I am 18 and live with my dad. I have started mowing yards in my neighborhood and I’ve been using my dads mower. He didn’t care that I’ve been using it or wanted to. My siblings went somewhere without asking while he was working and I didn’t know and when my dad found out he told me I... View More
Your father can file an Unauthorized Use of Property Charge or Theft charge against you if he gave you specific instructions not to use or possess the lawnmower. Unauthorized Use of Property or Theft are criminal offense(s) which can be misdemeanor or felony classification offenses based on the...View More
I was pulled over on the freeway by a motorcycle patrolman. He was standing on the side of the freeway using his laser gun. I have on dash cam recording two vehicles passing him by as he supposedly caught me doing 75 in a 65 is there a reasonable doubt that he Could have been affected by the wind... View More
The Ohio Supreme Court ruled in a 2020 decision (Rodojev decision)that an expert is not required to be in court to testify about how laser speed detection units/guns work. The results of the speed laser detection unit on the speed of the motorist are admissible without the testimony of an expert...View More
Prosecutor’s have wide discretion and latitude whether there is sufficient evidence to present to a grand jury to meet the probable cause threshold for a criminal charge to be filed. In Franklin County felony criminal charges are filed through the grand jury process. Misdemeanor charges in...View More
Yes. Your Attorney is required to provide you any discovery he/she receives from the Prosecutor under Criminal Rule 16 of the Ohio Rules of Criminal Procedure which govern the discovery process. Under the rule you and your Attorney are entitled to any evidence the prosecution has which is the basis...View More
Felonious Assault is a different degree of offense than a simple assault which is typically a misdemeanor in most jurisdictions. Felonious assault is defined statutorily as an act which causes or attempts to cause serious physical harm by means of a deadly weapon or dangerous ordinance. (...View More
Although I practice in Ohio typically the terms and conditions of pretrial supervision and probation any jurisdiction expressly prohibit the use of drugs and alcohol. You are also many times required to submit to random urine screens while you are under pretrial supervision. A violation of these...View More
Typically a Judge has to feel there is sufficient probable cause to obtain a search warrant. That can be a credible statement or tip from a reliable trustworthy informant that there is criminal activity.
The investigative detective typically executes a sworn affidavit based on independent...View More
You can go to the website for the Clerk’s office (I.e. Mayor’s Court,Municipal Court,Common Pleas,Federal Court, courts of specialized jurisdiction/Probate/Bankruptcy,etc.) and obtain docket information on a pending case. You typically can go online and do a search based on your last and first...View More
I let my friend borrow my car for a couple days, and they ended up letting someone else use it and that person didn't have a liscence so my car got towed and my friend well ex friend didn't bother telling me till 3 days after it got towed
In Franklin County typically the City Prosecutor’s Office will object to a warrant being set aside for a Domestic Violence and companion Assault Case. The Judges typically won’t set the warrant aside. The defendant typically has to turn him/herself into the jail, be slated, fingerprinted and...View More
I was sentenced to a disorderly conduct in 2018 which I was issued a citation, appeared before the court, entered a guilty plea for reduced sentencing which included not being incarerated for the imposed sentence. The incident was a direct result of eradict behavior not diagnosed until several... View More
You may want to explore if there are any grounds to file a a motion to vacate the guilty plea with the court on the basis that you did not knowingly,intelligently and voluntarily waive your right to a jury trial by entering the guilty plea.
If this is an arrest warrant it can be set aside/cleared by making an appearance with Counsel who can make a request (with the prosecutor present) for the Judge to set the warrant aside. (You can show up by yourself but typically retaining counsel will allow your Attorney to reach...View More
The kid ended up being 17 years old. I pulled out of line and threw a thin plastic, mcdonalds cup at his passenger window and left. He followed me even though I tried to lose him to my parents where my daughter was sleeping. He got out of his car making threats, so I grabbed a golf club and yelled... View More
If you are unsure whether the surveilance video cameras will show you causing damage to the window at the McDonald's then you can arrange with the young man to pay for the damage and make full restitution based on a written estimate he gives for the costs of the repairs and/or...View More
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