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SSE&G Attorney Thomas Haren in the News

January 07, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Blog   |   Comments Off

Recently, SSE&G attorney Thomas Haren was lead counsel in a defamation defense case related to the pending rape case in Steubenville, Ohio. Thomas represented, along with Jeffrey Nye and Marc Randazza, a blogger who broke the story about the social media postings of some of the teens involved in the alleged rape. The defense team […]

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Arrested for DUI? Here’s What You Need To Know About Traveling to Canada

October 31, 2012  |   Posted by :   |   Blog   |   Comments Off

Many people are aware that a criminal conviction can carry very serious consequences. However, many people don’t realize that these consequences can follow them long after they have completed their sentence. In the case of a DUI conviction, it could limit your ability to travel to Canada. This additional consequence is known as criminal inadmissibility. […]

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Arrested for DUI? Here’s What You Need To Know About DUI Sobriety Checkpoints

October 26, 2012  |   Posted by :   |   Blog   |   Comments Off

Many people are curious about the legality of sobriety checkpoints, where the police randomly stop vehicles to check if drivers are intoxicated. This has long been debated under the Fourth Amendment’s prohibition on unreasonable searches. The issue these checkpoints pose is basically the right to privacy versus public safety. The U.S. Supreme Court addressed this […]

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Charged with a Second DUI in Six Years? Here’s What You Need to Know.

September 24, 2012  |   Posted by :   |   Blog   |   Comments Off

If you’ve been charged with a 2nd DUI in 6 years, the penalties can be much more serious than a first-time DUI charge. If you have a high-tier test result (above a .17 BAC reading), or if you refused your breath test this time and also have a prior DUI in the last 20 years, […]

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Arrested for DUI? Here’s What You Need to Know About Field Sobriety Tests.

September 23, 2012  |   Posted by :   |   Blog   |   Comments Off

Three Tests In Ohio, law enforcement officers utilize the field sobriety protocol set forth in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) manual. The three tests used during Ohio field sobriety tests are: (1) horizontal gaze nystagmus, a test of the subject’s eyes; (2)  walk & turn; (3) one-leg-stand.  The officer giving these tests should have […]

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First Time DUI? Here’s What You Need to Know About Your Charge.

September 20, 2012  |   Posted by :   |   Blog   |   Comments Off

A first time DUI/OVI charge in Ohio is generally a misdemeanor of the first degree. The penalties can be harsh. You may receive several months of probation, community service, ignition interlock device installation, driver’s license suspension and/or increased automobile insurance rates, in addition to possible jail sentences and fines. Jail and Fine Penalties If convicted, […]

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Arrested for DUI? Here’s What You Need to Know About the Administrative Suspension.

September 19, 2012  |   Posted by :   |   Blog   |   Comments Off

Implied Consent If you drive on the road in Ohio you are deemed to have given your consent to a chemical test of your blood, breath, or urine to determine the alcohol, drug, or drug metabolite concentration in your system. This is known as implied consent, and is found section 4511.191 of the Ohio Revised Code. […]

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Hazing: Illegal Under Ohio Law

September 16, 2012  |   Posted by :   |   Blog   |   Comments Off

Ohio Hazing Crime Defense Law Firm In some ways, there is a culture of acceptance around hazing. It is an almost standard and expected practice for many college fraternities and sororities. It is seen by many as a right of passage or initiation into a group. However, such initiations can quickly get out of hand […]

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Book Thomas to Speak At Your Organization

September 11, 2012  |   Posted by :   |   Blog   |   Comments Off

As part of the firm’s community outreach program, attorney Thomas Haren is currently scheduling times to present his talk, “Party Smart: Know The Law and Know Your Rights.” This presentation covers various topics, including: Hazing Ohio DUI laws and penalties Ohio drug possession laws and penalties How to interact with police respectfully, while protecting your […]

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Haren Law, LLC Has a New Office Location

August 30, 2012  |   Posted by :   |   Blog   |   Comments Off

Haren Law, LLC outgrew its previous office space and has moved to a new location on Rockside Road in Independence. The new firm address is: 4141 Rockside Road, Suite 230, Independence, OH 44131. Haren Law, LLC is a criminal defense firm located in the Cleveland suburb of Independence. Attorney Thomas G. Haren helps protect people […]

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