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POSTED ON JANUARY 8, 2013 BY Attorney George WolfeAre people still using “bath salts” in the Navy?
I found this video and found it depicts accurately the effects bath salts have had on some of my clients. Examples I recall personally are a client walking around with a raw steak and asking random people if he can come inside to cook it, having religious delusions for weeks on end, thinking hospital workers were about to administer a lethal injection, and permanent brain damage leading to psychosis requiring him to take medications for the rest of his life. In the last case, the Defendant was ultimately found not guilty by reason of insanity, but he has permanent damage. You can read about the chemical makeup of the drugs here.
Posssession of Synthetic Cathinones also know as Spice or Bath Salts is a Minor Misdemeanor, carrying only a $150 fine. But, if you take this drug, the mental impairment has led several clients to commit felony offenses up to and including first degree felonies leading to lenghty prison sentences. If tempted by Spice or Bath Salts, I recommend you watch this video and stick with sobriety, because there’s no way to predict how you will react to these chemicals.
POSTED ON NOVEMBER 9, 2012 BY Attorney George WolfeWho’s the Best Columbus Criminal Defense Attorney – by George Wolfe, Esq.
For the last 18 years, Attorney George Wolfe has sought to be in the top 1/2 of 1% percent of all criminal defense and OVI lawyers practicing in Columbus and Central Ohio. Our law firm’s excellent client ratings are found on Google, Yahoo, avvo.com, yellowpages.com, and superpages.com, where you will find 4 and 5 star ratings. If you are a member of LinkedIn, you can review client and attorney testimonials as well. Attorney Wolfe is one of only a few Columbus criminal defense lawyers simultaneously qualified in Federal Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio, The United States Supreme Court, and the Ohio State Bar. Contact any other firm and ask them whether their attorneys are licensed in the US Supreme Court, and you will find most are not.
Recent representations have resulted in OVI charges being dismissed against a commercial truck driver in Chillicothe, Ohio, a client found not guilty by reason of insanity on a first degree felony assault on a police officer in Franklin County Common Pleas court, Domestic Violence charges dismissed in Delaware, Ohio, and a client received probation for a large theft in Federal Court.
Recent changes in Ohio Law under House bill 86 allows people a fresh start to get out of prison sooner for non-violent crimes and also reduces mandatory sentences for some marijuana trafficking offenses. House bill 86 also allows more people suffering from drug addiction to obtain Intervention in lieu of Conviction (ILC), also known as “treatment in lieu.” House Bill 86 gives money to some courts to keep non-violent criminals who would otherwise get a prison sentence to receive intensive supervision probation. Attorney Wolfe has obtained this result already for two clients in Union County, Ohio Common pleas court. If you need an attorney who knows the benefits of Ohio House bill 86, please give us a call.
If you want to try for similar results please contact Attorney George Wolfe or Chris Gasper, JD for a free phone consultation about your rights. Remember, if you plead guilty, you have a 100% chance of being found guilty. If you fight for your rights, you greatly improve your odds of a favorable outcome. Once you have used our services, you will be able to judge who is one of the “Best Lawyers in America!”
POSTED ON NOVEMBER 9, 2012 BY Attorney George WolfeWhat happens if we go off the “Fiscal Cliff?”
Today President Obama is addressing the nation on the so-called “fiscal cliff.” This is a problem entirely the making of Congress, and therefore you and me by extension. If our legislators can’t vote responsibly and communicate and compromise about something so important, they need to hear from you! Call your Senators today and Call your Representatives or email and voice your opinion. Now here are the real facts:
To balance the Federal Budget right now through cuts in spending alone we would have to reduce Federal spending by about $3,333 per every citizen. The $100 Billion in military cuts under the “fiscal cliff” is one-tenth of that amount. Likewise, the home mortgage interest deduction increases the deficit $90 Billion annually. If all Bush tax cuts are allowed to expire, by itself that would cut the deficit by 54% in 2015. However, doing all three things above still will not balance the budget.
