My BarStory S01E06: Featuring Leslie S. Johns

This week’s MyBarstory podcast features an honest discussion about Celebrating the Lived Experiences of Black Attorneys. This challenging and compelling conversation was recorded on the last day of Black History Month. Moderated by Judge Lasheyl N. Stroud of the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas, attorneys Brandon Brown, Leslie S. Johns, and Ron V. Johnson […]

December CLE Webinars with Ashley & Leslie at CSU LAW Alumni Association

Join us at the CSU LAW Alumni Association’s Stocking Stuffer CLE Webinars this December for two enlightening seminars. On December 1st, Ashley will lead a session on the latest in expungement law, providing invaluable insights for legal professionals and interested parties. Following up on December 15th, Leslie will delve into the intricacies of Protection Orders, […]

AJLJ Law on The Triple D Podcast: Donuts, Disability and Discourse

We are excited to share that our co-founders, Ashley Jones and Leslie Johns, were recently featured on The Triple D Podcast: Donuts, Disability and Discourse, a weekly show hosted by Michael Liner, a disability lawyer and advocate from Liner Legal, LLC. The podcast aims to highlight the stories and insights of people who are making an impact in the community and beyond.

Yes, we have actual expungement now in Ohio: A look at House Bill 288

As of early April 2023, true expungement exists in Ohio. For years, lawyers, judges, everyone called record sealing an expungement, but really, we didn’t have expungement till a couple months ago. The easiest way to think about the difference between sealing and expungement is this: sealing puts the conviction in a locked drawer and only […]

What are the Most Common Drug Charges in Ohio?

Hiring a drug defense attorney is crucial if you plan on fighting a drug charge. At AJLJ, we have the experience and attention to detail you need when going up against a judge. We’ll work tirelessly to create a solid defense and do all we can to clear you of your charges. 

The Basics of Ohio Assault Laws

When defending against assault in Ohio, you may be able to raise a defense, such as lack of intent, necessity, self-defense, or defense of others. By working with an assault defense lawyer, you can increase your chances of getting your assault charges reduced or dropped.

What Is The Difference Between OVI And DUI In Ohio?

DUI stands for “driving under the influence,” while OVI stands for “operating a vehicle under the influence.” While they might seem similar, OVI describes a situation where a driver is found operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or any other substance that might impair their ability to safely operate the vehicle. 

OVI is described as driving a vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration level of 0.08% or higher. This number is reduced to 0.02 for drivers under 21 years and 0.04 for commercial vehicle drivers who are arrested and charged with OVI while operating the commercial truck.