8 posts categorized "Hiring the Right Attorney"

ZDL wins landmark reversal in the 8th District Court of Appeals on HB 86 sentencing issue

Posted by Zukerman on Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Paul Johnson’s journey through the criminal justice system is over, and he walks the earth a free man. The Eighth District Court of Appeals reversed his convictions and vacated his sentences last week, a landmark decision interpreting H.B. 86, Ohio’s recent sentencing reform law. In May 2011, Johnson was indicted... Continue reading "ZDL wins landmark reversal in the 8th District Court of Appeals on HB 86 sentencing issue" …

Professional Licensure Defense: The State Medical Board of Ohio & Impaired Physicians

Posted by Zukerman on Saturday, September 22, 2012

By Larry W. Zukerman, Esq., and Richard L. Fenbert, Esq. Medical professionals who have been charged with a criminal offense face the collateral consequence that their professional license may be subject to suspension and/or revocation by the licensure board of their particular discipline. Physicians seeking legal counsel after being charged... Continue reading "Professional Licensure Defense: The State Medical Board of Ohio & Impaired Physicians" …

ZDL gets rape charges against client dropped because it proved accusations to be false; wins $1.5 million judgment against false accusers

Posted by Zukerman on Friday, July 6, 2012

Imagine that you’ve been wrongfully accused of a violent, sexual crime. Your accuser is actually your assailant. You called 911 after the attack, but your attacker told the police that you had kidnapped and tried to rape her. They believed her. You’ve now been arrested and charged with rape. Being... Continue reading "ZDL gets rape charges against client dropped because it proved accusations to be false; wins $1.5 million judgment against false accusers" …

ZDL convinces Court of Appeals to reverse client’s convictions and seven-year prison sentence

Posted by Zukerman on Thursday, June 21, 2012

Convicted of drug trafficking and sentenced to seven years in prison, Roy Bell’s situation was bleak. Mr. Bell was convicted of marijuana trafficking with a schoolyard specification, drug possession, and possession of criminal tools. Mr. Bell was also forced to surrender his assets to the state. Attorneys at ZDL appealed... Continue reading "ZDL convinces Court of Appeals to reverse client’s convictions and seven-year prison sentence" …

LYING TO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT: 18 U.S.C. Section 1001

Posted by Zukerman on Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Roger Clemens was recently acquitted of Obstruction of Congress, False Statements, and Perjury. Many other celebrities in recent years, including Scooter Libby, Martha Stewart, and Rod Blagojevich have faced similar charges in Federal Court. It is my experience that many Americans feel that they, as non-celebrities, are not susceptible to... Continue reading "LYING TO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT: 18 U.S.C. Section 1001" …

ZDL wins third appellate victory, resulting in expungement of client’s felonies

Posted by Zukerman on Wednesday, June 20, 2012

It took three appeals, but the court of appeals ordered the trial court to expunge our client’s felony conviction. In 1998, M.D. was convicted of receiving stolen property, forgery, uttering, obstructing justice, and tampering with evidence. In 2009, M.D. applied to have his convictions expunged pursuant to R.C. 2953.32. The... Continue reading "ZDL wins third appellate victory, resulting in expungement of client’s felonies" …

Eighth District sides with ZDL, overturns precedent.

Posted by Zukerman on Wednesday, June 20, 2012

In a major victory for our client, attorneys at Zukerman, Daiker & Lear convinced the Eighth District Court of Appeals to overturn one of its own cases and find that the law required the trial court to conduct an evidentiary hearing on his expungement application. In 2005, defendant R.A. was... Continue reading "Eighth District sides with ZDL, overturns precedent." …

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" …