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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on
Q: What does “absent with leave” mean in asking the county judicial/probate department about an inmate’s status?

Following an inmates judicial trial, in which she said she said she was going to be released into a re-entry program. I received a message stating she is absent with leave

Patrick DiChiro
Patrick DiChiro answered on Jan 27, 2019

WITHOUT KNOWING MORE, I BELIEVE THAT THE PERSON WAS NOT PRESENT IN COURT BUT HAD PERMISSION TO NOT BE PRESENT. THAT IS WHAT "LEAVE" MEANS. WITH PERMISSION OF THE COURT.

PAT

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on
Q: I was arraigned on a felony 2 bond set 10,000 indicted felony 3 bond 15,000 on same structure why did bond increase?
Patrick DiChiro
Patrick DiChiro answered on Jan 27, 2019

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.

IT IS POSSIBLE THAT IF YOU...
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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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Patrick DiChiro answered on Jan 27, 2019

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.

IT DOES HELP THAT IT...
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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.

Patrick DiChiro
Patrick DiChiro answered on Jan 27, 2019

YES. WE CAN DO THAT. CALL THE OFFICE AT 216-642-0424 ASK FOR ME OR MY LEGAL ASSISTANT JOHN. IF WE ARE NOT THERE WE WILL CALL BACK.

WE WILL LOOK THEM UP FOR YOU AND THEN YOU CAN DETERMINE WHAT YOU WANT TO DO AND IF YOU WANT TO RETAIN US.

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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on
Q: what should I do if charged with felony possession of drugs and Theft when I never possessed them?

A UPS delivery driver said I signed for prescription meds when I didn't and now I'm facing charges felony possession of drugs and Theft how do I beat the case

Patrick DiChiro
Patrick DiChiro answered on Jan 24, 2019

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... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Ohio on
Q: My car got hit in school parking lot the police said its private property it doesn't matter who is at fault

Is that true the police cant do anything because its private property

Patrick DiChiro
Patrick DiChiro answered on Jan 21, 2019

THEY MAY NOT BE ABLE TO CITE BECAUSE IT IS PRIVATE PROPERTY. BUT THAT DOES NOT PROHIBIT YOU FROM FILING A CIVIL LAWSUIT FOR DAMAGES. ESPECIALLY IF YOU THINK YOU WERE NOT AT FAULT.

I SUGGEST YOU CONTACT AN ATTORNEY WHO CAN HELP YOU.

BEST WISHES,

PAT DICHIRO

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on
Q: I'm looking for attorney for two felony 5 warrants out of Fairborn Ohio. I need to find one that let me make payments

I have never been questioned. I was one who originally made grandmother aware of supposed deposit. Claimed fraud to bank immediately. Next thing I know I have two warrants out for my arrest

Patrick DiChiro
Patrick DiChiro answered on Jan 21, 2019

CONTACT THE OHIO STATE BAR ASSOCIATION 1-800-232-7124. ASK FOR LAWYER REFERRAL SERVICE.

BEST WISHES,

PAT

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and White Collar Crime for Ohio on
Q: Need lawyer that deals in Greene county Ohio felony cases that accept payment arrangement

Felony theft and forgery

Patrick DiChiro
Patrick DiChiro answered on Jan 21, 2019

CONTACT THE OHIO STATE BAR ASSOCIATION AT 1-800-232-7124. ASK THEM FOR THE LAWYER REFERRAL SERVICE. TELL THEM THE AREA YOU NEED THE LAWYER.

BEST WISHES,

PAT

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Ohio on
Q: Can my 17 year old friend come live with me if her step mom and dad is mistreating her & cutting people out her life
Patrick DiChiro
Patrick DiChiro answered on Jan 21, 2019

THIS IS A BIT OF A TRICKY QUESTION.

YOUR FRIEND COULD COME LIVE WITH YOU IF HE OR SHE HAS PARENTAL CONSENT. YOUR FRIEND IS STILL UNDER 18 AND THAT MAKES THEM A MINOR, UNLESS THEY HAVE ALREADY BEEN EMANCIPATED. IN ANY CASE, IF THE PARENTS DON'T COMPLAIN THEN FINE. HOWEVER, IF THEY...
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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on
Q: How much can or will legal aid help you?

F1 case, my girlfriend is being charged with complicity to aggravated robbery. 100,000 bail.

Patrick DiChiro
Patrick DiChiro answered on Jan 21, 2019

LEGAL AID IS A VERY GOOD ORGANIZATION WITH EXPERIENCED ATTORNEYS.

THEIR FEES ARE BASED UPON YOUR GIRLFRIENDS INCOME.

BEST WISHES,

PAT DICHIRO

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Ohio on
Q: Adult autistic son is being targeted by police . He has prior incidents before and known. Had incident last week so they

Someone filed abuse claim . So harassment has started. I have docs report saying no abuse by me its a self injury behavior

Patrick DiChiro
Patrick DiChiro answered on Jan 16, 2019

Without knowing facts of abuse claim, I would be careful in presenting any evidence to the police. Particularly, I would not offer a verbal or written statement. If you have documents that exonerate you, you may want to obtain counsel in order to negotiate with the police. I would not do it... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on
Q: If I had substances taken and tested at bci. Comes back a misdeamenor , but cops say have more to send.Can they do this?

They sent a sample now they say they may send all of the substance . I belief this illegal but not sure on legality .

Patrick DiChiro
Patrick DiChiro answered on Jan 10, 2019

If they already have the substances, they can re-send for more testing.

I'm not sure what substances you are referring to but I would not consent to giving them any buccal swab(of your mouth), blood or urine, absent them producing a search warrant for such.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on
Q: My boyfriend is being charged with aggravated assault, the incident happened around 3 months ago and the judge has

changed the court date 3 times, this last time changing it to 6 days after his 18th birthday. Can he still be charged for it since it happened when he was a minor? If he gets the charge will he have that on his permanent record? Will he be tried as an adult?

Patrick DiChiro
Patrick DiChiro answered on Jan 10, 2019

First off, I am not sure why the court date has been changed. But, if the matter happened when he was a minor, then he will be charged as a minor.

Aggravated Assault is a Felony of the 4th degree. Generally not serious enough to try a youth as an adult. So, that would be my take on the...
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