Criminal Defense Blog

  • 16-Jun-2017

    Pistol Packing Granny

    Readers of this blog may recall the discussion of concealed carry reform in December of last year. It seems the issue regarding the Second Amendment has arisen in Ohio once again. The discussion this time, however, seems to be that of a success ...
  • 22-Mar-2017

    Should Registered Offenders Tweet?

    Once again the information age is upon us and with the advent of social media, the lives of many have changed completely. What used to be conveyed by word of mouth or through a written letter is now widely broadcasted using social media sites such as ...
  • 17-Feb-2017

    Big Sister May Be Watching

    To say that we live in the age of technology and information would be an understatement. The average person is constantly bombarded with information and whether they realize it or not, is constantly sending information out as well. Whenever we wake ...
  • 16-Dec-2016

    Concealed Carry Reform

    College Students in Ohio may soon be finding the Second Amendment in more places than their textbooks. A bill has passed the Ohio State Senate which will allow the practice of concealed carry of firearms on campuses as well as other previously ...
  • 18-Nov-2016

    Attorney Dawson Selected to 2017 Kentucky Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠

    Every year, the nationally-acclaimed organization Super Lawyers® strives to find the very best attorneys across the country and in multiple fields of practice. Bleile & Dawson is excited to announce that Ashley Witte Dawson has been selected ...
  • 19-Sep-2016

    Trouble in Paradise

    A newly married couple is quickly learning marriage may not be all it is cracked up to be. In this case, the couple has been accused of incest. The two were married earlier this year and were recently arrested. Each is now being held on a $10,000.00 ...
  • 23-Jun-2016

    Adventures in Babysitting

    It is always infuriating when someone else drinks the last of your alcohol without permission. A babysitter in Utah discovered this feeling of disappointment recently when the last of her vodka was consumed by someone other than herself. Typically, ...
  • 22-Jun-2016

    Helicopter Parents

    The traditional meaning of a helicopter parent is one that many already know. In the case of those who are unaware of the meaning, a helicopter parent is one who hovers and feverishly watches over his or her child to the extent of continually ...
  • 20-Jun-2016

    Thirty Nine going on Seventy Three

    Most people would do anything for their mother. However, sometimes the favor may turn out to be more than the person bargained for. One Canadian daughter discovered this truth on her own when her mother recently requested something that goes above ...
  • 9-Jun-2016

    Finding A Higher Power

    The Churchgoers at a local place of worship received more than they bargained for after a recent weekly service. Several members of the congregation, ranging from ages twelve to seventy, became ill after ingesting cookies which apparently contained ...
  • 23-May-2016

    Frisky Business

    What many would call a senior prank, others are calling a crime. This past week a student from the Cincinnati Public School District posted a fake letter to Facebook stating all students were required to undergo “mandatory penis and vaginal ...
  • 19-Apr-2016

    Connect with Bleile & Dawson

    Marked by skill, tact, and accomplishment, the legal team at Bleile & Dawson is committed to providing top-caliber criminal defense services for a wide range of cases. Together, our Cincinnati criminal lawyers have more than 20 years of ...
  • 12-Apr-2016

    New KY Law Allows Expungement of Class D Felony Convictions

    A newly-signed bill in Kentucky will now allow individuals with certain Class D felony convictions to have their criminal records cleared five years after completing their sentence. Signed by Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin on April 12 th, 2016, the law ...
  • 8-Feb-2016

    Ohio Lawmakers vote to ban "R-word"

    This past week members of the Ohio House of Representatives unanimously voted to remove the “R-word” from all state laws. Rather than use the outdated and controversial term “mental retardation”, HB 158 will instead insert ...
  • 16-Nov-2015

    App Allows Users to Hide Secrets and Texts

    Users of smartphones have now found a new way of “sexting” without fear of a parent or significant other finding out. A search in either the Google or Apple stores will reveal hundreds of applications that are designed to hide their true ...
  • 29-Sep-2015

    High school students use social media for intimidation

    In an apparent lapse of judgment, two teens are experiencing legal trouble after being accused of posting threatening messages via social media. The teens are charged with inducing panic, and in addition are facing a school suspension. Although ...
  • 26-Aug-2015

    Controversial Sex Offender Law Being Challenged

    An Indiana state law that prevents sexual offenders from entering school buildings will be challenged in court. The basis of the lawsuit argues the law inhibits certain individuals from the right to vote. The lawsuit was filed by the American Civil ...
  • 4-Aug-2015

    Local Man Shoots Drone Out of Sky

    A Kentucky man has been arrested after shooting down a civilian drone circling his home. A Hillview man, as well as some neighbors, witnessed the drone flying over their properties and hovering in the sky. Shortly thereafter, the man grabbed his ...
  • 17-Jun-2015

    The Duggars: Did They Do Too Little?

    Over the past several weeks, the Duggar family has encountered its fair share of unwanted publicity. According to a newly discovered police report, Josh Duggar, now twenty-seven years old and the oldest child in TLC’s television show Nineteen ...
  • 26-May-2015

    Overdose Reversal Drug to Be Available Over-the-Counter

    This past Thursday the Kentucky Board of Pharmacy passed an emergency regulation which will allow pharmacists to provide Naloxone without a prescription. This measure comes in the wake of an unprecedented heroin epidemic that is affecting nearly ...
  • 20-Apr-2015

    Wrongly Imprisoned Ohio Men Receive Compensation

    After spending decades in prison, two wrongly accused and convicted brothers as well as their childhood friend are finally receiving some good news. The three men will receive more than $1.6 million dollars from the State of Ohio for wrongful ...
  • 27-Mar-2015

    Kentucky Legislation Intends to Fight Heroin Epidemic

    On Tuesday night, the Kentucky General Assembly voted to enact legislation designed to fight the growing heroin epidemic. The bill, known as Senate Bill 192, is designed to perform two critical functions. The first is to send a clear message that ...
  • 23-Mar-2015

    4th Amendment Violation Leads to Arrest

    In a recent appellate decision, a federal court has held that a former elementary school teacher is entitled to sue a police officer for false arrest. This stems from allegations by a seven year old that the counselor and child behavior specialist ...
  • 25-Feb-2015

    Be Careful What You Say in Front of Your...TV?

    After a recent review of Samsung’s SmartTV privacy policy, many owners of the manufacturer’s new line of televisions felt the need to put on tinfoil hats. The privacy policy warned owners that the “smart” television’s ...
  • 11-Feb-2015

    Police Find Value in Wearing Personal Cameras

    Likely stemming from controversial police decisions in the past year, the Bellevue Police Department has begun researching the use of body cameras on its officers. If the department implements this policy, it will join the likes of the Cincinnati ...

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