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    Exploring the Recent Supreme Court Ruling on Cell Phone Searches

    Last updated 25 days ago

    Under the law, when a police officer arrests an individual, he or she can search any personal property in that individual’s possession at the time. Until recently, cell phones were fair game. However, a recent ruling handed down by the Supreme Court changed that, requiring police officers to obtain a search warrant before looking through a suspect’s cell phone. The decision was unanimous.

    In his opinion, Chief Justice John Roberts noted that cell phones are not merely tools for communications, but that they are commonly used to store an incredible amount of highly personal information. Therefore, the Court decided that searches of cell phones without search warrants were “unreasonable” and violated the Fourth Amendment rights of Americans. Police officers may still search a person’s cell phone if they first obtain a search warrant.

    If you believe your family member’s Fourth Amendment rights were violated, contact a criminal defense attorney promptly. Call Rion, Rion & Rion, a criminal defense law firm, at (937) 223-9133 to arrange for aggressive legal defense against federal and state felonies and misdemeanors.

    Disclaimer:

    The materials available at this website are for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. You should contact your attorney to obtain advice with respect to any particular issue or problem. Use and access to this website or any of the links contained within the site do not create an attorney-client relationship. The opinions expressed at or through this site are the opinions of the individual author and may not reflect the opinions of the firm or any individual attorney.

    Tips for Avoiding a Slip and Fall Accident

    Last updated 27 days ago

    Property owners and managers are required to ensure that common areas are free of tripping hazards and are reasonably safe for visitors and passersby. Unfortunately, slip and fall accidents are all too common. Criminal defense lawyers often represent clients who have sustained serious injuries as the result of someone else’s negligence in failing to maintain their property. Although you can reduce the risk of suffering a slip and fall accident by being aware of your surroundings, you should contact a criminal defense lawyer right away if you do suffer injuries.

    Beware Tripping Hazards
    Some tripping hazards are obvious, such as a hallway filled with clutter. Other tripping and slipping hazards are less detectable, such as cable wires on the floor or an area where someone spilled a liquid. Poor flooring also presents a tripping hazard. Be wary of deteriorating floor boards and loose rugs.

    Wear Proper Footwear
    If you know ahead of time that you will be walking in a potentially hazardous environment, wear the right footwear for it. Select shoes with soles that are slip-resistant. Slip-resistant shoes are particularly important in areas where the floor might be wet or otherwise slippery. Additionally, choose supportive, well-cushioned shoes to reduce foot pain and fatigue, which may help you avoid tripping.

    Improve the Lighting
    Criminal defense lawyers often represent clients who slipped and fell due to poor lighting in an area. Although property owners have a responsibility to ensure proper lighting in all areas to reduce the risk of injury, they may sometimes fail to replace light bulbs or otherwise maintain the lighting in a timely manner. Keep a flashlight on hand when entering areas that are not properly lit.

    Despite taking these precautions, you could still suffer serious injuries if you trip and fall on someone else’s property. If you or a loved one sustained injuries due to the carelessness of another person, contact the criminal defense team at Rion, Rion & Rion at (937) 223-9133. Our criminal defense law firm has extensive experience in multiple practice areas, including representing individuals in personal injury cases and defending against criminal charges, such as DUI/OMVI offenses, federal conspiracy charges, and state felonies and misdemeanors.

    Disclaimer:

    The materials available at this website are for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. You should contact your attorney to obtain advice with respect to any particular issue or problem. Use and access to this website or any of the links contained within the site do not create an attorney-client relationship. The opinions expressed at or through this site are the opinions of the individual author and may not reflect the opinions of the firm or any individual attorney.

    Understanding Police Misconduct

    Last updated 1 month ago

    Police officers receive extensive training regarding legal procedures, enforcement procedures, and the rights of suspects before they are allowed to execute their duties. Although the majority of police officers abide by the rules, others may suffer lapses in judgment and some may even abuse their power intentionally. Police misconduct refers to any inappropriate actions taken by police officers. These actions may lead to discrimination and a miscarriage of justice.

