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Q: If gps is placed in a package where police do a controlled delivery, do they need to get a warrant to use that tracker
Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams
answered on Nov 17, 2022

Warrants are usually obtained in these situations, yes. But whether they are legally required is a fact specific inquiry because only certain people can assert a legitimate privacy interest in a parcel. If you have been charged with an offense, you should hire an attorney to investigate all the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets, Federal Crimes and Municipal Law for Ohio on
Q: My son had a case which ended up getting dismissed. Now, 2yrs later they have indicted him for it. (F4 handling firearm)

They issued a warrant but told him over the phone he just needs to come to the court to receive the indictment and set a court date and he won't be arrested at that time, is this true or a trick? Also, what should he do concerning going forward with the charge/indictment? The case was closed,... Read more »

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams
answered on Nov 10, 2022

Your son should hire a local defense attorney and follow his or her advice. The statute of limitations on a felony charge is 6 years so while 2 seems like a long time, it is far from being precluded.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Ohio on
Q: Is a warrant needed to put gps in controlled delivery package to watch where the package goes?
Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams
answered on Oct 24, 2022

These cases are fact specific because only certain people can claim a legitimate privacy interest in a package, but anticipatory search warrants are often obtained to place GPS devices into packages that are sent out for controlled delivery.

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Q: fed inmate is serving 5yrmin. 1 old charge is W.U.D. would his points/minsent- change cuz bill passed felons can own gun

If a federal inmate is serving a 5 year min for non violent drug charges. Because of the new bill passing that felons can carry guns, would his level (points) go down which would make his mandatory minimum go down which could get him a lower sentence? (He has a weapons under disability felony. Time... Read more »

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams
answered on Jun 28, 2022

There is no new bill passing allowing felons to carry guns, and even if there were, it is unlikely to impact your friend's case, which it sounds like has already been decided.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Federal Crimes and Sexual Harassment for Ohio on
Q: Hi, I know that this is a big question, but what is the statute of limitation for Childhood sexual abuse?

It happened in Ohio, but I live in Kansas now. There are also other witnesses to what happened to me. He also showed me C.P. as I was told by 2 key witnesses... This was my grandfather that did this to me

Raquel Ann Parish
Raquel Ann Parish
answered on Apr 19, 2022

Pursuant to Ohio Revised Code 2305.111 (C) An action for assault or battery brought by a victim of childhood sexual abuse based on childhood sexual abuse, or an action brought by a victim of childhood sexual abuse asserting any claim resulting from childhood sexual abuse, shall be brought within... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Ohio on
Q: What happens if ur not Mirandized and warrant and parole officer were called/issued hours after being booked?

They are serious drug charges and this is his 4th time around but that shouldn't matter, I'm thinking that's what Miranda rights are to be read is so people remember their rights.

Richard W. Noel
Richard W. Noel
answered on Mar 15, 2022

If a person isn't properly Mirandized, an attorney can argue to have any statements made during the questioning suppressed. That's not the same as a dismissal. If a person is on parole, they have a much less diminished expectation of privacy when it comes to searches. Finally, warrants... Read more »

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Q: my boyfriend is in primary state custody. he is getting sentenced by the feds on the 9th and then sentenced by the state

the state is willing to run their time concurrent to the feds. how do we make sure he does his time in the feds

Patrick DiChiro
Patrick DiChiro
answered on Jan 29, 2022

The prisons will work this matter out. But it’s most likely he will do his federal time first in any state time will run concurrent with that. If he has additional state time after his federal time then he will go to state prison if not he will be straight released from federal prison.

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Q: me and the mother of my children got into a altercation and I shot the ground. What am I looking at? Probation?

I was just mad and angry. I would never hurt her. Gun was never pointed at her. What I did was wrong and I know that but I was never intending to use it on her at all.

