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What is restitution?

When a crime has been committed, it is quite common for the perpetrator to be ordered to pay the victims of the crime an amount of money. This is different than a fine, because the purpose of a fine is to punish the perpetrator. An order of restitution has a practical side to it; it helps the victims of the crime financially.

The consequences of operating a vehicle impaired

In Ohio, what is often called driving under the influence (DUI) in other states is referred to as operating a vehicle impaired (OVI). The consequences of an OVI in Ohio depend largely on whether it is your first offense or whether you have been caught driving under the influence of alcohol multiple times in the past.

2 ways to overcome high-asset divorce challenges

Many high-asset couples in the Dayton area do not consider the unique challenges they may face in a divorce. Unlike couples who have considerably less income and fewer assets, they often have circumstances that can have a significant impact on their financial profiles and lives. They experience many of the same issues that often lead to separation and divorce, such as infidelity, poor money management skills, lack of communication, intimacy issues and a lack of respect for each other. 

What are the legal implications of operating a Ponzi scheme?

Fraudulent activity in relation to creating Ponzi schemes is considered a relatively common white collar crime. It is a type of investment fraud, since the organizers earn money through scamming new members of the scheme.

Is a suspended drug sentence possible?

Occasionally when a person is charged with a crime, the judge decides that the sentence should be a suspended one. This means that the person convicted will not have to serve his or her sentence straight away, but should instead serve jail time a few years or months down the line or not at all.

The most common mistakes in high asset divorce

Going through a divorce is always a terrible experience to deal with, no matter the circumstances. However, when going through a high asset divorce where a lot is at stake, it can be even more stressful. The good thing about going through a divorce, however, is that no matter the circumstances, there have always been people who have been through similar experiences. Therefore, it's a good idea to try to learn from their mistakes.

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