On September 24th, 2017, The Law Offices of Saia & Piatt sponsored Taste CLE's Event "Tequila Fest Willoughby 2017" located in Downtown Willoughby, Ohio, a small town suburb on the east side of Cleveland. The five hour event featured over 20 tequila brands and a total of 45 different types of tequila to sample. Attendees toured the town and its restaurants, sipping tequila in the shade and listening to live music.
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.
Defense attorneys and criminal justice advocates are calling for a more thorough review of forensic scientist G. Michele Yezzo's work. Yezzo, who worked for a state crime lab, is now facing accusations of bias and manipulation-allegations that, if proven true, could reverse countless criminal convictions.
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.