Increasing economic output would increase tax revenue and is the only way to get the budget in balance. That is how the budget was balanced under President Clinton. Clinton doesn’t get all the credit, but that’s when the budget was last in balance. Contact your legislator now and voice your opinion on policies to increase economic output. If we manufacture and build more products in North America, it will boost growth. One way to do this is through smart tax policy, which encourages innovation and investment, such as temporary tax breaks for hiring workers or building factories in the US. We want to attract foreign investment to the United States, as well. Remember, even if we balance the current budget, we still have to pay off the accumulated debt of $15 Trillion.
Another way to boost the economy is through immigration reform, to encourage the most educated people to immigrate to the United States, and remain here after earning a degree here. Right now, people are earning degrees from US universities, and then moving back to Asia to do business due to favorable labor costs, lax regulations, and better climate for manufacturing. Allowing people to immigrate here legally to work wouldn’t be so bad, either, given that we have a high percentage of aging population and need more younger workers paying taxes.
Now, lets contact our congress members and make them earn their paychecks.
POSTED ON OCTOBER 16, 2012 BY Attorney George WolfeShould I vote for Valoria Hoover or Kim Brown for Franklin County Common Pleas Court?
Neither candidate for the one contested judgeship currently sits on the Common Pleas court, which decides criminal Felony cases and civil cases (lawsuits) in excess of $15,000. Attorney Hoover is the Republican candidate and Attorney Brown is the Democratic candidate. You can read an article about the candidates in the Columbus Dispatch to help you decide. All of the other Common Pleas Court races in Franklin County are uncontested, so you can only vote for the incumbent Judge for those seats .
POSTED ON OCTOBER 16, 2012 BY Attorney George WolfeWhat are the party affiliations of Ohio Supreme Court Candidates?
There are three contested races for the Ohio Supreme Court. The party affiliations are often not discussed, so here’s the scoop: There are 7 Justices on the Court, and right now 6 out of 7 Justices are Republicans. While no one will admit it, undoubtedly one’s background can influence how he or she perceives important issues before the Court. When you vote this fall you may want to consider the party affiliation along with the person’s voting record and reputation.
Justice McGee-Brown is the only Democrat currently serving on the Supreme Court of Ohio.
An excellent discussion and biographies of the candidates can be found at Judgepedia.org
POSTED ON OCTOBER 16, 2012 BY Attorney George WolfeWhat is Ohio State Issue 1 on the 2012 ballot?
If you received an absentee ballot in Ohio, or plan to vote in November, you will get to vote on State Issue One. Article XVI, Section 3 of the Ohio Constitution requires the ballot contain this issue every 20 years beginning in 1932. 2012 is the 20th year. Put simply, if the issue passes, the Ohio General Assembly will have to call a “constitutional convention.” At the convention, the delegates can determine if there are any reasons to amend the Ohio constitution. If issues are found, these proposed amendments must be submitted to the voters in a later election for approval.
This is not the only way to amend the Ohio Constitution. It has been amended many times by ballot initiatives and referenda. For example, article 15, Section 6(C), legalizing casinos in 2010, was approved by voters after supporters submitted petitions to place the issue on the statewide ballot.
The constitutional convention could be called by voters this year to force debate on important issues of the times, such as repealing any current constitutional provisions or amendments, adding amendments, divisive issues such as same-sex marriage, legalizing marijuana, collective bargaining for public employees, or revisiting protections for people’s rights of privacy and freedom from intrusive searches and seizures.
POSTED ON OCTOBER 3, 2012 BY Attorney George WolfeDriving under the influence of Marijuana in Ohio – OVI
According to the Ohio Revised Code Section 4511.19(A)(1), a person is guilty of driving under the influence of marijuana if they have 35 nanograms per millileter of marijuana metabolite in their urine. In a recent case in Delaware Ohio Municipal Court, a driver was stopped after an accident, and was found to have no alcohol in their urine. The sample was later found to contain 57 nanograms per millileter of marijuana metabolite. The driver admitted to smoking marijuana on her birthday 19 days earlier, but not since. In reality the driver was no longer under the influence after 19 days, but the Ohio Code sets a VERY low threshhold. If you are ever asked to submit to any kind of testing, and you have smoked marijuana anytime in the last few weeks, you would be much better off to opt for a breath test. You can be found guilty of OVI for marijuana long after the effects have worn off.