    One severe example of police misconduct is physical assault, often referred to as police brutality. For example, a police officer may use excessive force when detaining a suspect, or he or she may physically assault a suspect in an effort to coerce a confession. Sometimes, these physical assaults can lead to death. Harassment is another form of police misconduct, as is an unjustified shooting.

    Family members of victims of police misconduct are urged to stand up for their loved one’s rights by contacting a criminal defense lawyer promptly. Those in Ohio can reach the veteran criminal defense team of Rion, Rion & Rion at (937) 223-9133. We aggressively defend against state and federal felony charges.

    Disclaimer:

    The materials available at this website are for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. You should contact your attorney to obtain advice with respect to any particular issue or problem. Use and access to this website or any of the links contained within the site do not create an attorney-client relationship. The opinions expressed at or through this site are the opinions of the individual author and may not reflect the opinions of the firm or any individual attorney.

    Steps to Take After a Car Collision

    Last updated 1 month ago

    Careless drivers cause serious injuries and property damage to car accident victims every day. Although no one plans to be in a car collision, it’s helpful to be prepared for them. Keep an emergency kit in your car, including a notepad, disposable camera, flashlight, and emergency flares. It’s also helpful to have the number of a criminal defense law firm stored in your cellphone. In the event that you are involved in a car collision, a criminal defense lawyer can help you learn what steps you should take.

    Call for Emergency Assistance
    Immediately after the collision, check yourself and your passengers for serious injuries. Then, call 911 and give the dispatcher your exact location. Inform the dispatcher if emergency medical aid is required. After you’ve notified the authorities of the accident, call a criminal defense lawyer.

    Prevent Additional Injuries and Damage
    If your car is in the path of oncoming traffic and it is possible to move it out of the way, do so promptly. This reduces the risk that any other vehicles will strike your car, causing additional injuries and damage. If your car cannot be moved, set out emergency flares and remain inside the vehicle. You and your passengers should continue to wear seatbelts. Remember to turn on your hazard lights.

    Write Down Important Information
    If it’s safe to exit the vehicle, you should exchange insurance information with the other driver. Additionally, write down the other driver’s full name, contact information, and driver’s license number, and the license plate number of his or her car.

    Document the Crash
    Take pictures of the scene of the accident, including damage inflicted on the cars, and injuries you and others have sustained. Write down a few notes about the circumstances of the accident.

    After a car collision, Ohio residents can protect themselves by contacting the criminal defense lawyers of Rion, Rion & Rion. We are dedicated to holding reckless and careless drivers accountable for the damage they cause and the injuries they inflict on their victims. Call (937) 223-9133 or visit our website to explore our other practice areas, including DUI/OMVI appeals, state felonies and misdemeanors, and federal conspiracy charges.

    Disclaimer:

    The materials available at this website are for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. You should contact your attorney to obtain advice with respect to any particular issue or problem. Use and access to this website or any of the links contained within the site do not create an attorney-client relationship. The opinions expressed at or through this site are the opinions of the individual author and may not reflect the opinions of the firm or any individual attorney.

    Tips for Avoiding a Car Collision

    Last updated 1 month ago

    Did you know that rear-end collisions are among the most common types of car crashes? You can reduce the risk of involvement in an auto accident by paying close attention to the traffic around you. Look ahead of the car in front of you to observe when traffic is slowing down. Monitor traffic behind you and change lanes if you observe a tailgater. Remember to give drivers behind you advanced warning when you are preparing to slow down, change lanes, or turn.

    You can hear more about basic traffic safety by watching this video. You’ll learn about some important car maintenance tasks you should do each year and you’ll learn how to determine if you’re following the car ahead of you too closely.

    Despite these safety tips, car collisions can happen to anyone, which is why the criminal defense lawyers of Rion, Rion & Rion are ready to help those in Dayton and the surrounding areas. Call (937) 223-9133 to schedule an appointment with a criminal defense lawyer who specializes in traffic-related felonies and misdemeanors.

    Disclaimer:

    The materials available at this website are for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. You should contact your attorney to obtain advice with respect to any particular issue or problem. Use and access to this website or any of the links contained within the site do not create an attorney-client relationship. The opinions expressed at or through this site are the opinions of the individual author and may not reflect the opinions of the firm or any individual attorney.



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