Underage Drinking In Ohio

Underage drinking is a serious crime in Ohio. The state generally prohibits anyone under the age of 21 from possessing or consuming alcohol. If you are under the age of 21 and possess or consume alcohol, it is a first-degree misdemeanor offense. The maximum sentence is a $1,000 fine and six months in jail. Though […]

By |September 9th, 2020|Drug, DUI-OVI|0 Comments

Finding The Best Criminal Defense Attorney


The best criminal defense is built upon a full and complete understanding of the case and the defendant. The criminal defense attorney gathers information in several different ways:

Open communication with the client to obtain a thorough personal and criminal history and to verify the client’s mental capacity and state of mind, a timeline of […]

Defense Strategies

The very moment you are arrested on suspicion of a crime is the very moment you need legal counsel. Time is of the essence.  Secure the services of an attorney who will guide you through the process while protecting your rights. Every case is defendable and an arrest does not mean a conviction. There are […]

By |July 28th, 2020|Drug, DUI-OVI, Embezzlement, Federal|0 Comments

Police Knocking At Your Door In Ohio


Do you know your rights if the police are knocking at your door? Would you be prepared for this situation? Any criminal defense attorney in Ohio,  will tell you that your best response is to open the door, slightly, and be polite but it is your right to refuse entry.

The Fourth Amendment of the United […]

Ohio DUI Checkpoint Ahead

Unfortunately, mistakes happen and people don’t think they have had too much to drink and get behind the wheel and drive. Only later do they realize the alcohol is affecting them more than they thought. Instead of pulling over and figuring out how to get home, they keep driving. What happens if they come to […]

By |May 26th, 2020|DUI-OVI|0 Comments

Mistakes to Avoid if You are Charged with a Crime in Ohio


When you are facing criminal charges in Ohio, there are steps you can take to improve your chances of avoiding a conviction and a substantial sentence. There are also mistakes you might make that would significantly impede the ability of a successful defense at trial. Some of these mistakes are:

Running from the police
Throwing […]

Chain of Custody in a Criminal Case

In a criminal case in Ohio, you often hear the term “chain of custody”. Prosecutors must establish an unbroken chain or path that the piece of evidence takes before it’s in custody and used as an exhibit of evidence. Because criminal prosecutions usually depend on any evidence gathered by law enforcement, the prosecutors must have […]

Fighting DUI Charges in Ohio

DUIs, also known as OVIs, are serious charges in Ohio. Whether it’s your first OVI or you’ve already been arrested for drinking and driving in Ohio, you face serious penalties if convicted, including mandatory jail time. Because of the severity of DUI related crimes and their consequences, it’s vital for you to take any of […]

By |March 23rd, 2020|Drug, DUI-OVI|0 Comments

Defending an OUI in Cincinnati, Ohio

While most law enforcement officers try to do the right thing when checking for impaired driving, they are prone to bias and mistakes that, left unchecked, could devastate your future.

Scott Rubenstein can help defend you through many different methods:

Law Enforcement did not have a reason to pull you over in the first place.

The […]

By |February 19th, 2020|DUI-OVI|0 Comments

Did Police Read You Your Rights in Ohio?

Most people believe that if when they are arrested and not “read their rights,” they will not be punished. This is not completely true in Ohio. But if the police don’t read you your Miranda rights, the prosecutor can’t use what you say as evidence against you at trial. The purpose of the Miranda warning […]