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  • KSU professor accused of trying to have sex with teen posts bond

    22 hrs ago | via Cleveland.com 

    A Kent State University English professor accused of trying to have sex with a 15-year-old boy he met online posted bond and was released from the Summit County Jail. Willie Harrell, 44, on Monday appeared in Akron Municipal Court wearing a blue short-sleeved dress shirt, jeans and tennis shoes. 1 comment

    Related Topix: Summit County, OH, Akron, OH

  • Man accused of robbing Circle K gas station in Akron

    Yesterday | via Cleveland.com 

    Kerik Goerg, 39, is charged with aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony. He is scheduled Monday for his first court appearance.

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  • Akron man accused of attacking, raping housecleaner

    Saturday Aug 29 | via Cleveland.com 

    An Akron man is accused of attacking and raping his housecleaner, then locking her inside his apartment until she jumped out a window. Ladan Watson, 41, is charged with two counts of rape, felonious assault and abduction. 1 comment

    Related Topix: Akron, OH, Violent Crime

  • Akron man guilty in New Year's Eve triple homicide i...

    Friday Aug 28 | via Cleveland.com 

    Michael Hendon, 23, was found guilty of multiple counts of aggravated murder, attempted aggravated murder, aggravated robbery and felonious assault with a firearms specification. The trial for Michael Hendon's older brother and co-defendant Eric Hendon, 31, is scheduled to begin Oct. 13. The brothers planned to rob John Kohler, a 42-year-old, small-time drug dealer known for selling high-quality marijuana only to people he knew.

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    Related Topix: Barberton, OH, Akron, OH

  • Akron sex trafficker strikes plea deal in bid for le...

    Tuesday Aug 25 | via Cleveland.com 

    An Akron man who trafficked a teenage girl on the Internet for sex pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday and has agreed to cooperate with the government in a bid to obtain a lesser sentence. James Thompson, 23, advertised the girl on backpage.com, a website that, among other things, advertises escort services, Assistant U.S. Attorney Bridget Brennan said in court.

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  • Monetary reward offered for information leading to a...

    Tuesday Aug 25 | via Hudson Hub-Times 

    The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force is offering a monetary reward for information leading to the capture of the suspect in the fatal stabbing of an Akron man at Chapel Hill Mall on Aug. 19. Deandre Baskerville, 29, is wanted by the U.S. Marshals Service and the Akron Police Department on a charge of aggravated murder in the stabbing death of Terrance L. Rogers, 35. Deputy U.S. Marshal Anne Murphy said she cannot disclose the specific amount of the monetary reward, but said the money is paid out for tips that directly lead to the arrest of Baskerville.

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  • Trio accused of attacking man in Akron during cellph...

    Saturday Aug 22 | via Cleveland.com 

    Al-Tariq Thomas, 24, Julil Hosey, 23, and Malik Wright, 18, all of Akron, are each charged with aggravated robbery, felonious assault, tampering with evidence and disorderly conduct. Akron police say the trio attacked the 21-year-old man about 2:30 a.m. Saturday at the intersection of Spicer and Exchange streets, across the street from the University of Akron campus.

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  • Matt Shlonsky shooting suspect surrenders; 35 firefi...

    Friday Aug 21 | via Cleveland.com 

    A suspect in the fatal shooting of former Lyndhurst resident Matt Shlonsky has turned himself in to police in Washington D.C. Thirty-five Cleveland firefighters accused of violating secondary employment policies face administrative charges, the department announced today. Garth Brooks hasn't played in Cleveland in 19 years, but less than 10 minutes after his two October dates at Quicken Loans Arena went on sale today, demand was such that promoters had to add two more shows.

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    Related Topix: Cleveland, OH, Akron, OH

  • West Side Neighborhood Watch

    Thursday Aug 20 | via West Side and South Side Leader 

    WEST AKRON: Burglaries were reported at the following locations: the 100 block of Nickel Street Aug. 12; the 900 block of Peerless Avenue Aug. 12; the 500 block of Roslyn Avenue Aug. 12; the 100 block of North Valley Street Aug. 12; the 1000 block of Mercer Avenue Aug. 14; the 200 block of West Market Street Aug. 15; the 100 block of Neal Court Aug. 15; the 800 block of Peerless Avenue Aug. 15; and the 100 block of Westover Drive Aug. 16. The evening of Aug. 11, patrons of a coffee shop in the 700 block of West Market Street reported three juveniles on bicycles shot at the building with a paintball gun, leaving a blue splotch and damaging a light.

