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Wayne County animal cruelty convictions affirmed

A Wayne County Municipal Court judge did not err by failing to suppress fruits of an illegal search by a retired police officer in an animal cruelty case, according to the 9th District Court of Appeals.
Pet rescue operator Jane Smith was charged with 47 counts of animal cruelty.
A jury found her guilty of 44 counts, and she w ... (full story)

Not doing pro bono work? ABA wants to know why

Not doing pro bono work? ABA wants to know why

Attorneys on active, emeritus pro bono or corporate registration status are most likely familiar with the Ohio Supreme Court’s annual email with a link to the 2016 voluntary pro bono website.
The reporting website allows attorneys to voluntarily and anonymously report pro bono work performed and contributions to legal servi ... (full story)

7th District reverses man’s four-wheeler OVI conviction

A Belmont County trial court erred by sentencing a man to five years in prison for driving a four-wheeler while intoxicated when the maximum penalty was three years, the 7th District Court of Appeals ruled recently.
After a 2014 jury trial, Kenneth Eugene Cunningham appealed his conviction for an incident that occurred April 9, 2 ... (full story)