Amelia, OH asked in Criminal Law for Ohio

Q: My boyfriend was arrested on a felony 5 dv charge

(I’m pregnant, no harm done to child) they set his bond at 50k, we Went To preliminary hearing and they did no reduction of bond... His lawyer also had him sign a paper saying i couldn’t be brought to stand..? they haven’t set another court date yet and it’s been a other week? He’s been in there almost a month now.,What could this mean..? How long could he face if this is first offense?

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Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: The paper he signed except that it’s likely a protection order barring him from contact with you.

It isn’t abnormal for court dates to take several weeks in between.

The charges carries up to 12 months, and a mandatory 6 months due to the pregnancy aspect.

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