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Attorney Joe Patituce Speaks About Ohio Supreme Court Bail Ruling

Attorney Joe Patituce Speaks About Ohio Supreme Court Bail Ruling Old Bail Practices Penalized the Poor In the past, when making bail decisions in criminal cases, prosecutors would often request excessively high bail amounts, citing public safety concerns. However, many detractors of this practice point out that, in practice, this does not generally improve public safety and effectively penalizes the poor. This past January, the Ohio Supreme Court announced that prosecutors can no longer do…

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31 Suspects Arrested for Online Child Sex Crimes Operation

The Ohio Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) and the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office arrested 31 suspects involved in an undercover online child sex crimes operation as part of “Operation Deja Vu.” These suspects, ranging from ages 20 to 80 and coming from 5 different counties, reportedly engaged in sexually explicit online conversations with people who they believed were minor children. As a result of the undercover operation, 33 cell phones, 10 vehicles, drugs, champagne, lubricants,…

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Protecting Prisoners’ Rights During COVID-19: Resources & Legal Help

Absent bold and immediate action, Ohio prisoners will fall ill and die in unprecedented numbers. Inaction in the face of this pandemic is tantamount to cruel and unusual punishment and violates the rights of all prisoners in the custody of ODRC. On April 2, 2020, Attorneys Kimberly Kendall Corral and Megan Patituce from Patituce & Associates with Attorneys Jacqueline Green and Sarah Gelsomino, partners in the firm of Friedman and Gilbert, took that bold action…

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When Can the Police Unlock Your Phone?

From making phone calls and texting to using social media and staying up with current events, our cellphones have become an important part of our daily lives. However, if you are arrested for a criminal offense, the police may be able to unlock your phone without asking you to do so. Our cellphones contain a significant amount of information, such as who we talk to, where we are, and what types of business we conduct….

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