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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on
Q: could I be charged for disorderly conduct when my father came into my house unwelcome and assaulted me with my own weapo

At my fathers I over heard my 5 y.o did something he shouldn’t have My father told him “if you ever do that to me I’ll punch you in the f*****g head” I came out said nothing & packed up to leave My son kept bringing up what had been said to him so my fiancé texted him a few days later... Read more »

Dimitrios Makridis
Dimitrios Makridis answered on Dec 9, 2019

Did you call the police? I would call and report it, if you haven't already. If you are charged with something (doubtful if you haven't been charged yet), I would hire a criminal defense attorney at that time.

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Q: I'm 17 and live in Columbus ,Ohio.I got in a fight with a family friend and he physically abused me naked. What do I do?

I was in the shower playing music when I heard knocking and yelling on the door. So I got out of the shower and I opened the door I seen my cousin. I asked my cousin and she said (friend) knocked. I told him to wait and them slammed the room door, then returned to the bathroom(3 people were in the... Read more »

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Dimitrios Makridis answered on Dec 6, 2019

You can go to the intake office at 375 S. High St., 7th floor, Columbus, OH 43215 to file a complaint. An intake officer will interview you, collect all evidence necessary, and then a prosecutor will review the evidence and determine whether there is probable cause to file charges. Because you are... Read more »

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Q: My son was picked up by a women who had her child with her. He purchased drugs from her. They got pulled over ,searched

She was told to tell whos drug it was she was free to go. She blamed my son . They arrested him . With a juvenile spec. What can he do

Dimitrios Makridis
Dimitrios Makridis answered on Dec 3, 2019

Hire a lawyer

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Ohio on
Q: Can I be charged with obstruction if I refuse to exit my car at a dui checkpoint

They busted out my window and arrested me without reading me my rights and when I asked why I was being arrested I was told obstruction I asked obstruction of what and was told that they didn't have to explain anything to me I asked for a supervisor and never was allowed to speak with one even... Read more »

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Dimitrios Makridis answered on Dec 1, 2019

You need to hire an OVI defense attorney asap.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on
Q: I read revised code 2921.31 but I still do not understand. Can you explain it in plainly to me please? my son can't work

My son is not able to get a job based on what he did on his 18th birthday in 2018. He has on his record revised code: 2921.31 and revised code: 2917.11 No one will hire him because of this. What can be done so that he can finally get a job?

Dimitrios Makridis
Dimitrios Makridis answered on Nov 26, 2019

He needs to speak with a lawyer about getting the convictions expunged.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on
Q: Can police have a drug dog search your car during a traffic stop without your consent
Dimitrios Makridis
Dimitrios Makridis answered on Nov 26, 2019

The short answer is yes, but the particular facts of the case matter. You need to hire a criminal defense attorney asap.

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Ohio on
Q: What is the process when you have a fall at the grocery store due to negligence on their part

The cart Corral fell over and I fell with it also causing my baby to flip over in the cart upside in the car seat. I went to the emergency room and i pulled my back and have muscle spasms. What can I do further?

Dimitrios Makridis
Dimitrios Makridis answered on Nov 26, 2019

The store would not be liable if the carts were improperly stacked by customers and not the store employees. However, it may be liable if they neglected to correct the recurring problem with the cart corral, or if they knew there was a problem at this particular time and they ignored it. You need... Read more »

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Q: I’m being charged with a d.v. M1. I never been in trouble can I get it reduced or lowered?

My son also witnessed and made a statement about the altercation between my daughter and I. I did have her in a chokehold to restrain her and calm her down and it left a bruise on her neck!!!! But she lied about it made them think I strangled her!! I didn’t and now they just think I’m an... Read more »

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Dimitrios Makridis answered on Nov 24, 2019

You need to hire a criminal defense attorney asap.

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Probate for Ohio on
Q: Can cops pick me up for a warrant I have as I walk out of mental heath facility after being released?
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Dimitrios Makridis answered on Nov 20, 2019

An active warrant can be resolved by (1) appearing in front of a judge and trying to get it set aside, (2) turning yourself in, or (3) getting picked up on it, so the answer to your question is yes.

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for Ohio on
Q: I had my right knee replaced in Mansfield. My knee replacement was installed improper and had to have it re-replaced.

My knee was installed at Mansfield Hospital it was installed at a 12 deg angle.

Dimitrios Makridis
Dimitrios Makridis answered on Nov 20, 2019

You have not asked a question. If your question is whether you can go after the person who improperly installed your knee replacement, I would suggest going to see a medical malpractice lawyer asap.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on
Q: My ex husband beat me and broke my eye/nose while I have a warrant. Can I pursue charges after the warrant is gone

I have a child support warrant but not for the child I have with him. I have full custody of that child.

