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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Ohio on
Q: Why did a judge place someone as nonbondable for some traffic violation

Is it because they never showed for traffic court?

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Andrew Popp answered on Jun 9, 2021

Most likely yes. Failing to appear for a Court hearing can result in that.

2 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning, Health Care Law and Real Estate Law for Ohio on
Q: My mom has stage 4 lung cancer. I am her only living relative. How do I plan for estate, financial, health care, etc….

This all came up sudden but my mom has stage 4 lung cancer with Mets. I am her only living relative. From a legal aspect what do I need to start doing to get her affairs in order? I am very new to this and not sure what to do. She does have a will with me as executive. She does not have a... Read more »

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Andrew Popp answered on Jun 9, 2021

I'm sorry for the situation you find yourself in. An estate planning attorney will be able to assist you throughout the process. The lawyers on this forum are not permitted to say, "sure I can help, call me" for example. You need to initiate direct contact with the attorney.... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Ohio on
Q: I got a summons to court for shooting guns on public hunting land in Ohio. What kind of trouble am I looking at.

It's a wildlife preserve area. It's for hunting I was unaware that I couldn't target shoot as it wasn't posted that I couldn't.

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Andrew Popp answered on Jun 3, 2021

It depends on the specific charge being brought. You citation should state the code section under which you are being charged. Look that up and it will reference the level of the offense and refer you to the penalty statute. Pull that up and it will tell you the penalties you are subject to.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Ohio on
Q: Can I take someone to civil court who hit my car and won't pay for damages? We both had no insurance at the time.

He's from Africa and I just have the name he gave me, a video of the damage, his plate number and texts

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Andrew Popp answered on Jun 3, 2021

Yes you can. You can review the Ohio rules of civil procedure for the process. However, doing so on your own can be difficult. You may want to retain an attorney to assist you.

Best of luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Ohio on
Q: I am POA for someone in prison in Ohio...they had 2 stimulus payments sent to my account for deposit...do I send it ?
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Andrew Popp answered on Jun 1, 2021

Send it where? To their account in prison? A detailed review of the documents and surrounding facts would be needed in order to discuss your options, and opine on the best course of action.

Best of luck.

2 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law, Probate and Estate Planning for Ohio on
Q: My dad died and left me his house.. My mother is trying to take it.. Will she get it??

My dad just died on the 23rd of this month.. He left me his house and called his attorney to put it in the paper work.. My mother left him.15 yrs ago n now sleeps with and lives with another man..my dad really didnt want her to have anything.. The last 2 yrs of his life im all he had.. My husband... Read more »

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Andrew Popp answered on Jun 1, 2021

I'm sorry for your loss.

When you say that he left you his house, in what document are you referring? Were the documents completed and recorded? Were your parents ever divorced? Is there a Will? A lot of additional facts are needed in order to provide you with an intelligent...
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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Employment Law for Ohio on
Q: I was in a work truck hauling a trailer. I jackknifed the trailer to far and messed up the truck. Who pays damages?

No injuries occurred. I was on the job. Pulling away from a job site.

More clarity on accident : Made a wrong turn out of a house. Went to turn around in a driveway. While backing out the trailer jackknifed to far and hit the bumper messing up the back end a little. Company is trying to... Read more »

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Andrew Popp answered on May 25, 2021

To a certain extent it depends on the agreement you had with the company. If the crash was due to your actions you may be liable, at least to some extent. You may want to contact your insurance company. Depending on the policy, they will usually pay for the damages. For a definitive answer I... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Ohio on
Q: If I have poa of a friend who's mentally disabled can I speak for her in court for eviction?

She is unable to speak without trailing off on other subjects and not making sense.

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Andrew Popp answered on May 25, 2021

You may be able to speak, but the Court will likely still want her to give an accounting as well. As POA you usually have the ability to hire an attorney for her if needed. An attorney usually DOES speak on behalf of the Client. Alternatively, you could petition the Probate Court for a temporary... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Ohio on
Q: My hair has been falling out and began to thin around my hair line. I am sure it is because of the Tresseme Shampoo

and conditioner. What should I do?

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Andrew Popp answered on May 24, 2021

If you're trying to establish the foundation for a products liability suit, one of the challenges is causation. You need to gather evidence to prove that the hair loss is attributable to the product, and not some other cause. e.g. healthcare, headwear etc. You may want to consult with a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Ohio on
Q: What are the chances of me calling to drop the charges?

