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Q: I am 25 and was stopped for speeding and had been drinking . This was my first DUI and my arraignment is in the morning

I’m currently not working , but should I plea not guiltily or guilty .

Patrick DiChiro
Patrick DiChiro
answered on Nov 24, 2023

I always recommend pleading not Guilty. The OVI is a high level misdemeanor. A first OVI carries 6 points on your license, which will definitely affect your insurance rates. You will also get a 1-3 year license suspension. So, this is something not to take lightly. It will have an impact on... View More

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Q: Can a judge plea not guilty for you, I challange this and she acknowledged
Roger  Bouchard
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Roger Bouchard
answered on Jul 13, 2023

Judges only accept or deny pleas. They do not make them. The defendant is the only one who can plea to their guilt or innocence.

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Q: I was stoped by OHIO SHRF Dpt for speeding and ficticious tags...impounded after refusing search..i If anything is fin

Illegal is found. After an invetory search after I've already been given a ticket. What are the rare Ramafications of that?

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
answered on Jul 12, 2023

Your impounded car is now in the custody of law enforcement and can be searched. If they find illegal contraband, you can be charged.

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Q: In Ohio I drive with international driving license issued from Sri Lanka and I got ticket reason noted as no license.

I gave my not expired international driving license to the police with temporary driving permit issued by BMV Ohio. As ticket i need to go to court for this.

Im just 5 months living in USA and this is my first ticket. Appreciate help

Nicholas P. Weiss
Nicholas P. Weiss
answered on Mar 27, 2023

You need to go get an Ohio license as you have lived in the state for more than 90 days.

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Q: License suspended ticket should I pay reinstatement fees and before or after I go to court

Was not informed my license was suspended

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams
answered on Jan 17, 2023

If you can obtain a valid driver's license and insurance before court, it will go a long way to making it easy to resolve the case.

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Q: Hello. I’ve got a ticket in the mail for 23 of December on 77 highway saying i was going 74 in 60 area. Is it legal?
Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams
answered on Jan 11, 2023

Without examining the ticket, it is hard to say. But if you are wondering if you can be ticketed after the fact, yes you can.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets, Federal Crimes and Municipal Law for Ohio on
Q: My son had a case which ended up getting dismissed. Now, 2yrs later they have indicted him for it. (F4 handling firearm)

They issued a warrant but told him over the phone he just needs to come to the court to receive the indictment and set a court date and he won't be arrested at that time, is this true or a trick? Also, what should he do concerning going forward with the charge/indictment? The case was closed,... View More

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams
answered on Nov 10, 2022

Your son should hire a local defense attorney and follow his or her advice. The statute of limitations on a felony charge is 6 years so while 2 seems like a long time, it is far from being precluded.

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Q: Is 4510.11 jailable?

I got a ticket for suspened license non-compliance

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams
answered on Nov 4, 2022

Yes. It's an M1 which carries a maximum sentence of 180 days jail. That said, very few people go to jail over DUS charges.

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Q: Can police use whiteout on traffic tickets?

My son have accidents and he is 17 years but the cop put my name by mistake and use whiteout on the ticket.

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams
answered on Oct 26, 2022

Yes, police can correct tickets.

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Q: What happens if I get insurance after the date of the offense and show them that?

I wasn’t able to show proof during my traffic stop, officer told me to provide proof when I pay my ticket. I got insurance after the fact, how will that effect what happens when I go to pay my ticket?

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams
answered on Oct 11, 2022

If you cannot show proof of insurance on the date on the ticket, the BMV will suspend your license for non-compliance.

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Q: Once a traffic ticket is dismissed do to the officer not writing ticket right can the officer reissue the ticket

And how long after can they reissue a ticket that has been dismissed

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams
answered on Oct 6, 2022

If the charge was dismissed without prejudice, the ticket can be reissued. Depending upon the nature of the violation they would have either 6 months (minor misdemeanor) or 2 years (regular misdemeanor). Either way, plenty of time. Tickets get dismissed all the time and rarely have I seen one... View More

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Q: Can a sheriff issue a traffic violation on private property under code 4511.202 ?

I was on private property pulling my boat trailer to park it after launching my boat and accidentally hit the ladder on the back of another boat with the fender of my trailer.

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams
answered on Oct 6, 2022

The code indicates it can be issued on "property open to the public." So, the nature of the private property would be the key to your proposed defense. If it's business, like a marina or boat storage place, or a camp ground, even private, residential property where the owner allows... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Ohio on
Q: If I were at a drive-thru and was being cut off after waiting a long time and I bumped the car in front of me can I get

In trouble if I drove away and she was calling the police? There are two ways to enter the drive-thru. She pulled into the one side about 7 minutes after me and insisted that she was first.

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams
answered on Aug 30, 2022

Yes, you can get in trouble for leaving the scene of an accident.

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Q: Did law enforcement need to get a new warrant because the vehicle was transfered in my name a hr.before the search?

I bought and titled the vehicle before the search. Dont they have to get a new warrant since the target vehicle changed ownership

?

Roger  Bouchard
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Roger Bouchard
answered on Jul 10, 2022

The warrant relates to the car as owned at the time when it was issued. Therefore the popo does not need to get a new warrant for a vehicle that transferred ownership while under the original warrant.

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Q: Hello. My husband got arrested tonight about a bench warrant. Back in July 2021 he got stopped for driving under suspen

He failed to appear in court for that.

I got stopped tonight while he was a passenger. They ran his s.s number and arrested him. He has had DUI's in the past 5+ yrs ago which is why his license is suspended. He owes child support too. They said in july 2021 the truck he was driving... View More

Roger  Bouchard
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Roger Bouchard
answered on Jul 10, 2022

First of all, he is facing multiple DUI's, which, if occurred within 10 years of each other raises the penalties significantly. Then, the DUS, which is a blatant disregard of the law under DUI suspension is an M1 which carries a possible 180 days. Make sure he has insurance. The plates are... View More

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Q: Traffic stop for window tint

During a traffic stop for window tint at night do police have to run your license and registration before they ask you to step out of the car and before they ask you to search your car

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams
answered on May 12, 2022

The police do not have to run your registration before asking you to step out or before asking to search though they generally do. You do not have to consent to the search. But you do have to get out and provide your information.

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Q: Court appearance for speeding

Kids in the back seat

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams
answered on May 12, 2022

You have not asked a question. However, if you were charged with child endangering as a result of this incident, it is far more serious than a speeding ticket and you should hire an attorney.

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Q: What is a liscense fortification suspension

I missed court but was told if box wasn't checked I didn't have to appear now they trying to take my driver license which I never had been driving since I was 16

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams
answered on Apr 28, 2022

A license forfeiture is a process by which a court invalidates your license to force you to deal with them. If you want your license back, you need to obtain a document called a release of forfeiture from the court. It is true that you do not have to appear in court, if they don't check the... View More

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