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  • By: Ty S. Mahaffey, Esq.
  • Published: October 22, 2021

Many Americans don’t know much about their civil rights, but they probably know about the Miranda Warning. After all, even someone who has never had a conflict with law enforcement will likely have watched a movie or television show where the police arrest someone. They will have heard the arresting officer provide the Miranda Warning to the person in handcuffs.…Read More

  • By: Ty S. Mahaffey, Esq.
  • Published: June 2, 2020

Does it seem like cannabis products are just about everywhere these days? It probably isn’t an illusion. Between the 2018 Farm Bill at the federal level and legislation passed by the state in 2019, hemp products like cannabis oil containing less than .3% of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) suddenly became legal to produce, buy and sell just about everywhere in Ohio. That…Read More

  • By: Ty S. Mahaffey, Esq.
  • Published: April 23, 2020

Whether pulled over on I-75 or approached downtown, it can be nerve-wracking dealing with a police officer. An Ohio resident unfamiliar with their rights may not know when to cooperate, ask questions or stay quiet. These simple misunderstandings may end up leading to an arrest and legal action. The following guidelines can help Ohio residents understand their role when talking…Read More

  • By: Ty S. Mahaffey, Esq.
  • Published: March 12, 2020

Affirmative defenses are special pleadings that you, as the defendant, had a legally justifiable reason for doing the crime you’ve been charged with. When you make an affirmative defense, you are effectively admitting that you broke the law, but you argue that you had a legal reason that allowed you to do it. Is This Form Of Defense Applicable To…Read More

  • By: Ty S. Mahaffey, Esq.
  • Published: October 11, 2019

The divorce rate has declined in recent years. However, the institution is still alive and well throughout the country, particularly in Cambridge, Ohio. In this city, the divorced population equals 20.7%, making it the highest in the state. There is much to consider in a divorce, and you need to keep one eye toward the future. If your spouse earns…Read More

  • By: Ty S. Mahaffey, Esq.
  • Published: September 19, 2019

Tired of fielding phone calls from creditors demanding that you immediately pay up? Filing for bankruptcy could potentially give you the break you desire. How? Once you file for bankruptcy, something called the “automatic stay” period takes effect. While temporary, it can prevent creditors from continuing to contact you for a set time, giving you a chance to figure out…Read More

  • By: Ty S. Mahaffey, Esq.
  • Published: July 27, 2019

Summertime means a break from classes at the University of Toledo and perhaps a summer job, but most of all, fun with friends. Unfortunately, fun sometimes leads to one beer too many. If you drink and drive, you risk an arrest on suspicion of OVI, and a conviction could seriously disrupt your plans for the future. Facing Penalties You may…Read More

  • By: Ty S. Mahaffey, Esq.
  • Published: July 13, 2019

Once your finances start to spiral out of control, it can prove difficult to get things back to a manageable state. If your debts have continued to compound over time, you may find creditors hounding you, and in some cases, this can lead to you losing some percentage of your wages. According to NerdWallet, a wage garnishment occurs when your…Read More

  • By: Ty S. Mahaffey, Esq.
  • Published: June 8, 2019

When a parent is sentenced to a term in jail or prison, whether it’s a long or short stay, their child also has to pay the price for their crime. For some children, their parents have been incarcerated since they were young infants, and they have never known a life with their parent playing an active role in their lives.…Read More

  • By: Ty S. Mahaffey, Esq.
  • Published: April 17, 2019

The good news is that you have been offered a promotion with more responsibility and a higher salary. The not-so-good news is that the job means moving from Toledo to Cincinnati, requiring modification to your existing child custody agreement. What will the court say? Reasons For modification Changes in life happen. It is unrealistic to think the child custody agreement…Read More

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