My sons father and I got into a big fight while I was pregnant I filed a report on him a while ago and now we together and I wanna drop the charges because our baby is now here and he is a good father and husband to me

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Andrew Popp answered on May 24, 2021

The chances? Nobody can predict. It depends on the prosecutor, jurisdiction, facts, history etc. Ultimately, it's not up to you. Since the State is involved they have discretion to continue the case or not. They can even compel you to testify. You probably want to sit down and speak with... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Communications Law and Internet Law for Ohio on
Q: Can a judge ordered me to stay off social media in Ohio?

I am on probation and am just wondering.

Andrew Popp
Andrew Popp answered on May 24, 2021

It depends on the facts of the case and underlying charge. The short answer is probably yes.

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1 Answer | Asked in Elder Law for Ohio on
Q: My mother is disabled on SSI can my brother move in and take care of her .
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Andrew Popp answered on May 24, 2021

Yes. I'm not sure of your exact question. Are you concerned about her losing benefits? Residence issues? In some cases, him moving in can have numerous benefits regarding preserving her estate. I recommend sitting down with an experienced estate planning attorney to review the situation in... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law, Estate Planning and Probate for Ohio on
Q: I lived with this man for 27 years and he just passed away his daughter is trying to take the house can she

My son is still living in the house we had it up for sale and his daughter wants us out and take it from me can she do that

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Andrew Popp answered on May 24, 2021

A lot depends on how the title is held on the property. Unless the daughter is the Transfer on Death beneficiary, or co-owner of the property she likely cannot do anything until the probate court gets involved. For a definitive answer I recommend sitting down with an attorney to review your... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law, Civil Litigation and Probate for Ohio on
Q: In a case where the plaintiff, a beneficiary, filed against the new co-trustees since the original trustee resigned upon

Breach of duty since an accounting had never been provided in 1st trust of several yrs the 2nd trust also. The B O Duty against the orig trustee was asking for accountability of missing assets was denied in the hearing since the trustee resigned. The co-trustees in turn sold property of the trusts... Read more »

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Andrew Popp answered on May 24, 2021

I'm sorry you're having to deal with this. On review of your facts, I do not see a question being asked. Trusts were originally based on the law of contracts. While some statutes govern general principles of Trust management etc., the specific provisions of the Trust can sometimes... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning for Ohio on
Q: Does the executor of a will have control over house to be sold if another siblings name is on deed of house
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Andrew Popp answered on May 24, 2021

The executor of a Will only has authority to manage property that is part of the probate estate. This only occurs after a probate has been opened, and the Court has issued letters of authority. Your question depends on how specifically the title was held.

Was it jointly owned? If so,...
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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Ohio on
Q: Is it worth pleading my case in court or just pay the fine for a failure to yield to a right of way driver?

I was stopped behind another car at a 4 way stop heading North.After the car in front of me went across the road,I proceeded to move up to the stop sign when another car heading West was coming to a stop about the same time I was stopping for second time.I waited for her to go across but she... Read more »

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Andrew Popp answered on May 21, 2021

It sounds like a defensible case. For a definitive answer you're going to need to sit down with an attorney to review the facts in detail and figure out the best game plan. Sometimes these issues continue on if the other driver tries to sue you civilly.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on
Q: My boyfriend was talk into pleaing out in a crime and he has"nt seen the evidence
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Andrew Popp answered on May 20, 2021

No question is asked here. Sometimes the prosecution makes a here and now offer to resolve the case. Your boyfriend knows the facts better than anyone. It's up to him if he wants/wanted to take the offer from the prosecution. He certainly has a right to receive his discovery once the case... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on
Q: I was placed on felony probation in Indiana and I was supposed to transfer it to cincinnati. I couldn't make it. Help

I couldn't afford to get back to Indiana and I have a warrant. Cincinnati PD in this time took my truck and shot my emotional support animal.

Andrew Popp
Andrew Popp answered on May 19, 2021

I suggest finding an Indiana attorney in the area where the original charge was filed. You're going to have to go back at some point to clear things up. With an attorney you may be able to minimize or avoid jail time.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Sexual Harassment for Ohio on
Q: What is the scope that 163.433 punishable by?
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Andrew Popp answered on May 19, 2021

Did you intend this to be posted in Ohio? There is no such Ohio statute.

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Ohio on
Q: I have a friend who is in federal custody for possession of 2 kilos of Meth. I don't think the traffic stop was legal.

They were driving a rental car. They were pulled over for the tags not matching the car. I understand that only registration has to match the plates. 3 state highway troopers pulled them over and 1 had a dog. They said the dog hit on the car. Was that legal even though the reason they were pulled... Read more »

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Andrew Popp answered on May 19, 2021

Unfortunately, then answer is, it depends. If the officers acted in good faith and the information they had would have established sufficient grounds for a traffic stop, it will likely be upheld by the Court. Ultimately, that's an issue that would need to be raised in a Motion to Suppress.... Read more »

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