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Q: How do I get a lawyer for my husband who is being held in Miami county jail on a PV holder for invest.

He’s been held for almost two weeks. And it’s over a neighbor saying he verbally threatened them. Which is a lie.

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Q: Can you be charged for receiving stol in property if the police find a stolen car in front of your house but you didn't
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answered on Jun 19, 2024

Generally speaking, to be guilty of receiving stolen property under Ohio law (ORC 2913.51), the prosecution would need to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you received, retained, or disposed of property of another, knowing or having reasonable cause to believe the property was obtained through... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Animal / Dog Law, Appeals / Appellate Law and Civil Rights for Ohio on
Q: What can I do to get my belongings back from my boyfriends mother?

For context, my boyfriend and I ended up losing our home and living in his moms basement for a couple months. I found out I was pregnant and soon after, him and his mom had gotten into an argument about the way we were being treated there. (Not being able to do laundry, being accused of things we... View More

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Q: Summit County,OH. How does Ohio apply Safe Drug Disposal Act right of possession by legal appointed executor.

My son arrested aggravated drug possession for having prescription of Grandmothers percocet in his car. My son is named in will as her legal appointed executor. He was taking pills for disposal at our pharmacy used drugs drop box. Does Ohio recognize Safe Drug Disposal Actright of executor to... View More

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Q: I need some advice on this situation.

Hello, and firstly I never thought l'd be in this position. I haven't been charged with anything at this time, and really just want advice. I'm a 22M, and recently got back on Tinder. I was swiping, got some matches, and ages varied. There was a girl that was marked as 18, we... View More

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Q: I had a previous probation violation for a OVI in Ohio and just finished serving time.

My case has since been closed but my license suspension doesn't end until 12/24/24. Due to violation, my driving privileges were also revoked. My recent motion request was denied. Would having an attorney assist give me better chances of getting approved for privileges? I work a half hour away... View More

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Q: When you ask for an attorney, are cops legally allowed to keep asking questions?

Occurred during arrest when I invoked the 5th and asked for attorney at least 5 times.

Still questioned me.

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Q: What is considered uneccesary take down?

I was arrested for physical control.

I was cuffed in back of cop car.

Left handcuff was so tight my entire hand and arm were going numb. I have a history of radial nerve palsy (lose ability to use hand and wrist for a few days).

I asked cop to loosen. He had me step out of... View More

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Q: I have heard of a "Search Incident to Arrest" before but one thing I can't seem to find is what is the time limit.

I maybe wrong so I am asking. Is there a time limit to how long a "search incident to an arrest" can be used? I thought it was a person has been arrested first and then searched and anything found during that time, drugs or a unregistered firearm for example, those would be additional... View More

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Q: Can I pay for a cryonics membership from donations that I will get

It’s from a website and I got it from my self paying for a radio and other listening things to advertise for my donations

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answered on Jun 4, 2024

I apologize, but I don't have enough context to fully understand your question or situation. It seems like you may be asking about using donations you receive from advertising on radio and other platforms to pay for a cryonics membership. However, without more details, it's hard for me to... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Constitutional Law, Education Law and Legal Malpractice for Ohio on
Q: What do I do because my son’s lawyers did not have him evaluated. They made have decide plea of life or trial maybe deat

Memory , sensory, brain damage (epilepsy). Mentally retarded,hearing loss,barely can read depression adhd emotionally neglected, forced to go gf stabbed him,, he only. Knew to take a tv not arson or anyone was there. On video but not used. And a lawyer I’ve called dozens of times and yet he is... View More

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answered on Jun 10, 2024

It sounds like your son is in a very difficult situation, and it's understandable that you are concerned about how his case has been handled. First, you should contact another attorney immediately to discuss your concerns about his current legal representation. This new attorney can review the... View More

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Q: how long do you have to file assault charge in ohio

how long do you have to file assault in ohio

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Ohio on
Q: If i witnessed child abuse in November 2023, is it too late to report it

I was too scared to report this at the time, because my child’s father still lived with me. I’m scared to get in trouble for not reporting it earlier but i’m scared for my child being with him. I saw him on the cameras hurting my child and he also told other people about it. He made me... View More

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Q: I retained a lawyer and one week later asked for a refund and they kept $750 for " administrative fees" is that legal?

Total cost was only $2500 to begin with and the only thing they did was notify courts that they were representing me Had a P.D .and a set court date but with Private lawyer the date was supposed to change to a week later but it never changed, still had same original court date . I never played... View More

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Q: My ex hacked my security cameras and is blackmailing me with photos she took from it what can I do
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answered on Jun 10, 2024

If your ex hacked your security cameras and is blackmailing you with photos, it's important to take immediate action. Start by securing your devices and changing all passwords associated with your security cameras and other accounts. Make sure to use strong, unique passwords to prevent further... View More

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Q: Are there any criminal defense attorneys who will do a free in person consultation?

My lines of communication are compromised and the only guy I spoke with who would do an in person consultation wanted $500 up front which seems like a sweet deal for him. Pay him before I even know if he can help with my case...

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answered on May 1, 2024

Hello- As long as the case is a criminal case in our jurisdiction and on a subject matter that we handle, we are happy to do an in person consultation, but we just need to know that basic information to make sure we can handle the case, if need be. We do not charge for the consultation.

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Q: I was in a autoparts parking lot , my car was over heating so i decided to take a nap why it cooled off. I dont drink .

A person called 911 cause they couldnt wake me( i was a sleep fir approximatly 28 minutes.)and told 911 that they didnt know what was wrong but i might be overdosed. Medics showed up and put me in the ambulance. The cops showed up and medic and cop said i admitted fentynal use(which i have never... View More

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answered on Apr 15, 2024

Based on the information provided, it seems like there are several potential legal issues at play:

1. Unreasonable search and seizure: If the police searched you and your vehicle without probable cause, your consent, or a warrant, it could be a violation of your Fourth Amendment rights...
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Q: Can a police officer legally stop and ID someone because they “look young” when it is past curfew, in ohio.
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answered on Apr 15, 2024

In Ohio, a police officer may stop and question a person who appears to be underage and out past curfew hours. However, the stop must be based on reasonable suspicion that the individual is violating curfew laws.

Key points regarding curfew stops in Ohio:

1. Ohio has a statewide...
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Q: Criminal law question. Search and Seizure question - legitimate search or violation of 4th and 14th amendments?

A vehicle occupied by 4 occupants crashes into a stationary object. Two of the occupants are fatally injured and died on scene. The other two occupants, one being the driver, are injured and found unconscious by responding public safety officials - police, fire/rescue, and paramedics.

The... View More

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answered on Apr 10, 2024

This is a complex legal question involving the Fourth Amendment protection against unreasonable searches and seizures and the legal doctrine of "plain view." Here are the key considerations:

1. Expectation of privacy: The Fourth Amendment protects against unreasonable searches and...
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