Author: Benjamin Luftman

LHA Joins the 2012 Bowl for Kids’ Sake!

24.02.2012 in Misc, News

This year, Luftman, Heck & Associates will be participating in the 2012 Bowl for Kid’s Sake benefitting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio.

The event will take place on March 3, 2012 at the Columbus Square Bowling Palace. Big Brothers Big Sisters’ vision is to provide a mentor to every child who desires or needs one to help achieve success in life. By donating to the cause, you will inspire a child in our community to reach to his or her full potential through an ongoing relationship with a caring adult.

Feel free to attend the bowling event and cheer us on or simply click the link to donate!

“Yes, you will lose your license for a minor drug charge!”

20.02.2012 in Criminal Law

Think a minor drug charge is no big deal and you should just pay the ticket? Think again. In Ohio, any drug conviction will result in you losing your license for a minimum of six months up to five years.

A judge is not required to grant you driving privileges during your suspension and many do not. The license suspension is mandatory and no, it does not matter that you weren’t driving your car when you were originally charged with the drug offense.

An attorney who understands the Fourth Amendment, search and seizure laws, the judicial process and one who is not afraid to fight for you is necessary to help your chances of avoiding a drug conviction and lengthy license suspension.

Attorney Dan Sabol has won many difficult cases where the officer did not have a right to search his clients either on the street or in their car. Those cases resulted in dismissals for attorney Sabol’s clients and they avoided lengthy license suspensions. If you are charged with a drug offense, make sure you contact attorney Dan Sabol to discuss your case and explore your options. All initial consultations are free of charge.

If Naked Do Not Commit Theft

17.02.2012 in Criminal Law, News

Actually, if fully clothed, you should probably not commit a theft offense either.

If you have been charged with theft, even if it is just a small item and you think it’s no big deal and should just plead guilty, think again. A theft conviction is a criminal offense. A criminal offense will stay on your record for the rest of your life. A theft conviction will come up on any background check for future employers. A theft conviction will indicate untrustworthiness and make it extremely difficult, if not impossible for you to get a job and keep one. Bottom line, a theft offense needs to be fought by an experienced criminal defense attorney so you can try to avoid having it on your record for the rest of your life.

Attorney Dan Sabol has successfully represented hundreds of people charged with theft offenses and has been able to keep theft convictions off their records. If you are charged with a theft offense, make sure you contact attorney Dan Sabol to discuss your case and explore your options. All initial consultations are free of charge.

This blog post inspired by a recent news story of a naked Pennsylvania man stealing socks at Walmart.

Debt collection firm pays $2.5 million to settle FTC charges

01.02.2012 in Consumer Law, Misc, News

The Federal Trade Commission has been cracking down on debt settlement companies who prey on consumers while trying to collect old debt. Asset Acceptance, LLC is one of the nation’s largest collection companies and has agreed to pay $2.5 million to settle the charges brought by the FTC.

“Most consumers do not know their legal rights with respect to collection of old debts past the statute of limitations,” said David Vladeck, Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection.

If you have ever paid any money to a company to reduce your debt, call the law offices of Luftman, Heck & Associates to see how we can help you get your money back.

Many people in today’s economy are finding it harder and harder to live life the old fashioned way. They rely on credit cards to fill in the gaps where their hard earned paychecks weren’t enough. After accumulating a fair amount of debt, consumers are looking for a way out and don’t know where to turn. Debt settlement companies promise to reduce your debt by working with the creditors to bargain a better deal. What you don’t know about many of these companies is that they are operating illegally in Ohio. Individuals that choose this route end up paying a large upfront fee and an almost unreasonable amount per month, but never receive any relief.

If you have ever paid any money to a debt settlement company to reduce your debts, we may be able to help you fight to get your money back. Call Luftman, Heck & Associates to speak with an attorney today at (614) 224-1500.

Read More: Federal Trade Commission