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    Related Topix: Akron, OH, Summit County, OH

  • Akron burglary victim charged with manslaughter afte...

    Tuesday Aug 18 | via Daily Mail 

    It's good to be rich! Bikini-clad Princess Olympia of Greece enjoys lavish Bahamas getaway with cousin Talita von Furstenberg and Elle Macpherson's son Woman pokes fun at Taylor Swift's celebrity 'squad' in spoof video which sees her introducing her own 'famous friends' - including the Blair Witch and Amanda Knox A 21-year-old who shot and killed a suspected burglar has been charged with voluntary manslaughter over the death, police have revealed.

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  • Man partied with stolen drugs after Barberton triple...

    Tuesday Aug 18 | via Cleveland.com 

    One of two brothers charged in the killing of three people during a Barberton home invasion later shared marijuana stolen during the robbery with friends at a party, a prosecutor said. Michael Hendon, 23, of Akron helped his brother carry out the violent Dec. 31, 2013 robbery of a marijuana dealer at the 7th Street S.W. home, Assistant Summit County Prosecutor Daniel Sallerson said Tuesday during opening statements in Hendon's trial.

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    Related Topix: Drugs, Barberton, OH, Akron, OH

  • Resident, suspect charged in fatal home invasion shooting

    Tuesday Aug 18 | via WFMJ-TV Youngstown 

    Authorities say an Ohio man who fatally shot one of two fleeing home invasion suspects has been charged along with the one of the suspects. Twenty-one-year-old David Hillis of Akron surrendered to police there Monday and was charged with voluntary manslaughter for fatally shooting 25-year-old Marcus Glover on Aug. 7. Police say Glover and 37-year-old Terry Tart broke into Hillis' home and then fled when Hillis produced a handgun. 2 comments

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  • Investigator | 5 killed amid Akron's Operation Cease...

    Monday Aug 17 | via WKYC-TV Cleveland 

    Two years ago, amid great fanfare, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine came to Akron carrying a threat and a promise. 5 killed amid Akron's Operation Ceasefire AKRON, Ohio -- Two years ago, amid great fanfare, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine came to Akron carrying a threat and a promise.

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  • Homeowner charged in Akron home invasion

    Monday Aug 17 | via WKYC-TV Cleveland 

    Homeowner charged in Akron home invasion Hillis, who lives on Hilbish Avenue, turned himself in to police Monday morning, accompanied by his attorney. Check out this story on WKYC.com: http://on.wkyc.com/1NB4LXS AKRON -- Because the homeowner chased after the man he eventually shot, detectives signed charges in the Hilbish Avenue burglary that occurred on Aug. 7. On that day, police say two men forced their way into the Hilbish Avenue home with guns and threatened Hillis.

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  • Akron man charged in shooting death of man who tried...

    Monday Aug 17 | via Cleveland.com 

    David Hills, 21, is charged with voluntary manslaughter, a first-degree felony, in the Aug. 7 incident at his home in the 1500 block of Hilbish Avenue, Akron Deputy Chief Prosecutor Craig Morgan said. Hillis shot Marcus Glover, 25, as he and Terry Tart, 37, ran from Hillis' home, investigators said.

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    Related Topix: Akron, OH, Violent Crime

  • Akron homeowner charged in fatal shooting after his ...

    Monday Aug 17 | via Ohio.com 

    A unidentified woman watches as homeowner David Hillis heads off with Akron Police detective for questioning at 1530 Hilbish Avenue, the scene of a home invasion robbery and homicide on Aug 7 in Akron. Police said Hillis shot and killed one of the robbers and has now been charged with voluntary manslaughter.

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  • Man shot in stomach at Akron gas station

    Sunday Aug 16 | via Cleveland.com 

    A man grabbed someone else's gun and shot another man during an argument early Sunday at a gas station, police say. Cordell Walker, 25, of Akron, faces a felonious assault charge. 1 comment

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  • Akron man charged in two shootings in two-weeks span...

    Sunday Aug 16 | via The Plain Dealer 

    An Akron man is accused of being involved in two shootings in a two-week span, including one that killed a 17-year-old boy. David Quarterman, 18, pleaded not guilty Wednesday to aggravated murder, murder and tampering with evidence.

