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1 Answer | Asked in Cannabis & Marijuana Law for Ohio on
Q: Can I get fired for failing a drug test even though I have my medical card and they hired me back at another location

I’m legally disabled since a young age and they’ve been telling me I might be able to get hired back for days now and they updated there policy but I’m left hanging not knowing what’s going on. I’ve missed 7days of work so far. And I have to start work at another location. They said I... Read more »

Nicholas P. Weiss
Nicholas P. Weiss answered on Sep 25, 2021

Ohio employers are allowed to terminate or discipline employees for the lawful use of medical marijuana. It is entirely at the employer's discretion.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Ohio on
Q: My father died in April. I was never notified by his new wife. I am the only son. What should I do.

Father remarried after my mother passed. Items of mine and family members of my mother that she requested to be returned to her side of the family were never returned. I only learned of this death from a call of a debt collector trying to collect on something in my fathers name. Wife has never... Read more »

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Sep 24, 2021

It could be difficult or impossible for you find anything belonging to your father. His will might have left everything to his spouse. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local probate attorney to review all the facts and advise you of your options.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on
Q: If I was charged with trafficking, conveyance, agg trafficking and an inmate is charged with complicity how can the

How can the inmate argue standing in his motion to suppress

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Sep 24, 2021

Facts are everything on a motion to suppress, but in a conveyance situation it's reasonably likely the inmate does not have standing. You and the other party involved need to be discussing this rather serious case privately with attorneys so you can go over all the facts and the law to find out.

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law and Traffic Tickets for Ohio on
Q: a school bus stops with its flashing lights on at an intersection on my right , can i turn left away from the bus?
Andrew Popp
Andrew Popp answered on Sep 24, 2021

The answer depends on additional details. Section 4511.75 of the Ohio Revised Code spells out your obligations. (link below)

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Ohio on
Q: Hi I was just wondering/want to ask and find out for sure for sure for someone I know.

I wanted to ask and double check and make sure for sure because his landlord is starting to throw him out because he's a little behind on his rent for this month and everything but I was wondering and wanted to make sure if because he's old and he's disabled he's like 60... Read more »

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Sep 24, 2021

It is good that you are willing to help. A landlord can evict any tenant who is behind on rent, even if only a little behind. Talk to the landlord, and then talk to local senior services agencies or rental agencies that might be able to help the tenant pay rent or find him a new place if he is... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Ohio on
Q: I scratched an illegally parked car, what happens now if we were both illegally parked?

The car was parked extremely close to mine, the parking lot was also not legally a parking lot (cars had just pulled to park) I’m aware we are both a fault (because it’s not actually a lot nor a parking spot) I also stayed and exchanged information with the driver.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 24, 2021

An Ohio attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. As a general matter, the fact that a car is illegally parked doesn't usually result in negating its owner's property damage rights. An attorney could need additional details here, but it's possible both... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Ohio on
Q: Neighbors dog keeps coming on my property pooping and tearing out our trash it has came at my wife and daughter and dog

What are my rights if this dog continues to come here and do this, we’ve called the warden already and spoke to the neighbor she refuses to tie up dog when it’s let out of her house and is requesting us to call her to clean up the mess and I am not okay with this I don’t want to do with it at... Read more »

Andrew Popp
Andrew Popp answered on Sep 23, 2021

I would keep after law enforcement, or if all else fails hire a lawyer. I show the Mansfield Ordinance 505.03 (Link below) lays out criminal charges for failing to control a dangerous dog. The owner could also face civil penalties if the dog does harm someone. Hopefully it never gets to that... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Ohio on
Q: Case law where denying police from taking evidence photos via access by an easement of specific driveway purpose only?

Claiming to visit neighbor who has easement for driveway purposes, they went down my driveway behind house and photographed unlicensed vehicles on my property only visible from the easement. Can it be used as evidence? Thank you

Andrew Popp
Andrew Popp answered on Sep 23, 2021

A more detailed analysis of the situation is necessary to answer your question. There are a few sites you can visit to do some of your own case law research for free. (Links Below) Alternatively, you can visit your local law library to conduct research. Best of luck.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Real Estate Law, Civil Rights and Small Claims for Ohio on
Q: Is it illegal to build a snowman using snow from someone else's property?

They don't have a fenced in yard or any signs that say private property.

Andrew Popp
Andrew Popp answered on Sep 23, 2021

It sounds like you may be trespassing on their property. For a definitive answer you need to sit down with a local criminal defense attorney to evaluate the specifics of your situation.

Best of luck.

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Ohio on
Q: Do police have to use their sirens to pull you over
Andrew Popp
Andrew Popp answered on Sep 23, 2021

Your question is somewhat vague. The audio siren is not a per se requirement of a traffic stop.

