6 posts from March 2012

OHIO'S SENATE BILL 77: A NATIONAL MODEL OF REFORM

Posted by Zukerman on Tuesday, March 20, 2012

BY S. MICHAEL LEAR On April 5, 2010 Senate Bill 77, a comprehensive criminal justice reform package, was signed into law. SB 77 stemmed from a joint project between the Ohio Innocence Project and the Columbus Dispatch and the passage thereof was the culmination of the efforts of many individuals,... Continue reading "OHIO'S SENATE BILL 77: A NATIONAL MODEL OF REFORM" …

THE HOOVER / SB 17 DILEMMA: Advising the OVI client in the age of forceable blood draws and criminalized refusal

Posted by Zukerman on Tuesday, March 20, 2012

BY S. MICHAEL LEAR, ESQ The phone rings in the middle of the night and your client is calling from a police department with an urgent questions: he or she has been arrested for Operating a Vehicle Under the Influence (OVI) and asks whether he or she should take the... Continue reading "THE HOOVER / SB 17 DILEMMA: Advising the OVI client in the age of forceable blood draws and criminalized refusal" …

The limits of the exclusionary rule, from Weeks to Herring. Are We Secure in Our Person?

Posted by Zukerman on Tuesday, March 20, 2012

BY ROBERT B. BLACKWELL, ESQ. AND S. MICHAEL LEAR, ESQ. The fourth amendment to the Constitution of the United States provides protection for the people of this nation from unreasonable searches and seizures. What rights and safeguards do we have to prevent such unreasonable searches and seizures? For decades, the... Continue reading "The limits of the exclusionary rule, from Weeks to Herring. Are We Secure in Our Person?" …

Ohio Criminal Background Check Requirements for Educational Institution Employees: Part 2

Posted by Zukerman on Tuesday, March 20, 2012

OHIO CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK REQUIREMENTS FOR INDIVIDUALS EMPLOYED BY EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS: PART II: BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR TEACHERS AND OTTHER LICENSED SCHOOL EMPLOYEES The following article is the second in a two-part series concerning criminal records check requirements imposed by the State of Ohio for employees of educational institutions. The first... Continue reading "Ohio Criminal Background Check Requirements for Educational Institution Employees: Part 2" …

Employees of Educational Institutions Background Check Requirements: Part 1

Posted by Zukerman on Monday, March 19, 2012

In representing individuals who are employed by educational institutions, it is critical to understand the criminal background checks required by Ohio law and the consequences of non-compliance. When considering this issue and representing these individuals, you must keep in mind that Ohio law divides employees of educational institutions into 2... Continue reading "Employees of Educational Institutions Background Check Requirements: Part 1" …

How Convictions Affect State Licensure: Ohio Rehabilitation Criteria

Posted by Zukerman on Monday, March 19, 2012

IF THE APPLICANT HAS BEEN CONVICTED OF AN OFFENSE THAT IS ELIGIBLE FOR REHABILITATION, HE OR SHE MUST MEET THE REHABILITATION CRITERIA SET FORTH BELOW BEFORE THE STATE BOARD CAN ISSUE AN INITIAL LICENSE AND/OR A DISTRICT MAY EMPLOY THE APPLICANT: (A) At the time of the offense, the victim... Continue reading "How Convictions Affect State Licensure: Ohio Rehabilitation Criteria" …