Dimitrios Makridis
Dimitrios Makridis answered on Jun 18, 2019

You are the victim of a crime. You can pursue charges now. The longer you wait, the less credible your complaint becomes.

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Q: On June 1 I forgot to scan some grocery items at Walmart . I was told it totaled $80.

I thought scanning myself would be quicker then waiting in line. There were associates in the area which could of offered help since my cart was full and I was struggling to to scan everything. I am 71 years old like to think I can handle things, but appreciate help.

Dimitrios Makridis
Dimitrios Makridis answered on Jun 5, 2019

You need to retain a criminal defense attorney to help you with this matter.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Employment Law for Ohio on
Q: Employment

Hi, I made a mistake of trying to leave the store without paying for merchandise. I qualified for a diversion program. I wanted to know, since I will be doing the program, if I apply for a job now, will I have a conviction on my record or am I safe to answer no to the conviction question?

Dimitrios Makridis
Dimitrios Makridis answered on Jun 3, 2019

You should not have a conviction on your record if you completed diversion. You can be sure by searching online for your case in the court you were charged. You should also make sure the question asks whether you were "convicted" or "charged" and answer accordingly.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on
Q: How do I file a bond reduction, ?

My son is being held in jail since March 21. Charged with 2counts of possession, his bond was set for $10000. They have teased him about getting out on. OR. but it hasn't happened yet. I don't have the money to pay his bond, a friend of mine suggests the bond reduction an I don't know how to go... Read more »

Dimitrios Makridis
Dimitrios Makridis answered on Apr 22, 2019

Hire a lawyer to approach the judge and ask for a bond reduction.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on
Q: First OVI, high-tier misdemeanor, no history drugs or alcohol, no criminal record, any way to reach a plea agreement?

Just wondered what you thought my chances of reaching a plea agreement or reduction agreement or some other sort of deal with prosecutors would be even if its a 'high-tier' offense (since I've never ever been in any sort of trouble) I'm just very unfamiliar with this whole situation. I don't know... Read more »

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Dimitrios Makridis answered on Jan 31, 2019

There are a number of different factors that dictate whether it might be a possibility: the facts of the case (including how you performed / acted on the video, the reason for the stop, how the officer conducted his / her investigation, how you performed on the tests, and whether the officer had... Read more »

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Q: Can you fire your public defender if he never returned your call and didn't help at all an now have a warrant can I get

Different public defender an can they get the warrant to go away an get a new court date

Dimitrios Makridis
Dimitrios Makridis answered on Jan 29, 2019

Yes, you can get a new lawyer, and yes they can approach the prosecutor / judge to try and get the warrant set aside.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on
Q: First OVI, no criminal record, no history with alcohol or drugs, any way to plead to lesser charge?

I willingly submitted to blow, I know it was high, just not exact and they pulled me over for a civilian call to police (not 911) for me going slightly over a center line but then the police just followed me for a bit without their lights on (so I didnt realize they were following me specifically)... Read more »

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Dimitrios Makridis answered on Jan 28, 2019

You need to speak to an experienced DUI / OVI lawyer in that area. There are many factors that determine whether a reduction will be offered by the prosecution.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI and Traffic Tickets for Ohio on
Q: Hello I'm trying to look my name up for previous court cases that I had. But I never attended. Anyway I can get help?

So I can start by taking the necessary steps to get back on track. Thank you.

Dimitrios Makridis
Dimitrios Makridis answered on Jan 28, 2019

https://makridislaw.com/find-my-criminal-traffic-record/

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on
Q: My son has been charged with underage drinking domestic violence and assault. Littering. Is he looking at jail time.

He is out on a alcohol tether. His girlfriend don’t want to press charges he is home with her. There were witnesses. But the witness statement wasn’t what his girlfriend explained. The witness said he hit her in the back of the head while trying to pull him off of her

Dimitrios Makridis
Dimitrios Makridis answered on Jan 23, 2019

Your son needs to hire a criminal defense attorney asap.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on
Q: Is it legal in Ohio for a housing complex to Ban you for life from the property due to your past criminal record
Dimitrios Makridis
Dimitrios Makridis answered on Jan 23, 2019

You cannot trespass on property that you knowingly are banned from. This ban must come from a person authorized to ban you, or who you believe was authorized. If you trespass knowing you are banned from property, there a few kinds of criminal trespass you can be charged with, which involve... Read more »

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