Questions Answered by Matthew Williams

Q: I got a ticket for 76 in a 65 on I 80 in Girard. I have a CDL. Can the ticket be amended to a non moving violation?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Ohio on
Answered on Apr 19, 2019
Matthew Williams' answer
It can be. Whether or not that will happen depends on discussion between you or your lawyer and the prosecutor. Your best chance is to hire a local attorney.

Q: how long does a speeding offense stay on your record

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Ohio on
Answered on Apr 19, 2019
Matthew Williams' answer
Forever. The points fall off after a couple years but the fact of the conviction is never erased.

Q: How does this case look for the defendant James

1 Answer | Asked in Trademark for Ohio on
Answered on Apr 18, 2019
Matthew Williams' answer
There’s nowhere near enough information in this question for anyone to answer it intelligently.

Q: Hi sorry how much it will cost from start to finish to do dna paternity test to establish if a child is my sons or not,,

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Ohio on
Answered on Apr 18, 2019
Matthew Williams' answer
There’s no way to quote an accurate figure here without being a local attorney who knows whether there will be a fight about the test, and who the judge would be to resolve such a fight. Obviously, if everyone is willing to have the test performed, it will be a lot cheaper than fighting about it.

Q: after getting a bail bond a week later my son was arrested on same charge and bail was increased am I still responsible

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on
Answered on Apr 16, 2019
Matthew Williams' answer
Yes. Your contract with the bondsman is you pay them and they get him out. They did that. It’s not their fault he went right back in. Folks are often in hurry to get out, but you’re money is better spent on a lawyer than a bondsman.

Q: Is $350,000 an excessive Bond amount for a contempt of court charge

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on
Answered on Apr 16, 2019
Matthew Williams' answer
It really depends upon the circumstances.

Q: Do you know how much it will cost from beginning to end to do this?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Ohio on
Answered on Apr 16, 2019
Matthew Williams' answer
That depends upon what “this” is. You haven’t said.

Q: Ive lived in a home i rent with a detached garage.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Ohio on
Answered on Apr 16, 2019
Matthew Williams' answer
There’s no question here.

Q: If my liciense are suspended and i have a warrant how can i get the block off completly

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Ohio on
Answered on Apr 16, 2019
Matthew Williams' answer
One way or another the warrant needs to be lifted and the ticket dealt with. An attorney can certainly streamline the process.

Q: Can you be arrested for window tint? Which includes prior multiple minor misdemeanors for window tint due to no removal

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on
Answered on Apr 14, 2019
Matthew Williams' answer
If the charge itself is a minor misdemeanor, you can be arrested on it. But many offense become a higher level that would permit arrest after multiple offense. Also, you could be arrested for contempt of court if a judge ordered the tint removed.

Q: Can a judge order a search warrant for a differnt state? And can a search warrant be issued for a person?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on
Answered on Apr 14, 2019
Matthew Williams' answer
They’ll just issue a warrant if you don’t show up.

Q: : How can you get a dna paternity test order , my sons ex girl friend says it’s his child but will not let him see her??

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Ohio on
Answered on Apr 13, 2019
Matthew Williams' answer
You can file a paternity lawsuit in court seeking an order for DNA testing. But beware, once paternity is established, she can get support, and back support, and contribution to medical expenses from the birth.

Q: Can a judge sentence a person to a rehab facility that the judge owns part of?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on
Answered on Apr 13, 2019
Matthew Williams' answer
That sounds like a terribly difficult ethics question. You can check with Board of Professional Conduct in Columbus to see if there is an opinion on the matter. Their number is 614- 387-9370. It’s not a question for a short Internet forum.

Q: My sister is being charged with smuggling drugs into a prison and is in Richland County Jail. Her arraignment is on Tue

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on
Answered on Apr 13, 2019
Matthew Williams' answer
Illegal conveyance is a serious crime. Her bond could be lowered. Anything’s possible. But I wouldn’t count on it. You need to speak privately with some attorneys regarding fees since they vary considerably from lawyer to lawyer and market to market. But it will be several thousand dollars at a minimum.

Q: What can I do to prove either my parents or someone is behind me being accused and investigated for molestation?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on
Answered on Apr 11, 2019
Matthew Williams' answer
You should probably be discussing this in private with a defense attorney, not on the internet.

Q: I have a pending case of a misdemeanor 1 misuse of credit cards bout I have a felony if that on my record already

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on
Answered on Apr 11, 2019
Matthew Williams' answer
The level of offense for misuse of credit cards is governed by the amount of money involved and the nature of victim, not previous convictions. If the amount of money involved is over $1,000 or the victim is elderly or disabled, the offense is a felony. If not, it’s a first degree misdemeanor. You should hire an attorney.

Q: Is it possible to have benefits from a situation like this? A friend of mine its not a US citizien

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Ohio on
Answered on Apr 9, 2019
Matthew Williams' answer
It’s really unclear what you’re asking. It’s possible for these people to get arrested, go to jail, and get deported. I wouldn’t describe any of those as benefits.

Q: Ohio police report to a possible drug overdose I was told by Sydney pd to report to recovery services with in 30 days or

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on
Answered on Apr 9, 2019
Matthew Williams' answer
It’s sound like they’re giving you a chance to take advantage of the Good Samaritan provision in Ohio’s drug law that says you and the person who called on your behalf won’t be charged if you go to treatment within 30 days. They would charge you with either drug abuse, or possession, or both. Your PRC officer may not care whether or not you’re charged.

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