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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Ohio on
Q: Can my mother in law kick her boyfriend out of her apartment?

Mother in law and her boyfriend moved into an over 55 community in Ohio. He is not on the lease and doesn't pay any of the lease payments. He does give her money once a month to help pay for things. She discovered he's been making unauthorized charges on a credit card that he got in... Read more »

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Sep 23, 2021

If he asserted a legal right to stay, then the manager could file an eviction. Talk to the manager about it.

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law for Ohio on
Q: I was wondering what the current up to date age of consent is in the state of Ohio
Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Sep 22, 2021

The age of consent in Ohio is 16. That said, an adult who engages in a sexual relationship with a child runs a lot of other, non-sex offense legal risks like contributing to the delinquency of a minor and interference with child custody. It's best to just stick to 18 and up.

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Ohio on
Q: What’s going on with ovi case

Got charged with ovi on May 8th. On July 20th my I went to court and my lawyer asked that the case be moved from mayors court to county court. The prosecutor told me to expect a letter from county court in the mail in a week. It has now been over two months and nothing and the county court says... Read more »

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Sep 22, 2021

It's hard to say from your brief recitation of facts what is going on. But someone needs to look into it before you wind up with a warrant for missing a court date. OVI cases don't just get moved from one court to another. If it is a felony OVI it may start in a municipal court and be... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Real Estate Law and Civil Rights for Ohio on
Q: Why don’t HOA’s allow essential critical infrastructure workers, emergency plumber, park their vehicles at their homes?

When renting the home I was not told or given any information about the HOA, nothing in the lease. I am trying to work w HOA, even tho legally they should be dealing with home owners, but they are just condescending, rude, and bullying throwing their attorneys around. I have been nothing but... Read more »

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Sep 21, 2021

HOAs are governed by a set of rules specified in a declaration that has been recorded in the county records and is binding on all the home owners and any others staying in any of the homes. The HOA rules provide fines or legal action for violations. They typically prohibit outside parking of... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy for Ohio on
Q: I'm answering a complaint. And it says plaintiff does not seek an award of attorney fees contractual or statutory

Interest after date of charge off. How do I answer this correctly? Thanks

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Sep 21, 2021

Much more info is needed to answer your question. Are you seeking attorney fees?

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1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Personal Injury for Ohio on
Q: Bit by dog at work, owner never filed report to police. Been 6 days and no vaccination records even. Should I sue?

Bite happened on the job. They didn’t think I needed to go to the hospital so I took myself the next morning for tetanus shot and got antibiotics. Work didn’t even contact the owner for 3 days to discuss attack. Been over 6 days and I have no vaccination records, no doctor bills paid and am... Read more »

Michael Lewis Eisner
Michael Lewis Eisner answered on Sep 20, 2021

You pose a very interesting question. The claims against your employer would be limited to workers' compensation. You can open a claim on the Ohio BWC website. However, the owner, keeper and/or harborer of the dog has strict liability. The only defenses are teasing and tormenting the dog... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Ohio on
Q: Divorce Everything has been settled between us. Do i still have to list of bills /property for the court system
Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Sep 20, 2021

The divorce process requires both spouses to file the required affidavits of property and income with the court and provide copies to each other. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local divorce attorney to advise you.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Ohio on
Q: I bought a house 3 years ago. There was no disclosure at closing that a in ground pool was buried in yard. I now have

a sink hole in the yard where the pool was. What can I do? Are there legal avenues to take?

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Sep 20, 2021

If the seller had removed the pool, and there were no problems, there might have been no duty to disclose it. Find out the cost to correct to the sinkhole problem, then use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local real estate litigation attorney to review all the facts and advise you what action... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Ohio on
Q: I have a joint custody agreement with my ex-husband but I would like to move 5 hours away. Can I legally do this

I would work out items with him directly but want to make sure I have rights

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Sep 20, 2021

You must notify the court of your potential change of address. The custody agreement will need changes that must be approved by the court, and the court can hold a hearing if you and your ex cannot agree. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local family law attorney to review the situation and... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Probate for Ohio on
Q: cuyahoga county ohio Probate no will filing to become admin and a bond has been requested

only asset is home and only sibling has no interest in property. Have been advised to do quick claim deed at end but am wondering why not advised to do a disclaimer or renunciation now as would this not require bond?

Andrew Popp
Andrew Popp answered on Sep 20, 2021

Disclaimers do not avoid probate. A disclaimer means that the heir who is disclaiming is deemed to have predeceased the person that he or she is inheriting from. The next person set to inherit under Ohio's Rule of descent and distribution would then inherit the property.

I take it...
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