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...Read 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....Read 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...Read 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...Read more »
It sounds like the employer deposited too much to your account. When they discover the error they can and will take the money back. you might build some good faith by letting them know of the over deposit.
I cannot say without checking with the court. You may want to contact the court so you can talk to them about this. Or you may want to consult with an attorney for help resolving this. What I can say is that, when a warrant is issued, Ohio courts will mark the case as closed until the warrant is...Read more »
It certainly sounds as though they would have to pay. Employers are generally held to comply with their vacation policies. A review of the entire policy should be conducted to ensure there are no exceptions.
More information would be needed to fully evaluate this. The employer must pay you at least minimum wage of course. If you are protected by a contract with a wage rate, or perhaps a union contract, you might be able to challenge this. However, absent a minimum wage violation or contract...Read more »
The other party was at fault and the driver is 17 and still in high school. My car is totaled and the insurance payout will not cover buying a similar make/model auto. Am I able to sue for the difference? And if so who do I sue, the 17 year old driver or the parents?
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