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    Related Topix: Akron, OH, Summit County, OH

  • South Side Neighborhood Watch

    Friday Aug 14 | via West Side and South Side Leader 

    COVENTRY: On July 28, Summit County sheriff's deputies investigated a break-in at a Manchester Road location owned by Coventry Local Schools where suspects cut the lock from a gate to enter the property. A garage door was opened, the door lock of a van was punched and four air conditioner units were stolen.

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    Related Topix: Summit County, OH, Drugs, Akron, OH

  • East Grant shooting suspects appear in court

    Thursday Aug 13 | via The Review 

    When three out-of-towners showed up in the east end of Alliance Monday night, they intended on doing some serious harm. After reportedly yelling something about doing it "Chicago style," prosecutors allege that the men opened fire in the 900 block of East Grant Street, shooting their intended target in the leg and fatally wounding another man before being driven away from the scene by a fourth suspect. 2 comments

    Related Topix: Alliance, OH, Stark County, OH, Akron, OH

Akron Law

Transferring colleges. DUI on my record.
Hello. I'm trying to transfer to another university, and one of the application questions is "Have you ever been convicted of a criminal offense or have charges pending against you at this time? (Other than minor traffic violations)." Now, I was convicted of an OVUAC. It was a poor choice as a stupid young kid. It's the only thing on my record, and I'm not sure weather to answer yes or no because I don't know if it's a criminal conviction or a traffic conviction. I don't want to be denied. Also, this is incredibly stressful because I can never expunge or seal it being in the state of Ohio.
It is a criminal conviction and you do need to candidly reveal it. Sorry to tell you this, as I appreciate you did not...
What are the laws that make a DUI checkpoint valid?
How many officers, signs, or warning notifications must be present?
It's a complicated law that requires a seven elements. It's complicated and if you think you can fight this on your...
How do you beat a DUI checkpoint case if you blew over the limit.
What are the arguments a lawyer would use?
First, I would research whether notice of the checkpoint was properly given in the local newspaper or on the Internet....
When do points on license clear? OVUAC?
Hello. One year ago today, I was charged with a DUI that was reduced to an OVUAC. I received four points on my license. Along with 2 speeding tickets before, I have 8 points. When will these clear? Also, I know I can never get the OVUAC charge expunged, but how much time has to pass before I keep paying the price for it?
Points will come off of your license after 2 years. The charges will stay on your record forever. No telling how...
Will make suppression case be dismissed overall for a DUI charge?
I was pulled over supposedly for not stopping at a blinking red light. The cop asked me the typical questions. Long story short I did the field sobriety tests, and was arrested. I got a lawyer, and the cops dash cam. the cop said I did these things. stepped off the line, raised arms for balance, had slurred speech, and based on my low test scores might have been because I was cold and nervous, and I asked me to do a portable breath test to sum it all up at the end, and i was arrested. We are having, the breath test suppressed because I was cold and nervous might have been why my tests were low, the traffic stop, stepping of the line, and raised arms for balance, slurred speech all asked to be suppressed. whats my chance to have it dismissed? all of this was shown on the cops dash cam
These questions are best post to your attorney. The only answer any of us can give you is maybe.
If a DUI checkpoint is not properly advertised does the case get dismissed?
There were no signs or public notification.
I don't practice in Ohio, but I have lived in states where DUI checkpoints are used. I have never heard of a...
Will my suppression case be dismissed overall for a DUI charge based on this information?
I was pulled over for not stopping at a blinking red light. did the field sobriety tests, and was arrested. The cop arrested me based on, slurred speech, red glossy eyes, smell of alcohol, stepping off the line, raising arms for balance, putting my foot down after 30 sec, and the portable breath test he only had me do based on my tests, and that I was maybe nervous and cold in -1 -5 degree weather. I have a lawyer, and we are asking for those things to be suppressed because it all shows i didn't do those things on the dash cam, no slurred speech, I stopped at the light, cant step off a line if there is no line, and I blew because I was overall maybe cold and nervous, and had no slurred speech in the video, and didn't raise my arms for balance., and my foot was down after 30 seconds.
It is tough to answer your question without seeing the video, the police report and knowing if your attorney wrote a...