POSTED ON OCTOBER 3, 2012 BY Attorney George WolfeOVI charges dismissed in Chillicothe Ohio for a commercial CDL holder
Last week in Chillicothe Municipal Court, Attorney George Wolfe reached a plea agreement with the City Prosecutor for a commercial truck driver who was charged with OVI while driving a commercial vehicle. The consequences of an OVI for a CDL holder can be severe, loss of employment and a one year disqualification from driving for the first offense. In this case the Defendant’s urine was tested in a hospital, not a certified laboratory, and it was not a quantitative test. The urine sample was not retained. The test results would likely be inadmissible in a trial. The Prosecutor agreed to dismiss the OVI charges provided the Defendant completed a 3-day driver intervention program. The defendant was fined $50.00 for failure to control and retained his full driving privileges.
POSTED ON JANUARY 9, 2012 BY Attorney George WolfeAttorney Wolfe gets Ohio OVI (DUI) charges dismissed in Franklin County, Columbus Ohio
On the day of a scheduled motion to suppress hearing 1-6-2012, Judge Barrows dismissed OVI charges against my client in the Franklin County Municipal court. The Defendant alleged in the Motion the Columbus Police officer improperly administered field sobriety tests, and did not properly offer her a breath test after reading the BMV form 2255. Case Number 2011 TR C 163753. Sweet.
POSTED ON NOVEMBER 3, 2011 BY Attorney George WolfeWhy We Should Buy American
Kudos to ABC’s Sharyn Alfonsi for recently airing a subject I have been advocating for 25 years. It is apparent to me that when we buy exclusively imports in large numbers, collectively we may lose jobs, tax revenue, and wealth. Nevertheless, in these hard times Americans and institutions continue to buy and promote products without regard to their country of origin.
In this story, reporter Alfonsi reveals that each year, college students spend $800 each on average for back to school items. Colleges promote companies selling imported products. If 3 million students bought $800 worth of US made products, it would create 500,000 jobs and $46 Billion in revenue for US companies. If we all paid attention to how we spend money, there would be less demand for tax increases or budget cuts. So, my friends, pay attention to those labels. Take some extra time to research your purchases. Send feedback to merchants.
POSTED ON OCTOBER 19, 2011 BY Attorney George WolfeColumbus OVI Attorney – Intoxilyzer 8000 Problems – Beat OVI Charges
Are you looking for a successful outcome of your Columbus, Delaware, Newark, Dublin, Upper Arlington, or surrounding areas OVI case? Recently we got very good results in several cases: One client was charged with OVI in Utica Mayor’s Court (Licking County). He blew into the new controversial, unreliable Intoxilyzer 8000, recently implemented in many counties in Ohio. It was the first time Utica Police had used the machine. As a result of our efforts, the OVI charges were dismissed.
NBC 4 recently ran a story related to our successful defense against the 8000
In another case, in Ashland County, our client who works for the State of Ohio received OVI charges from the State Highway patrol after blowing into a BAC Datamaster and testing .081. In that case the Prosecutor agreed to amend the charge to reckless operation.
A third case is pending in Perry County. In this case the Defendant was offered a urine test. He attempted to produce a sample, but was unable. The Deputies marked this down as a “refusal,” but also honestly indicated the Defendant had agreed to take the test. As a result of the officer’s honesty, and our efforts, the Administrative License Suspension (ALS) was terminated.
If you are looking to leave no stone unturned for the best possible outcome of your OVI (DUI) charges please give me a call at 614-263-5297 or email from the homepage. No one wants an OVI conviction on their record.
Remember if you are stopped for OVI to avoid making incriminating statements and to be polite. Chances are, everything is being recorded.
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POSTED ON AUGUST 20, 2011 BY Attorney George WolfeThanks for Visiting my Web Site! Please help me improve it.
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