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Q: Can the alleged victim drop a protection order in place for domestic violence
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Dimitrios Makridis answered on Mar 16, 2020

Yes. See attached article for a better understanding of protection orders in Ohio... https://makridislaw.com/understanding-protection-orders-in-ohio/

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Q: If I went to pre trial pled guilty but have to go back for sentencing can I withdraw my plea felony 4
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Dimitrios Makridis answered on Feb 3, 2020

Depends. Talk to your lawyer.

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Q: When trying to gain employment with a felony, when does the 5 yr begin, when indicted or convicted.
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Dimitrios Makridis answered on Jan 30, 2020

When can I apply for expungement?

1 felony = 3 years from the date the case is closed;

2 felonies = 4 years from the date the case is close;

3, 4, or 5 felonies = 5 years from the date the case is closed.

"The date the case is closed" is the date you finish:...
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1 Answer | Asked in Education Law and Personal Injury for Ohio on
Q: My 11yr old son came home from school Thursday telling me that the teacher/councilor locked him in a room

Wouldn't let him out he was terrified so he wrote SOS on paper and held it up to the window they also called the police on him all this for just getting a attitude.

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Dimitrios Makridis answered on Jan 15, 2020

Give Albeit Weiker (in Columbus, Ohio) a call. Best education lawyers I know. http://www.awlawohio.com/

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Q: If I have a warrant for a probation violation what’s the chances of me getting sent to prison
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Dimitrios Makridis answered on Jan 14, 2020

You haven't provided enough information to answer this question. You need to hire a criminal defense attorney near you who is familiar with your judges, courtrooms, etc. They will be able to give you an idea of what you are realistically looking at.

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Q: Am I eligible for expungement/sealed on my record for theft 1st degree misdemeanor?

I have 2 prior convictions in same state of OH which are DUIs and I know can't be sealed. I also have a resisting arrest misdemeanor in state of KY.

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Dimitrios Makridis answered on Jan 14, 2020

Based on having just those prior convictions on your record, you would be an eligible offender for purposes of expungement for the theft.

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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 »

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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

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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.

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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?

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Dimitrios Makridis answered on Nov 26, 2019

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

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Q: Can police have a drug dog search your car during a traffic stop without your consent
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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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 »

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Dimitrios Makridis answered on Apr 22, 2019

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

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