“I was employed at a state corrections facility. When I got charged with Felonious Assault and Kidnapping, my job put me on unpaid leave. Greg Robey fought hard for me and the State agreed to dismiss all the felony charges against me. I am now back on the job because of the hard work of Mr. Robey.” -T.J., Cleveland, Ohio
These are interesting times in Toronto. Mayor Rob Ford has admitted to smoking crack and drinking himself into a stupor, has made sexual remarks and knocked over a female coworker. But little can be done because Ford has not been convicted of a crime.
But what if he were a mayor in Ohio? Could someone who behaved as Ford has still serve as mayor? That’s what the Dayton Daily News tried to figure out.
The newspaper found that there are local rules and ordinances that deal with public officials who misbehave, and there is a rarely used state law that would allow a municipality to remove an official like Ford.
Has a criminal charge caused you problems at work? Speak with an Ohio criminal defense lawyer about your situation.