Questions Answered by Dimitrios Makridis

Q: How do I file a bond reduction, ?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on
Answered on Apr 22, 2019
Dimitrios Makridis' answer
Hire a lawyer to approach the judge and ask for a bond reduction.

Q: First OVI, high-tier misdemeanor, no history drugs or alcohol, no criminal record, any way to reach a plea agreement?

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on
Answered on Jan 31, 2019
Dimitrios Makridis' answer
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 probable cause to arrest you), the prosecutor's view of the facts of the case, and many other factors. An experienced DUI lawyer can assess the facts of your case and decide whether it might be a...

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

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on
Answered on Jan 29, 2019
Dimitrios Makridis' answer
Yes, you can get a new lawyer, and yes they can approach the prosecutor / judge to try and get the warrant set aside.

Q: First OVI, no criminal record, no history with alcohol or drugs, any way to plead to lesser charge?

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on
Answered on Jan 28, 2019
Dimitrios Makridis' answer
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.

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?

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI and Traffic Tickets for Ohio on
Answered on Jan 28, 2019
Dimitrios Makridis' answer
https://makridislaw.com/find-my-criminal-traffic-record/

Q: My son has been charged with underage drinking domestic violence and assault. Littering. Is he looking at jail time.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on
Answered on Jan 23, 2019
Dimitrios Makridis' answer
Your son needs to hire a criminal defense attorney asap.

Q: Is it legal in Ohio for a housing complex to Ban you for life from the property due to your past criminal record

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on
Answered on Jan 23, 2019
Dimitrios Makridis' answer
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 knowingly entering or remaining on property without privilege to do so. Criminal trespass generally ranges from a 4th degree misdemeanor (up to 30 days in jail, and a $250 fine) to a 1st degree misdemeanor...

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

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and DUI / DWI for Ohio on
Answered on Jan 21, 2019
Dimitrios Makridis' answer
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 receive a summons telling you to appear for an arraignment on the charge. Essentially, that is the start of your case. You should call an attorney immediately when that happens.

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

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on
Answered on Jan 3, 2019
Dimitrios Makridis' answer
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

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

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Car Accidents and Civil Litigation for Ohio on
Answered on Dec 27, 2018
Dimitrios Makridis' answer
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 the lawsuit requires out-of-state service OR the plaintiff has been a resident of that county for at least 90 days.

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

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on
Answered on Dec 19, 2018
Dimitrios Makridis' answer
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.

Q: Police questioning me after OBN investigator questioned me

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights and Criminal Law for Ohio on
Answered on Dec 17, 2018
Dimitrios Makridis' answer
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.

Q: Ohio open carry at 18

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on
Answered on Dec 17, 2018
Dimitrios Makridis' answer
https://www.morningjournal.com/news/ohio/law-you-can-use-what-you-should-know-about-firearms/article_f3e5c81c-6a5d-57f7-8f6f-e73a86939807.html

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

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on
Answered on Dec 8, 2018
Dimitrios Makridis' answer
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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