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1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Insurance Defense for Ohio on

Q: my dog bit a person walking along the side of my condo while they were on a tie out and i was sitting with them.

my dog bit a person walking along the side of my condo while they were on a tie out and i was sitting with them on my back patio. I am unable to view who is coming up alongside the condo and dogs started running towards person and my little dog bit the person because they were within the tie out... Read more »

Matthew Williams answered on Jun 26, 2019

And what is your question? Were you cited?

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Ohio on

Q: Can you get the death penalty for killing a dog

Matthew Williams answered on Jun 25, 2019

No.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on

Q: Hello , if i got caught with a gun in my car, i dont have a CCW And ive never been in trouble how much time am i facing

Matthew Williams answered on Jun 25, 2019

It depends how the case is charged, but it most likely a fourth degree felony charge for mishandling a firearm in a motor vehicle carrying up to 18 months.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on

Q: i have a case from 2016 2921.331 b failure to comply cleveland ohio and just now going to court july 10 has the law

changed to now on the time i could get and how much time in jail is it no won hurt also charged with dui

Matthew Williams answered on Jun 25, 2019

Failure to comply can be several different offense levels depending upon the nature of the actual offense. DUIs carry different sentences depending on how many of them you have. So it’s not possible to answer your question without more information.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on

Q: What does presumption of prison term mean in ohio

Matthew Williams answered on Jun 25, 2019

Certain offenses, felonies of the first and second degree mostly, carry a legal presumption that prison is the appropriate sentence. This means upon conviction the judge will impose a prison sentence unless presented with very compelling reasons and evidence not to.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on

Q: Detectives excuted a search warrant but I can't find the journal entry on my docket

Matthew Williams answered on Jun 25, 2019

Warrant returns often come back before the case is docketed at all. If the warrant was served after the case was docketed it should appear there and the matter can be raised with the court. But it’s largely immaterial. The important thing is to scrutinize the warrant affidavit for potential... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Probate for Ohio on

Q: Can a person get a copy of a court transcript in ohio if. On ask and medicaid

Matthew Williams answered on Jun 21, 2019

Anyone can order a transcript. If you’re hoping to get one at government expense, you need to file a motion with the court requesting that and explaining why you need it.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Ohio on

Q: I was arrested for a warrant for a traffic ticket no adults were left in the house state took custody.

Matthew Williams answered on Jun 18, 2019

You really ought to hire an attorney.

3 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law for Ohio on

Q: How long do I have to pursue seller for misrepresentation and fraud on property disclosure form ?

Seller 3/17 did not disclose any defects

Termite active infestation and buyers perceived significant steps to hide damage resulting in $40k+ repairs and treatment

Matthew Williams answered on Jun 18, 2019

You have 4 years to pursue a fraud claim, longer if you can show the fraud was the reason something wasn’t discovered sooner. But it’s clearly in your best interest to pursue something like this ASAP.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on

Q: How do you go about unsealing your records, when you have no criminal background?

Matthew Williams answered on Jun 18, 2019

If you have no criminal record, what could be unsealed? What type of records are you trying to get? We need some more information here because as stated, your question doesn’t make sense.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on

Q: Are mandatory sentences served first and then non mandatory?

Matthew Williams answered on Jun 16, 2019

Yes, mandatory sentences are generally served prior to and consecutively with non-mandatory time

1 Answer | Asked in Communications Law and Internet Law for Ohio on

Q: Can my ex drop telecommunication harassment. Me and her talked over everything and everything is fine now

I really need an answer

Matthew Williams answered on Jun 14, 2019

Your ex can talk to the prosecutor but at the end of the day it’s the prosecutor’s call whether or not to continue the prosecution.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Ohio on

Q: Can a cop give dus when no one was in the vehicle?

My truck was parked on side of the road helping with a broke down vehicle. I wasn't in it or seen driving it. Cop ran plates and saw suspended license. I was charged with driving under suspension. Will that stick in court? There was a licensed driver who could have been driving.

Matthew Williams answered on Jun 11, 2019

That’s not a great case for the state especially if there was a second driver on scene who could have been driving you truck. I wouldn’t be surprised if the officer’s version of events is different from yours.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on

Q: In Ohio can you get a 30 yr old conviction of Att Burglary Agg. Felony 3rd degree expunged, cleared or deleted

No injury to property or person

No other charges or problems within the 30 yrs & awarded a citizens award by mayor for saving people’s lives?

Matthew Williams answered on Jun 11, 2019

It cannot be sealed. The offense is not eligible. You could apply for a pardon but those are long shots.

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law for Ohio on

Q: Hello. If someone is arrested on two different warrants from the same county but one n juvinile and one n common pleas,

If they're taking n front of the common pleas judge and he sets bond and the clerk and bondsman say that paying the bond will get her released is this possible? Doesn't felony trump the rest

Matthew Williams answered on Jun 11, 2019

As long as bond is posted on both cases, yes.

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law for Ohio on

Q: Can a common pleas judge set bond on a felony case and a juvenile court case in the same county

Matthew Williams answered on Jun 11, 2019

The juvenile court is a division of the court of common pleas. Generally, there are judges dedicated to juvenile and the circumstances in which an adult court judge might set a bond in a juvenile matter are limited but they have the authority to do so.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law and Domestic Violence for Ohio on

Q: 1 dv charge husband plead not guilty but requested no court appointed lawyer can't afford his own ?

my husband and i got into an argument it was loud out of control the police was called to get order but the police took my husband because the way he was speaking and charged him with dv even when i stated he not a threat and i do not want to press charges now he has a tpo and a dv pending the... Read more »

Matthew Williams answered on Jun 10, 2019

He really ought to either hire an attorney or ask the court to appoint one.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on

Q: charge with criminal damage 7909.06a1 need help with this don't know out come

Matthew Williams answered on Jun 7, 2019

We don't know the outcome either based on the very limited facts you've given here. You should consult an attorney privately.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on

Q: failed to scan all grocery items at Walmart. $80. I thought I had scanned all items.

Have court date June 20th. I am 71 yrs old need help.

Matthew Williams answered on Jun 7, 2019

You really ought to hire an attorney for this.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on

Q: so i got into a fight with a 53 year old im 17 he hit me and i swung back now the courts wanna charge me 2 weeks after

i was assaulted by a 53 year old im 17 he attacked me and i hit back isnt it a felony offense to hit a minor? even to swing at a minor then 2 weeks later i go to court and they wanna charge me with assault can anyone explain this to me???

Matthew Williams answered on May 29, 2019

I suspect he went to the police and told them you started it. You should get a lawyer.

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