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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Ohio on
Q: Can Carrying concealed weapon charge be lessened to something else or dismissed
Hunter G. Cavell
Hunter G. Cavell answered on Jul 9, 2020

Talk to a criminal defense attorney. This will depend on the circumstances, the prosecutor, and the judge. There is no one-size-fits-all answer here.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Ohio on
Q: Is it legal to go topless for a woman in Ohio?

I want to go topless.

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Hunter G. Cavell answered on Jul 9, 2020

It is a crime to do this in public per Ohio Revise Code Section 2907.09 Public indecency.

(A) No person shall recklessly do any of the following, under circumstances in which the person's conduct is likely to be viewed by and affront others who are in the person's physical...
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1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Ohio on
Q: In Ohio, can tan employer request a background check before making an offer?

The Company is in Cleveland Ohio, and requesting a complete background check. No offer made.

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Hunter G. Cavell answered on Jul 9, 2020

There are very specific privacy laws surrounding this. Talk with an employment attorney. Also, background checks are not free, so it is a good sign that they are requesting it, but I have only heard of background checks requested after a conditional offer is made and accepted. Talk to an employment... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Ohio on
Q: Can I own a gun with a sealed record

I was convicted of a felony 5 complicity to breaking and entering 20 years ago I have had my record sealed do you know if I can own a gun

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Hunter G. Cavell answered on Jul 9, 2020

I may have answered your question before, suggesting that you seal your record. I would simply call a criminal attorney near you and ask. They will know the requirements.

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1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Ohio on
Q: I am selling my house (pd in full) to my niece for 100,000 waiting on appraisal est. 115,000 what documents do I need

She is working with a mortgage co and she is paying all closing costs?

Other than the proper documentation- what else should I have?

Hunter G. Cavell
Hunter G. Cavell answered on Jul 9, 2020

It sounds like it will appraise no problem, so that should not be an issue. Your niece's loan officer will want an appraisal for the mortgage company, but they should handle the closing/title insurance/tax escrow, etc. The loan officer will not talk to you, so ask your niece if anything else... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Ohio on
Q: I need information on what I can do concerning a potential criminal matter?

I, and by extention my family, have been harassed. My car and cell phone stolen (tho thankfully items were retrieved by family) and I reason to suspect I have been drugged, all by the same person

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Hunter G. Cavell answered on Jul 8, 2020

You should contact the police to fill out a report and likely a civil protection order to keep the person away. Talk with an attorney to file a temporary restraining order against the person. The first thing is to stop the threat immediately, then worry about a civil suit at a later time.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Ohio on
Q: Can I own a gun

I was convicted of a felony 5 breaking and entering 20 years ago I recently had it sealed do you know if I can own a gun I live in Ohio

Hunter G. Cavell
Hunter G. Cavell answered on Jul 8, 2020

You should look to get your record sealed. Technically expunging a record does not exist in Ohio, but you could likely seal it. The problem you have is the crime is inherently violent, and you likely will not qualify for a firearms purchase until the record is sealed. You can speak with an... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Workers' Compensation for Ohio on
Q: Can you sue employer for getting covid from not providing a safe workplace from recognizable hazards?

My fiances work had a covid exposure so everyone had to get tested. They made them return to work without seeing the results and more employees tested positive thus resulting in further exposure. Is this something that can be taken to court for those who test positive because the employer did not... Read more »

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Hunter G. Cavell answered on Jul 8, 2020

First, your fiance would need to test positive for COVID, or another employee would want to sue. In every lawsuit, you must prove the four following things: duty, breach, causation, and injury. Your fiance's employer has a duty to provide him with a safe workplace. The question will become if... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Ohio on
Q: How do I get my belongings back from a former girlfriend that will not relinquish my posessions? I am in Celina, OH
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Hunter G. Cavell answered on Jul 8, 2020

You can ask her again, and if she refuses, then file a police report for theft. If the possessions are yours, and not owned jointly by you and her, then she should give them back. After filing the report, depending on the value of the items, you may need to file suit for conversion in either the... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Ohio on
Q: If someone purposely gave me an std can I sue them? Even if they don’t have medical documentation.

I’m from ohio.

Hunter G. Cavell
Hunter G. Cavell answered on Jun 29, 2020

If you can prove that the other party knew they had the STD and failed to disclose, then you could have an action for assault and/or battery. If they intended to give you an STI, then I would talk to a criminal attorney about possibly filing a police report, however, Ohio statutes only seem to... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Ohio on
Q: It is right for an accountant to send a large bill when you were only emailing and was never informed of a fee.

I contacted this accountant to have my sales tax set up for when I started making sales. He quoted me a price of $50.00 which I agreed to. We were emailing back and forth and I was asking him questions which he did not fully answer. A few days later I received a bill for $490 dollars. I was in... Read more »

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Hunter G. Cavell answered on Jun 29, 2020

Do you have an engagement agreement with the accountant? If so, then the services and rates should be in it. If not, then it will be harder for the accountant to collect, although I would attempt to work it out with the accountant first, explaining everything you have written here, and an offer to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Ohio on
Q: What if the amount of the fine is no where on my ticket and wasn't given or told to me
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Hunter G. Cavell answered on Jun 29, 2020

You can call the municipal court clerk where the ticket was issued, and they should be able to tell you the fine, and court costs/fees, if applicable.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Ohio on
Q: If you get a warrant can another state see your warrant?
Hunter G. Cavell
Hunter G. Cavell answered on Jun 29, 2020

Many states will share information like this. So, I hate to say it, but it depends. The real question is will the state where the warrant was issued want to pay to extradite? That will depend on the alleged crime committed.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Ohio on
Q: Can I sue my negligent landlord if I found he breached the lease, even though he no longer owns the house?

My landlord gave us a house that had dirty carpets, dirty walls, drywall damage etc. Additionally, he would not fix appliances for months. Recently, when reading my lease, I found out that my landlord was in breach. From the time we moved in until about a year ago, the landlord had not paid HOA... Read more »

Hunter G. Cavell
Hunter G. Cavell answered on Jun 29, 2020

If the landlord was the one who was in breach, then yes, the landlord is liable until the house was sold, at which point the new landlord is liable. The question is, what are you trying to do? Do you want the house fixed? Do you still live there? There are many questions, but from your... Read more »

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