I live in ohio, am a navy vet, and have a lawyer who will represent me in court. He has said that I do not have to show up, and that we will plead not guilty. Is this a good move and should I show up? I also have not signed a contract with him. Should I get a contract?
MOST COURTS IN OHIO ACCEPT FAXED OR E-MAIL NOT GUILTY PLEAS FROM ATTORNEYS. IT AVOIDS WASTING THE ATTORNEYS TIME SHOWING UP AT AN ARRAIGNMENT WHERE NOTHING REALLY GETS DONE OTHER THAN A PLEA ENTERED AND A JUDGE ASSIGNED.
My friend has been arrested and charged with three counts of m1 child endangerment, f3 child endangerment and f1 involuntary manslaughter. Like every other day she had to go to work and her fiancé was getting off work in a few hours so she had her 17 year old brother watch her twin 2 year old boys... Read more »
IT IS HARD FOR ME TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTION. I WOULD NEED MORE FACTS. HOWEVER, YOUR FRIEND, THE MOTHER OF THE CHILDREN, IS THE CUSTODIAN AND GUARDIAN OF THE MINOR CHILDREN. SHE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE WELL BEING OF THOSE CHILDREN. SHOULD SHE PUT THOSE CHILDREN IN HARM'S WAY, SHE IS CRIMINALLY...Read more »
My boyfriend/father of my child was pulled over earlier by a state trooper here in Ohio. He is on probation until August of this year for Domestic violence and unlawful restraint. He got a ticket for no seatbelt and driving under suspension. He also does not have car insurance which they will find... Read more »
HE IS LOOKING AT BEING CHARGED WITH DUS. DEPENDING ON THE TYPE OF DUS HE IS CHARGED WITH, SOME ARE MISDEMEANORS OF THE FIRST DEGREE AND CARRY A POTENTIAL PENALTY OF UP TO A $1,000.00 FINE AND UP TO 180 DAYS JAIL. HOWEVER, SOME ARE UNCLASSIFIED MISDEMEANORS, AND THEY CARRY UP TO A $1,000.00...Read more »
I helped my wife start a company and completely carried it financially from my wages. The company was in her name solely as an llc. We live in a communicative property state (Ohio). The company has recently got to where it has the connections and is begging to gain contracts and become profitable.... Read more »
Of course. She has dissipated a marital asset. I would look into the transfer because it appears to be fraudulent and in anticipation of the divorce filing. I would also find a good lawyer to represent you and a good business appraiser in order to appraise the business.
He was stopped for going left of center and was caught with drug paraphernalia and a warrant in Arizona and a bond was placed on him. Arizona does not want to extradite. There are no charges or indictment. The judge needs to be made aware that he needs to drop the bond so he can be released.... Read more »
BEING CHARGED WITH A CRIME IS DIFFERENT THAN BEING FOUND GUILTY. IF THE POLICE BELIEVE THEY HAVE PROBABLE CAUSE, THEY CAN CHARGE YOU WITH A CRIME. PROBABLE CAUSE TO ARREST IS A LOWER STANDARD THAN BEYOND A REASONABLE DOUBT, WHICH IS THE BURDEN OF PROOF THAT A PROSECUTOR WOULD NEED TO MEET IN...Read more »
WELL, DEPENDING ON THE CHARGE, FORGERY IS USUALLY A FELONY OF THE FIFTH DEGREE, FOURTH DEGREE OR THIRD DEGRESS. A FIFTH DEGREE FELONY IS PUNISHABLE BY UP TO 12 MONTHS JAIL AND $2500.00 FINE. A FOURTH DEGREE FELONEY IS PUNISHABLE BY UP TO 18 MONTHS JAIL AND $5,000.00 FINE. THERE IS NO MANDATORY...Read more »
IF YOUR ELIGIBLE FOR EXPUNGEMENT OF THE WEAPONS CHARGE, THEN YOUR ABILITY TO GET A FIREARM WILL DEPEND UPON WHAT ELSE YOU HAVE ON YOUR RECORD AND WHETHER YOU WILL CLEAR A "BRADY" CHECK. I BELIEVE YOU STAND A GOOD CHANCE. I AM NOT SURE IF AN APPLICATION TO OBTAIN A FIREARM HAS ANY QUESTION THAT...Read more »
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 »
A HIGH END IS ALWAYS MORE DIFFICULT TO REDUCE. THE BEST WAY TO FIGHT IT IS IF YOU HAVE AN ISSUE SUCH AS REASONABLE SUSPICION FOR THE STOP OR PROBABLE CAUSE FOR THE ARREST. ALSO, WERE THERE FIELD SOBRIETY TESTS AND DID THE OFFICER EXECUTE THE INSTRUCTIONS ACCORDING TO THE NHTSA MANUAL....Read more »
THERE ARE A LOT OF FACTORS. MOST COUNTIES HAVE A BOND COMMISSIONER WHO EVALUATES THE DEFENDANT AND DETERMINES WHAT THE BOND SHOULD BE. HE OR SHE LOOKS AT MANY THINGS SUCH A PRIOR CRIMINAL HISTORY AND THE SEVERITY OF THE CURRENT CHARGE, AMONG OTHER FACTORS.
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 »
THERE ARE A LOT OF FACTORS TO CONSIDER WHETHER YOU ARE ELIGIBLE FOR A REDUCTION. DID YOU BLOW? IF SO, HOW HIGH? DID YOU REFUSE? HOW DID YOU DO ON THE FIELD SOBRIETY TESTS? WHAT WAS THE REASON FOR THE STOP?
IN ADDITION, THE COURT YOU ARE IN IS ALSO A FACTOR.
FIRST OFF, GIVE NO VERBAL OR ORAL STATEMENTS. IF YOU ARE INDICTED, FIND OUT WHAT THEY HAVE FIRST BEFORE YOU SET UP YOUR DEFENSE. OBTAIN COUNSEL TO DO THIS. BEFORE YOU START ARGUING YOUR CASE, FIND OUT WHAT THEY HAVE. THINK OF THIS AS A POKER MATCH, WOULDN'T YOU LIKE TO KNOW WHAT YOUR OPPONENT...Read more »
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