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams
answered on Jan 27, 2022

You need to get a lawyer. Depending on how they charge this it could be very serious and gun specifications carry mandatory prison time. Anytime you use a gun during the commission of an offense the risk of being sent to prison is pretty high.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law, Banking and Federal Crimes for Ohio on
Q: Am I in a legal obligation to give the money back

The other day I went and made a withdrawal from Checksmart and the woman who did my transaction gave me $675 and then gave me a receipt with my transaction my old amount my transaction amount and my new balance. After that she gave me the $675 in cash and when I got home she called me and told me... Read more »

Andrew Popp
Andrew Popp
answered on Aug 31, 2021

Yes, you have an obligation to return the money.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Ohio on
Q: Hello, have you heard of "federal grants" being applied for on facebook?

Facebook? Require a delivery fee of 2000.00 deposit via bitcoin atm and will give me a grant check, how do I check the validity

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams
answered on Jun 26, 2021

That’s a scam.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Ohio on
Q: Does a conviction under 21 U.S.C. §§ 843(a)(3) and 846 disqualify one from gun ownership?

In Case No. 1:12-CR-043(5) in the Southern District of Ohio, a plea agreement was accepted that in exchange for a guilty plea to the above charge, the Government would take no position on sentencing. An initial sentence of 6 months incarceration was vacated by the Sixth Circuit when the Government... Read more »

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams
answered on Jun 24, 2021

That is a disabling conviction, yes. And under the current state of things, a pardon would be it. There is a law providing for application to the ATF for relief, but congress has never funded processing of such applications.

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes for Ohio on
Q: So I got a ccw on me in my po put a warrant out for Crystal meth n I'm 17 going on to 18 would they drop it when I'm 18?

But my lawyer dropped one if the charges down to a misdemeanor

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams
answered on May 19, 2021

No, it will get worse when you’re an adult. Deal with it now as a juvenile.

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Q: What is ohio code for v2k
Andrew Popp
Andrew Popp
answered on Apr 28, 2021

v2k could stand for a few different things. In order to provide a proper answer, can you rephrase the question?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Ohio on
Q: I did get a payday loan and was not able to pay it, is that fraud?
Nicholas P. Weiss
Nicholas P. Weiss
answered on Mar 12, 2021

No.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Federal Crimes for Ohio on
Q: i am a highschool student who is trying to better understand the McClesky v. Kemp case that i was given by my tea

how did they come to the conclusion of the death penalty? And if a man can get the death penalty by killing a police officer while resisting lawful arrest bc they were involved in an armed robbery, then why don't serial killers get sentenced to death as well?

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams
answered on Feb 25, 2021

In order to impose death as a penalty, juries are typically called upon to consider aggravating factors--things that made the crime worse--and mitigating factors--things that made it better--as compared to similar offenses. These come in two basic varieties: (1) facts from the offense itself, and... Read more »

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Q: Can i sue someone who scammed me if i have their phone number thats active

Scammed me out of my cashapp account which is a checking account

Hunter G. Cavell
Hunter G. Cavell
answered on Feb 2, 2021

You would likely need to hire a private investigator to track down the person. The private investigator should also discover if the person and/or company you need to sue is collectible, because if you win a judgment but the defendant has no money, then you would have thrown good money after bad.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Ohio on
Q: How can i get my case off public records
Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams
answered on Nov 28, 2020

If it’s an eligible conviction, you can apply to seal the record. Speak privately with an attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Ohio on
Q: Can Carrying concealed weapon charge be lessened to something else or dismissed
Hunter G. Cavell
Hunter G. Cavell
answered on Jul 9, 2020

Talk to a criminal defense attorney. This will depend on the circumstances, the prosecutor, and the judge. There is no one-size-fits-all answer here.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Ohio on
Q: Can Carrying concealed weapon F4 charge be reduced or dismissed
Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams
answered on Jul 5, 2020

Any charge can be reduced or dismissed. The question is will it be, and that depends upon the facts and the work of an attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Identity Theft for Ohio on
Q: my x commited credit card theft while I was in the store with him!

He told me he was buying us clothes because I was pregnant at the time! The second time he did it he stole my card out my mail box that had 500$ on it! And told me he still had my card with the money on it he just grabbed it for me he said well we went to the same place went shopping for our baby... Read more »

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams
answered on Jun 15, 2020

You haven't asked a question, but you really ought to hire an attorney.

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