Drainage cap and traveling 1700 feet. He was transported to hospital. Police searched his car which the found pain pills he was prescribed due to wisdom teeth out Tuesday and marijuana. He advised police he took pain pill at 11 that day and hadn’t smoke since last weekend. He consented to... View More
He should contact a local experienced OVI attorney.
At the first court date, your son will be given the opportunity to enter a plea. If he cannot afford an attorney, he can also ask the court to appoint one. To challenge the charges, a not-guilty plea would need to be entered....View More
Miranda advisements must be read prior to a custodial interrogation. They do not generally need to be read during a routine traffic stop, at least not before a person is placed under arrest. An experienced OVI attorney would obtain a copy of any video of the incident, if available, and evaluate...View More
This my first offense of this nature, I believe I passed all of the road side test they gave me. It was newyears so I was honest about having something to drink but I don't believe that I was impaired to the point where I was a danger to myself or anyone.
Hiring an attorney seems to make sense in light of OVI charges that carry with them the potential for jail, probation, fines, a license suspension, and a conviction that cannot be expunged/sealed. You can of course search of a local OVI attorney to hire or you can ask the court for an appointed...View More
She has her arraignment tomorrow. She is struggling financially and is hoping to do anything to have her charges reduced. She couldn't see well on the street she was on due to lack of lighting, and she went to turn around in a driveway , and there was a ditch right next to the driveway. Her... View More
The court will advise her of her right to an appointed attorney if she qualifies. Courts will typically enter a not-guilty plea, and then give the person the opportunity to complete a financial disclosure form to determine whether they qualify for appointed counsel.
If you have been charged with child endangerment, you should get an attorney. If you cannot afford one, you can ask the court to appoint one. I do not know enough about your case to answer whether the State would drop charges against one parent if the other parent pleads. It does not typically...View More
In Ohio, traffic offenses - including DUIs - remain on a person's record. They do not drop off at any time in terms of background checks. However, auto insurance companies typically only look back so far. One would expect that a school would see a prior Ohio DUI conviction if it ran a...View More
You should clarify this with the attorney you already have.
In my experience, I am familiar with a court that will permit a reduction of an OVI when the prosecutor agrees, but only if the person is able to pay a portion of their fines at the time they enter the plea to the reduced charge....View More
I work for a local school district, in which is paying me $650 or less bi-weekly, which is below poverty guidelines.My secondary employer is with a charter bus company, in which provided me with a mass lay off notice. Realistically, I cannot survive on $650 or less bi-weekly from the school... View More
When you file for Ohio unemployment, they look at your income and jobs during your base period. You cannot select one job or the other for them to look at. If you had two jobs and were laid off from one, they will look at both jobs.
If an employee is laid off from one job but still...View More
Ten years ago I plead guilty to dui. Like a fool, I didn’t pay my fines or court costs. I have been in no trouble since but I want to make everything right and get my license back. I am ill and on dialysis while I await transplant and traveling to the original court is impossible.
You should contact an attorney who may help you take care of this. There can be times when the only remaining thing to take care of with a case is payment of fines/costs, and an attorney can file a motion along with payment of the outstanding costs to get the court to withdraw the warrant....View More
That is an unusual question. It might help to answer your question if we knew who issued the ticket. Just a citizen? Security guard? Of duty police officer? Was it a traffic ticket or a criminal charge? You may want to consult with a local attorney about the issue.
cop said i swerved one time. failed one part of sobriety test because of harsh wind and it was freezing. i had a small amount of marijuana, a pipe, 2 open containers and one unopened. should i i plead guilty
You should talk with an experienced OVI attorney immediately and certainly before entering any plea. You do not want to give up your rights without exploring what they are, what happened and what you are charged with.
Theft for this low of an amount is called petty theft, but it is a first-degree misdemeanor for which the maximum penalties are $1,000.00 and six months in jail. Of course, with this being a first offense the maximum penalties are not a probable outcome, but it is possible that the court could...View More
There is not enough information here to be able to answer your question. You raise an issue that often comes up in criminal cases though - is witness testimony enough to convict without other evidence? The answer is that it can be enough. Criminal cases may ultimately result in a jury trial....View More
Yes, when determining the number of priors for the purpose of determining mandatory minimum penalties an Ohio court will not only look to prior convictions anywhere in Ohio, but it may also look at "equivalent offenses" from other states.
That attorney could file a motion to lift the warrant. These are frequently granted when a court sees an effort to resolve the ticket. A court may then schedule a pretrial where that attorney can work to resolve the ticket too. If the court will not withdraw the warrant, an attorney could help...View More
There are legal aid groups and there are appointed attorneys. If someone is charged with a crime, they may ask the court for an appointed attorney. Courts will typically have the person complete a financial affidavit to determine whether they financially qualify. If they do, the court will...View More
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