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1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law for Ohio on
Q: In ohio how do i find out if im linked to a specific car or that cars license plate?

Ex. I have an active warrant amd no license in ohio but my cars registered in my dads name so that way its legal but if ohio cop runs plates will he get my current info such as warrant xcetera???

David A. Ingram
David A. Ingram answered on Oct 31, 2020

In Ohio, warrants are issued against a person, not property. While the car is registered to your father, the warrant is linked to your name, date of birth, and social security number. The BMV will put a warrant block on your license (if you had one), preventing you from renewing your license until... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Ohio on
Q: I recently filed for domestic violence in Ohio but no longer want to go through with the charges.

I recently filed for domestic violence but no longer want to go through with the charges. If I just don’t show up in court what will happen? Will the case get dismissed ? Or should I call the prosecutor and tell them I lied ? What is my best option for dropping this case

David A. Ingram
David A. Ingram answered on Oct 31, 2020

Contact the prosecutor and victim advocate (if one is assigned) and let them know that you no longer want to proceed forward with the case and want the case dismissed. If you don't show up to court, the court can find you in contempt and issue a warrant for your arrest. If you contact the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Ohio on
Q: Should I avoid going to court or say I lied?

I recently filed for a domestic violence charge against my fiancé . It was in the heat of the moment what should I do to get the charges dropped .? If I don’t show up in court will they drop the charges? Or should I say I lied? Or tell them I’m mentally insane and don’t know what I’m... Read more »

David A. Ingram
David A. Ingram answered on Oct 31, 2020

There is no easy for your situation. First, I hope everyone remains safe. Notify the prosecutor, the victim advocate, and defense attorney that you no longer want to proceed forward with the case and want it dismissed. The court can issue a warrant for your arrest if you fail to show up in court.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on
Q: I just wanted to know what I can do to get an OVI refused. I don’t drink or do drugs

I had know idea the medication I was prescribed would affect me the way it did. I cooperated and did a drug test and I think it got lost or something else because it’s been going on five months and the court still doesn’t have it back. The court appointed me a lawyer but I can’t get a hold of... Read more »

David A. Ingram
David A. Ingram answered on Oct 31, 2020

An OVI refusal occurs when the police ask you to submit to a test (blood, breath, or urine) and you say "no" or refuse to provide a blood, breath, or urine sample. If sounds like you consented to a test and provided a sample. If you have not received the results and have not been charged... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on
Q: I want charges dropped but i have been issued a subpoena. Do i still have to show up to court?
David A. Ingram
David A. Ingram answered on Oct 31, 2020

Yes, I recommend that you still go to court. If you fail to appear on the scheduled court date, the court can find you in contempt and issue a warrant for your arrest. If you want the charges dropped, I recommend contacting the prosecutor on the case, the victim's advocate (assuming one is... Read more »

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