Arnold Law Firm, LLC Newsletter
May 2014
Arnold Law Firm, LLC
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JimAs the owner of Arnold Law Firm, LLC, I appreciate the business relationships and friendships that have been developed over the last 20 years of practicing law.  From time to time, I'd like to stay in contact with you to let you know new developments in the law, and with Arnold Law Firm, LLC through my Newsletter.
James Arnold
Arnold Law Firm, LLC

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA)  

Health Care Reform PPACA generally imposes a penalty (the "pay or play" penalty) on employers with more than 50 full-time employees who do not offer affordable health coverage.   This penalty has been delayed until 2016 for employers who meet four requirements.  Those requirements are:

 1.  The employer must employ on average less than 100 full-time employees on business days in 2014;


 2.  The employer must maintain its workforce for the remainder of the year through December 31, 2014;


 3.  The employer must maintain its health coverage through the end of 20015; and

4.  The employer must certify that it has met the three other requirements on a form prescribed by the government, which will be issued at some point in the future.

     When planning for 2015, employers that are close to 50-employee or 100-employee thresholds will need to carefully assess their ability to take advantage of the delay in the pay or play rules.

Can you get a DUI on a bicycle?  The answer is Yes.  The Ohio Revised Code as defined "vehicle" to mean any device that can carry persons or property on a highway, but excludes motorized wheelchairs (and the like), devices using trolley wires or tracks, and non-bicycle devices moved by human power.  Therefore the only kind of human-powered device which is vehicle for DUI purposes is a bicycle.
Can you get a DUI while walking a bicycle? 
The answer is Yes.   The Ohio Revised Code defines "operate" to mean to cause or have caused movement of a vehicle.
Where can a bicycle DUI take place?  A cyclist on a highway or exclusive bike path can violate any traffic law, including DUI. 
Any time you, a family member or friend have been charged with a serious offence like DUI, whether in a car or on a bicycle, it is important to retain the right attorney to defend the charge.  DUI convictions have serious consequences.  Learn more about those consequences at our DUI page of our website.  Visit or DUI Page

About Our Law Firm 


At Arnold Law Firm LLC, we are representing clients in both Ohio and Kentucky on various matters.

Recently we have added an additional office location in Batavia, Ohio.  If you would like to schedule an appointment for that location or at our Loveland-Madeira location, let us know.  We also will make arrangements to meet with you in downtown Cincinnati or Northern Kentucky if that is more convenient.
In addition to our DUI and Criminal Defense practice, we have expanded our areas of practice and are currently representing clients in the areas of Domestic Relations, including divorce, dissolution, custody, visitation and child support matters;  Juvenile Court, including traffic offenses, criminal, custody, visitation and child support; Debt Relief, including assisting in credit repair, debt negotiations, foreclosure defense and negotiations, and bankruptcy;  Personal Injury and Wrongful Death cases as well as other areas of law.
Arnold Law Firm, LLC
In This Issue
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA)
Bicycle DUIs
Last Issue
NFA Gun Trusts
NFA Gun Trusts:  Important Considerations
Past Issues
IRS Offer in Compromise
Advantages and Disadvantages of Offer in Compromise
Breath Test Results from the Intoxilyzer 8000 Inadmissible
Estate Planning Docs, are your's in order?
Expungement Law Changes, you may now be able to have that old conviction sealed.
Juvenile's Right to Counsel
Non-Compliance Suspensions
Ohio's Castle Doctrine
Collateral Consequences of a Conviction
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