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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Communications Law for Ohio on
Q: How do I present evidence to the court that proves I'm innocent?

Telephone harassment

Patrick DiChiro
Patrick DiChiro answered on Mar 27, 2022

This is not an easy question to answer. Presenting evidence to court is something that you learn in law school and through the practice of law. There are different types of evidence and different ways to present it. May I suggest, for a starting point, that you review the Ohio Rules of Evidence.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Communications Law and Land Use & Zoning for Ohio on
Q: Do I have the right to remove an advertising sign placed on my property, also on the public right-of-way (Ohio)?

I live in Defiance county, in a township outside of the city limits. A business placed a sign near the road, but still on my property, advertising their services in an attempt to get customers. I don't want my property used for advertising, but do I personally have a right to remove and... Read more »

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Mar 3, 2022

Contact the business and tell them to remove the sign. If they don't, use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local attorney to review the situation and contact them on your behalf, or advise you of your options.

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright and Communications Law for Ohio on
Q: My child was included in a broadcast on a news channel. Am I entitled to a copy of the broadcast?

Child is underage and I am the guardian/parent. Sent email requesting it and they claim they can't due to some copyright excuse. I've never heard of this from other requests I've made of other news outlets.

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Jan 12, 2022

Whether they must give you a copy would depend on the terms of the agreement you made with them when you gave them permission to make a video using your child. They own the copyright in the video recording, but can only use it and broadcast it within the terms of your permission and agreement to... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Communications Law and Internet Law for Ohio on
Q: Can a judge ordered me to stay off social media in Ohio?

I am on probation and am just wondering.

Andrew Popp
Andrew Popp answered on May 24, 2021

It depends on the facts of the case and underlying charge. The short answer is probably yes.

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1 Answer | Asked in Communications Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Ohio on
Q: Is it illegal for an inmate to give you ideas over the phone on what to post on social media to advocate them

Advocating them to get life in prison instead of Death row

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Dec 14, 2020

Generally no, but if those are ideas involve threatening or coercing witnesses/victims, then yes.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Communications Law for Ohio on
Q: so my gf and i have a no contact, we broke up and she told her dad i’ve been texting her and she never answered but she

but she did answer me and i have screen shot proof

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on May 26, 2020

That is not a legal question. In fact, it's not a question at all.

1 Answer | Asked in Communications Law and Criminal Law for Ohio on
Q: What is the average penalty for a telecommunication charge in Ohio
Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Nov 11, 2019

Probation is the most likely outcome. But the facts of each case and the history of the defendant are certain to be taken into account.

1 Answer | Asked in Communications Law and Internet Law for Ohio on
Q: Can my ex drop telecommunication harassment. Me and her talked over everything and everything is fine now

I really need an answer

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Jun 14, 2019

Your ex can talk to the prosecutor but at the end of the day it’s the prosecutor’s call whether or not to continue the prosecution.

1 Answer | Asked in Communications Law and Internet Law for Ohio on
Q: Social media rights to accounts on facebook

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Shouldn't people on social media such as fb have rights to there account. Even though you don't directly pay fb they allow adds that are forced on you and there collecting money because of you seeing them. So your essentially making money for fb and should be at minimum... Read more »

Jason Brooks
Jason Brooks answered on May 28, 2019

Their ability to make money through your use is precisely why you are able to use it for free. Other paid platforms and services give you more rights and control. With that said, you still do retain a copyright in any picture or content you post (to the extent it’s your original — or licensed... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Communications Law, Real Estate Law and Land Use & Zoning for Ohio on
Q: What is the law in Ohio for HOAs regarding monthly board meetings pertaining to open communication of agenda?

Concern has been raised that the president is not sending out agenda items for discussion to all homeowners for monthly meetings. What is the law and requirement for information that is discussed at board meetings?

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Sep 24, 2018

Ohio law for condominium operation can be found at this link:

http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/5311 See Sections 5311.09 and 091.

There can be additional rules in the condominium declaration and bylaws.

See also this link: http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/1702

It provides rules...
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1 Answer | Asked in Communications Law, Contracts and Internet Law for Ohio on
Q: Lines of communication: Should a condo owner approach Board of Directors or management company with questions?
Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Mar 29, 2018

Start with the contact person at the management company. If they can't help, they can pass the problem to the board, or suggest that you contact the board president.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Communications Law, Juvenile Law and Municipal Law for Ohio on
Q: I was friends with a 21 year old girl and I'm 16, parents filed a no contact order for the girl, is there a way around?

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Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Jan 30, 2018

No, you can't contact her. That would violate the order. If you do that, you could put her in trouble. Do you want to do that to her? Move on, and have no contact with her.

1 Answer | Asked in Communications Law, Internet Law, Divorce and Child Custody for Ohio on
Q: My ex husband & have 50/50 parenting .. however his mom and dad pick her up and communicate with me because he isn’t

“Allowed” to talk to me he has my number blocked and he NEVER gets back with me about anything his mom and dad do the pick ups and drop offs and my ex won’t speak to me about any MATTER with our child , is this a valid reason to take him back to court for full custody

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Jan 4, 2018

Do the terms of the parenting agreement allow anyone other than your ex to pick them up? If not, then you could refuse to let the g-parents take them. Do the kids stay with the g-paretns after being picked up, or with your ex? Review the terms of the parenting agreement with your attorney, or... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Communications Law for Ohio on
Q: Can messages on Facebook be subpoenaed by a defence law

Rape and molesting charges talking about it on Facebook

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Jul 14, 2015

Yes, electronic communications can be subpoenaed.

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