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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.

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 answered on Jun 5, 2019

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

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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 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 »

Dimitrios Makridis answered on Apr 22, 2019

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

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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 »

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 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.

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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 »

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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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 answered on Jan 28, 2019

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

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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 answered on Jan 23, 2019

Your son needs to hire a criminal defense attorney asap.

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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 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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Q: It has been 1 year since arrested for ovi & drug possess. Ovi is over still nothing about the drugs

Arrested taken to jail then they just let me go home. I haven’t heard one word about the drug possession. What and when can I expect to go to court

Dimitrios Makridis answered on Jan 21, 2019

The drug possession can be presented to a grand jury at any time within the statute of limitations. Depending on what / how much was found, it can take years. When the prosecutor presents your case to the grand jury, the grand jury can (and will likely) find probable cause to indict you. You will... Read more »

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Q: Do I have any rights to my husband's criminal case? Am I able to obtain his confession?

Dimitrios Makridis answered on Jan 3, 2019

Please see the attached link for answers to Marsy's law FAQ's... https://ocvjc.org/marsys-law/webinar?utm_source=Active+Contacts&utm_campaign=9b5ab87f05-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_03_07&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_9216724637-9b5ab87f05-216967257

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Q: I got injured in a car accident in Ohio but I was visiting there from Kentucky. Do I still have to go through court

there or can I file in Lexington?

Dimitrios Makridis answered on Dec 27, 2018

Typically, a lawsuit is filed where the defendant (1) resides; (2) has a principal place of business; (3) conducted activity giving rise to the claim; or (4) where all or part of the claim took place (i.e. where the accident took place). However, a lawsuit can be filed where a plaintiff resides, IF... Read more »

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Q: When can I get a misdemeanor of Unathorized Use of Property expunged or sealed? I was not put on any probation.

Dimitrios Makridis answered on Dec 19, 2018

1 year from the date the case is "closed" (meaning the date you got out of jail and/or paid all fines, costs, and restitution.

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights and Criminal Law for Ohio on

Q: Police questioning me after OBN investigator questioned me

A false allegation was made against me by my former employer. Board of nursing investigator interviewed me a few months after, now the local police are questioning me. What is this all about and what should I do?

Dimitrios Makridis answered on Dec 17, 2018

It is very difficult to answer your questions without knowing the specifics. You should retain a criminal defense and have a private discussion as soon as possible.

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Q: Ohio open carry at 18

I’m currently 18 years old living in Ohio I recently moved out and received a pistol as a moving out Gift , I’ve been wanting to carry for protection but the only way I could is if I open carried is this ok ? This is a right isn’t it.

Dimitrios Makridis answered on Dec 17, 2018

https://www.morningjournal.com/news/ohio/law-you-can-use-what-you-should-know-about-firearms/article_f3e5c81c-6a5d-57f7-8f6f-e73a86939807.html

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Q: Hello, I got arrested for having marijuana in my mobile home and was found guilty but they would not show me the video.

I have ask to see the video but they will not show it to me

Dimitrios Makridis answered on Dec 8, 2018

Did you hire a lawyer? If so, ask your lawyer for a copy of the video. If not, typically you need to file a written demand for discovery with the court.

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