7 posts categorized "Sex Crimes"

Ninth District Becomes Latest Appellate Court to Rule Ohio’s “Child Enticement” Law is Unconstitutional.

Posted by Zukerman on Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Joining the Second, Eighth, and Tenth Districts, the Ninth District Court of Appeals has ruled in State v. Goode, 9th Dist., 2013 Ohio 556, that Ohio’s “Criminal Child Enticement” statute is unconstitutional. R.C. 2905.05(A) provides: No person, by any means and without privilege to do so, shall knowingly solicit, coax,... Continue reading "Ninth District Becomes Latest Appellate Court to Rule Ohio’s “Child Enticement” Law is Unconstitutional." …

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" …

The exception that may swallow the rule: Williams v. Illinois and the state of the Confrontation Clause

Posted by Zukerman on Friday, June 29, 2012

By: Larry W. Zukerman, Esq. and Mark M. Jablonski, Esq. The Constitution guarantees anybody accused of a crime the opportunity to confront and question their accusers. The U.S. Supreme Court recently decided a case that could narrow that right of confrontation in certain circumstances, a decision that could affect the... Continue reading "The exception that may swallow the rule: Williams v. Illinois and the state of the Confrontation Clause" …

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" …

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" …