Last month, the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers President's Annual Superstar Seminar was held at the Historic Ohio Statehouse following the election of Attorney Jon Saia as OACDL President. Among the urgent topics discussed at the seminar was the return of the death penalty to Ohio.
Founding Attorney Jon Saia recently appeared on the Whiskey Business podcast with Dino Tripodis. In the episode, titled "Your Best Shot At Avoiding A DUI," Attorney Saia and Dino discuss a wide range of DUI topics including what to do when you are pulled over for suspected drunk driving and whether or not you should submit to a breathalyzer test.
Prior to heading home for the summer, Ohio legislators sent several bills to the Governor's desk for signature. Many of those bills have an impact on the criminal laws.
The Ohio Senate and House of Representatives recently passed legislation regarding license suspensions for drug offense convictions.
Last Saturday morning, Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett was pulled over on campus and subsequently arrested on three misdemeanor charges-- two of which were OVI-related. Now, the media has turned to Attorneys Jon Saia and Jessica D'Varga for insight into Barrett's case and the consequences he may face.
The Law Offices of Saia & Piatt, Inc. is proud to announce that Attorney Jon J. Saia has officially been elected to the Office of President-Elect of the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. This is Attorney's Saia's first election to the position within the organization.
Are certain drunk driving offenses so serious that they warrant a lifetime driver's license ban for the offender? Attorney Jon Saia recently offered his insight to The Columbus Dispatch on this rarely-imposed and heavily weighed sentence that all Ohio judges have the option of considering in extreme OVI cases.
The Fourth Amendment has been a hot topic in criminal law lately, and the Ohio Supreme Court just added another citizen-friendly case to the books.
There has been much talk this year that Ohio may legalize marijuana in the very near future. But, how close are we, really?
Earlier this month, Attorney Jon Saia successfully secured the dismissal of an OVI charge for his client, Judge Dean Wilson. Last week, the prosecution admitted that they agreed to drop the OVI charges because they concurred with Attorney Saia-- there was a critical lack of evidence to support a drunk driving charge.