresented because of other factors. If you strongly believe that you were not under the influence of alcohol when you got charged with an OVI in the state of Ohio, you may want to consider taking action to appeal your charge.

What to do with your family business in the divorce

Did you know that nearly four million companies in America are run by married couples? If you are part of this statistic, you know that running a family business is hard work. Getting a divorce can also be difficult. When you put the two together, you may feel an overwhelming amount of stress. Managing your business while splitting up with your spouse may be hard, but it is possible to get through it if you surround yourself with the right professionals and receive the proper advice. 

You may have concerns about where your business will end up once your marriage is over. Here are some options you have for dealing with the company during divorce.

What are the requirements for a search warrant in Ohio?

If law enforcement officials have a reason to believe that you have drugs or drug paraphernalia in your home, they will likely want to enter your home to try to prove their suspicions. However, your home, apartment or room is your own private space, and law enforcement officers cannot enter unless you grant them explicit permission to do so or under very special circumstances.

Generally speaking, if law enforcement officials wish to enter your private property in order to gain evidence that you have committed a drug crime, they must first be in possession of a search warrant. A search warrant can only be obtained by the courts. A search warrant is needed to override what is stated in the Fourth Amendment, the assertion that it is the right of all people to be secure in their houses from unreasonable searches and seizures.

Defending against a bribery accusation

Being accused of a crime in relation to your work can have major implications on your career. This is why it is important to take immediate action after you have had any accusation made against you in the state of Ohio.

When it comes to the crime of bribery, accusations can often be made without charges coming to fruition. This is because proving all of the elements of the crime can be difficult for a plaintiff to do. However, a bribery charge will have very serious consequences on your future and could even lead to jail time. Therefore, it is vital that you do not underestimate the potential impact of the accusation.

Can I take away my spouse's military ID when we are divorcing?

If you are a member of the military and you are considering filing for a divorce, it is important that you understand your rights and limitations before you proceed. Filing for a divorce as a member of the military in the state of Ohio is theoretically the same as filing for a divorce as a general citizen. However, there are some complexities that can occur in regard to the family's rights to military benefits after the divorce has been finalized.

One of these such complexities involves the subject of military ID cards. When a military person wants a family member such as their spouse to have a family member ID card, they must play the part of sponsor in the application. This leads many military personnel to believe that when the divorce is filed, they have the right to revoke the family member military ID card from the divorcing spouse. However, the situation is more complex than that.

How does a divorce effect children?

We often feel a sense of guilt in regard to our children when we decide to file for a divorce. Perhaps it is because a picture perfect childhood was imagined for them or perhaps it is because the parent in question is taking a stand for their own happiness and making that a priority for once.

While divorce can be a challenging time for children, it is important to recognize that such a process does not need to be a traumatic one for the children involved. In fact, being able to have quality time with each parent and knowing that each parent loves them regardless can be a positive experience. If you are considering going through a divorce in the state of Ohio, it is important to be prepared for the way that your children might react to the changes.

What does “fruit of the poisonous tree” mean?

If you are an Ohio resident facing criminal charges, your life likely is topsy-turvy right now. You worry that a conviction could send you to prison for a substantial period of time, while ruining your family life and your reputation in your community.

One of the things you may not be aware of, and which could greatly enhance your defense, is the fruit of the poisonous tree doctrine. This doctrine encompasses the long-held American legal tradition that law enforcement officials and prosecutors cannot benefit from evidence that they unconstitutionally search for and seize.

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