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If you have a questions about criminal charges, arrest or procedures, I likely have the answer to your question right here.

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Illegally Operating Sexually Oriented Business Cleveland Defense Lawyer

In Cleveland, police and prosecutors use ORC 2907.40, Illegally Operating Sexually Oriented Business, to regulate the hours and allowable activity in businesses where sexually-themed entertainment is provided.

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Cleveland Defense Attorney For Trafficking Or Aggravated Trafficking In Drugs

When prosecutors believe they can prove that you sold, shipped, transported, or otherwise delivered controlled substances that were intended to then be sold to others, you will be charged with Trafficking or Aggravated Trafficking in Drugs (ORC 2925.03) in Cleveland.

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Defense Lawyer For Corrupting Another With Drugs In Cleveland

Under O.R.C. 2925.02, it is a violation to knowingly corrupt another person with drugs by forcing them to take a controlled substance, deceiving them into taking them, or otherwise causing them to consume a controlled substance with the purpose of causing serious physical harm to them, or causing them to become drug dependent.

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Cleveland Defense Lawyer For Funding, Aggravated Funding Of Drug Or Marijuana Trafficking Charge

Under ORC 2925.05, it is a crime in Cleveland to provide money or other items of value to a person with the purpose that the recipient will use the money or items of value to obtain any controlled substance for the purposes of drug manufacture, cultivation, or sale.

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Cleveland Defense Attorney For Illegal Assembly Or Possession Of Chemicals For Manufacture Of Drugs Charge

When methamphetamine became widely available, many states responded by cracking down on the possession of chemicals used in the manufacture of meth.

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Cleveland Defense Lawyer For Deception To Obtain Matter Harmful To Juveniles Charge

Prosecutors in Cleveland take issues of child protection very seriously, and when an adult engages in conduct that inappropriately allows juveniles access to materials or performances to which they are normally forbidden, the adult can be charged with a Second Degree Misdemeanor, Deception to Obtain Matter Harmful to Juveniles (O.R.C. 2907.33).

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Defense Attorney For Compelling Acceptance Of Objectionable Materials Charges In Cleveland

Compelling Acceptance of Objectionable Materials (O.R.C. 2907.34) in Cleveland is a law designed to prevent business transactions from being manipulated to allow the dissemination of objectionable goods.

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Criminal Defense Attorney For Unlawful Operation Of Viewing Booths Depicting Sexual Conduct In Cleveland Area

Permitting Unlawful Operation of Viewing Booths Depicting Sexual Conduct (ORC 2907.38) is a statute governing one aspect of the operation of commercial establishments that specialize in the sale or viewing of materials or performances depicting sexual conduct.

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Cleveland Criminal Defense Attorney For Permitting Juvenile On Premises Of Adult Entertainment Establishment – Use Of False Information To Gain Entry In Cleveland.

In Cleveland, it is illegal both to allow persons under the age of 18 into adult entertainment establishments (defined in various ways in the statute, but in general as establishments where depictions of sexual activity are possessed, sold, or viewed), and illegal for persons under the age of 18 to provide false information or identification in order to gain entry to an adult entertainment establishment.

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Defense Lawyer For Illegal Use Of A Minor In Nudity-Oriented Material Or Performance In Cleveland

In Cleveland, it is a crime to photograph or transmit images of a minor in a state of nudity unless you are the child’s parent, or the material is part of a bona fide artistic, medical, scientific, educational, religious, governmental, judicial, or other proper purpose, and the minor’s parent or guardian provides written consent.

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