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A Letter to our Clients from Mark Godbey

Dear Clients, I hope this letter finds you and your family all safe and healthy. Like you, the attorneys and staff at Godbey Law have also spent the last several weeks adjusting to a world with COVID-19. This means understanding how it affects our staff and our clients, then making the necessary adjustments to daily [...]

By |2020-12-23T14:32:51-05:00May 6th, 2020|Bankruptcy, Criminal, Divorce, Estate Planning, Family law, Personal Injury, Small Business|Comments Off on A Letter to our Clients from Mark Godbey

Letter to Our Clients – Celebrating 25 Years

To All Clients of Godbey Law, [WATCH VIDEO] Twenty-five years ago today, I came home early to tell my wife (who was pregnant with our first child) that I had quit my job in order to open my own law firm. I have no regrets. Today we celebrate 25 years of legal leadership at Godbey [...]

By |2020-12-23T14:32:52-05:00September 15th, 2018|Bankruptcy, Business Law, Criminal, Divorce, Estate Planning, Family law, Small Business|Comments Off on Letter to Our Clients – Celebrating 25 Years

Stuff you Never Ordered Showing Up from Amazon

Excerpt from Local12 Some Amazon customers are reportedly getting too much of something for nothing. It’s a scam being dubbed “brushing” as customers are receiving items they never ordered or paid for. Bradley Pohl is one the latest to receive packages he never ordered. He's received four in the last 10 days. Read full article: https://local12.com/news/local/brushing-unordered-items-being-delivered-to-amazon-users [...]

By |2018-08-17T23:15:27-04:00August 17th, 2018|Criminal, Legal Help|Comments Off on Stuff you Never Ordered Showing Up from Amazon

Have you been charged with a crime in Hamilton County, Ohio (Cincinnati Area)?

Here is how you will likely work through the county court system. Need help? Free consultation from Godbey Law by calling (513) 241-6650 or godbeylaw.com What are you charged with? Felony: Serious offense such as murder or armed robbery. Typically booked in jail immediately upon arrest. Misdemeanor: A less serious offense such as trespass or graffiti. [...]

By |2020-12-23T14:32:54-05:00May 21st, 2018|Criminal|Comments Off on Have you been charged with a crime in Hamilton County, Ohio (Cincinnati Area)?

How to Expunge a Misdemeanor Conviction in Ohio

Misdemeanor Expungement in Ohio Misdemeanor charges can have a severe impact on your life. Potential consequences include jail time, expensive fines, loss of freedom, and burdensome probation requirements. For misdemeanor criminal charges, the degree of the offense determines the type of punishment. Expungement, under Ohio law, can provide an opportunity to "seal" the public record. [...]

By |2020-12-23T14:32:54-05:00February 13th, 2018|Criminal|Comments Off on How to Expunge a Misdemeanor Conviction in Ohio

Jail Calls

BEWARE! All jail calls are recorded! If you are in jail making a collect call or on the outside making a call to someone in jail, remember that you calls are being recorded. Even though the computerized system informs the inmate that their call is being recorded, many people forget and make a big mistake [...]

By |2016-06-29T15:25:02-04:00November 18th, 2014|Criminal|Comments Off on Jail Calls

Questions To Ask Before Hiring A Criminal Defense Lawyer

If you have been charged with a crime, it is critical to recognize the potential impact on you now and in the future. Crimes can lead to jail time, fines, driver's license suspension, home incarceration, and can even influence your job search in the future. Hiring the right criminal defense attorney to represent you can [...]

By |2020-12-23T14:32:58-05:00October 29th, 2013|Criminal|Comments Off on Questions To Ask Before Hiring A Criminal Defense Lawyer

Change in Ohio Expungement Law – Senate Bill 337

Ohio Senate Bill 337 was enacted on September 28, 2012. The new law will broaden the pool of those eligible to have their criminal records expunged, i.e. sealed. Under the old law, only first offenders were eligible to have a conviction sealed. A first offender was anyone who had been convicted of only one offense. [...]

By |2016-06-29T14:03:47-04:00October 8th, 2012|Criminal|Comments Off on Change in Ohio Expungement Law – Senate Bill 337

Police Warn “Lock it or lose it”

From CincinnatiEnquirer.com: That is Cincinnati Police Department's new slogan for March, which is Theft From Auto Awareness Month. The slogan is simple, quick and efficient, much like when a thief smashes a window and breaks into a car. Everywhere you park a car and leave it unattended, you could be in danger, said Dave Bailey, [...]

By |2020-12-23T14:33:11-05:00March 16th, 2009|Criminal|Comments Off on Police Warn “Lock it or lose it”

Death Penalty for White-collar Criminals?

This post's title is also the title of this newspaper commentary, which is--not surprising--a response to the Madoff mess. Here are snippets: We rationalize capital punishment by claiming that the fear of death is an excellent deterrent and a fitting punishment for cases of extreme harm to an individual (murder) or a community (sex offenders). [...]

By |2020-12-23T14:33:12-05:00January 16th, 2009|Criminal|Comments Off on Death Penalty for White-collar Criminals?
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