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1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Ohio on
Q: My ex filed a domestic protection order against me but admitted at the hearing there has never been abuse or threats?

We had our court hearing yesterday and the judge asked explicitly if I have ever threatened her with violence or hit her an she said no multiples times. Will the case be dismissed. We are supposed to get a letter in the mail.

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answered on Aug 18, 2022

Most likely as no harm no foul.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Domestic Violence for Ohio on
Q: I am looking for a lawyer who will prosecute up to 3 union county deputies.

I apologize if this goes to Akron its fighting me to send this to Marysville.

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answered on Jul 24, 2022

Call the UnionCounty prosecutors office.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on
Q: Can you still get a suppression hearing if you missed the deadline for Pretrial motions?

I asked my attorney to file a motion for a suppression hearing before the deadline for Pretrial motions. I realized after the deadline that the motion was never filed. When I asked my attorney why it was not filed I was told he was under the impression I wanted to take a plea deal which I never... Read more »

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answered on Jul 20, 2022

Yes. You have to tell your lawyer to file it ASAP and allow the layer to explain the circumstances to the judge. If you have plead already they will ask for a relief from judgment.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on
Q: If my best friend has blackmailed and threatened me can I threaten them back
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answered on Jul 18, 2022

You are better off filing a criminal charge against them.

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Ohio on
Q: I was charged with a OVI in Portsmouth Ohio after rear ending a car in front of me.

I am diabetic and has been out of my medicine for about 2 weeks. I had stopped in Western Virginia and had drank a pint of fireball whiskey and a can of Mikes hard lemonade while I was resting and then got back on the road to Mount Gilead Ohio at about 5am. I blew a .115 on the breathalyzer but... Read more »

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answered on Jul 15, 2022

Unfortunately not. And the amount you drank put you over the limit. Your being diabetic and drinking two high sugar cocktails does not make sense especially when you were not medicated.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Probate for Ohio on
Q: whats thia mean it was the last entry in docket

PV WARRANT DISMISSAL - MOTION AND ENTRY TERMINATING COMMUNITY CONTROL SANCTIONS - AGE OF WARRANT This matter is before the Court on oral motion of Community Control to terminate the previously imposed sanction of community control. Court finds the Offender has not absconded or otherwise absents... Read more »

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answered on Jul 15, 2022

This means you are no longer under any court orders. You are finished with probation. Depending on the charge you can seal it in either 1 or 3 years if it is a sealable offense.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Ohio on
Q: Can police seize your cell phone without a warrant in Ohio?

Someone called police and said there was a body at a house and said it was my grandson that called. It wasn’t we heard recordings and he was with me all that night.

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answered on Jul 14, 2022

If the police have probable cause to believe that the cell phone was used for a crime, or contains evidence for a crime, they may seize it.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on
Q: Where in the Ohio Revised Code is it stated that a non-certified peace officer cannot carry a firearm when on duty?
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Roger Bouchard
answered on Jul 13, 2022

Senate Bill 215 enacted 6/13/22 allows for "permitless" ccw. There are restrictions and I advise you to research under ORC 2923.12 to make sure you qualify. Your issue may fall under the civil liability section if someone questioned you. There are also restrictions on the types of... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI and Traffic Tickets for Ohio on
Q: Hello. My husband got arrested tonight about a bench warrant. Back in July 2021 he got stopped for driving under suspen

He failed to appear in court for that.

I got stopped tonight while he was a passenger. They ran his s.s number and arrested him. He has had DUI's in the past 5+ yrs ago which is why his license is suspended. He owes child support too. They said in july 2021 the truck he was driving... Read more »

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answered on Jul 10, 2022

First of all, he is facing multiple DUI's, which, if occurred within 10 years of each other raises the penalties significantly. Then, the DUS, which is a blatant disregard of the law under DUI suspension is an M1 which carries a possible 180 days. Make sure he has insurance. The plates are... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets and Civil Rights for Ohio on
Q: Did law enforcement need to get a new warrant because the vehicle was transfered in my name a hr.before the search?

I bought and titled the vehicle before the search. Dont they have to get a new warrant since the target vehicle changed ownership

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Roger Bouchard
answered on Jul 10, 2022

The warrant is for the car, nit the owner. Therefore the popo does not need to get a new warrant since it was issued before the ownership was transferred.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Domestic Violence and Family Law for Ohio on
Q: My nephew was arrested for domestic violence and child endangering. Can someone defend him and get his kids back ?

The kids Mother's has abandoned them several times. She has other children she lost custody of very unstable. Children services has returned them to her currently,

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Roger Bouchard
answered on Jul 8, 2022

If your nephew isn't married to the mother, he must have signed the birth certificate or had an DNA test to establish paternity in order to have standing for a custody issue. Children Services is already involved, and has returned the children to mom. As mother, she is the rightful custodian... Read more »

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