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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and White Collar Crime for Ohio on
Q: Will I have to do jail time for writing a bad check if I was unaware that I didn’t have the funds at the time?
Brian Joslyn
Brian Joslyn
answered on Sep 9, 2020

To be convicted of passing a bad check you must have intent. Under the Ohio Revised Code Section 2913.11, it states a person must have a “purpose to defraud” and must “know that it [the check] will be dishonored or knowing that a person has ordered or will stop order payment on the check.”... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI and Cannabis & Marijuana Law for Ohio on
Q: I was recently arrested for OWI in Ohio, does that mean my license is suspended?
Brian Joslyn
Brian Joslyn
answered on Sep 9, 2020

In the state of Ohio, your license is automatically suspended if you refused OVI testing or had a BAC reading of .08 or above. So, if you were arrested for OVI you should expect to receive notification relatively soon of your upcoming suspension. You do have 30 days after the initial appearance for... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI and Cannabis & Marijuana Law for Ohio on
Q: What can I do to fight a class 5 felony in Ohio? Police found less than a gram of meth amphetamine in my trunk.

I am from PA but was driving through Ohio. I stopped at a gas station and while pumping gas I found a strange package. I was unsure of what it was but my curiosity took over and i grabbed it, throwing it in the trunk of my car.

I was already driving with marijuana and marijuana... View More

Brian Joslyn
Brian Joslyn
answered on Feb 12, 2020

The fact that you don’t feel or behave as though you are inebriated outside the vehicle is irrelevant to what occurs when you are inside. Under Ohio law, to be operating a vehicle while impaired, you need not be driving, but merely sitting behind the wheel in a parked vehicle, in possession of... View More

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