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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and White Collar Crime for Ohio on
Q: What do I do when I’m accused of Felony 5 theft when i had approval to take

I was told by multiple people above me I had the ability to take a product with out paying. These leaders i have seen do the same. I made sure I was on camera doing this so it did not look as if I was stealing. I have now been termed and charged with a felony 5. I have never been in legal trouble... View More

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams
answered on Apr 11, 2022

You need to get an attorney. Defending a criminal case is not something we can simply teach you to do in an internet forum.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Banking, Identity Theft and White Collar Crime for Ohio on
Q: Can i be convicted on charges if i never had a check cashed and they also don't have the check just a photocopy of it?

A friend of mine said he had done work for someone but didn't have an ID to cash a check they were paying him for the job so he had it put in my name. I went to cash this check and the bank acted a little fishy over this check and wanted me to stick around to ask the owner if it was legit. I... View More

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams
answered on Nov 4, 2021

Yes you could be convicted. Your defense goes to your state of mind and not knowing the check was a forgery. That can be difficult to back up. The prosecutor will almost certainly be convinced you were in on it. You should get a lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and White Collar Crime for Ohio on
Q: Will I have to do jail time for writing a bad check if I was unaware that I didn’t have the funds at the time?
Brian Joslyn
Brian Joslyn
answered on Sep 9, 2020

To be convicted of passing a bad check you must have intent. Under the Ohio Revised Code Section 2913.11, it states a person must have a “purpose to defraud” and must “know that it [the check] will be dishonored or knowing that a person has ordered or will stop order payment on the check.”... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and White Collar Crime for Ohio on
Q: Do city police have to wear masks and observe the 6 feet rule! I have witnesses
Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams
answered on Aug 8, 2020

There are no laws requiring police to observe social distancing guidelines.

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law and White Collar Crime for Ohio on
Q: As an 18 year old can I dropout of high school as a dependent on my father's tax papers without him landing in jail?

As I stated i'm 18 and he claimed me as a dependent, if I would dropout of high school can that land him in jail? I just want to make sure he isn't doing anything wrong if I would choose to drop out. He said he can be charged with a federal crime for Tax Fraud and I want to make sure that... View More

D. Mathew Blackburn
D. Mathew Blackburn
answered on Dec 3, 2019

The ability to claim you as a dependent is not related to whether you're in high school. The question is did he provide over one half of your support.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and White Collar Crime for Ohio on
Q: Need lawyer that deals in Greene county Ohio felony cases that accept payment arrangement

Felony theft and forgery

Patrick DiChiro
Patrick DiChiro
answered on Jan 21, 2019




1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes and White Collar Crime for Ohio on
Q: How long can a federal hold for extradition to Florida on a supervised release charge be ? Is there a time limit ?

Son is in a county jail in indiana with a detainer hold from Miami Dade Federal court . It has been 14 days

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin
answered on Oct 8, 2018

Does he h ave local charges?

If so, the Feds won't pick him and take him to federal court until that case is resolved .

When he goes to federal court he will be appointed counsel. There is a procedure in federal court called removal. He could decide if he wishes to waive an...
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1 Answer | Asked in Insurance Bad Faith and White Collar Crime for Ohio on
Q: I was charged with falsification documents and criminal tools. Insurance fraud. Am I going to jail?

The officer said because I cooperated that the judge would keep me out of jail because of that. But I accidently missed my court date and I had to recite myself. So does this mean that I will be taken to jail now?

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams
answered on Aug 23, 2017

That you missed one time and had to reschedule is not going to have a major impact on the outcome. You really ought to have an attorney for this. Police officers are not very reliable sources of legal advice and often minimize to keep people calm. You need a lawyer familiar with the judge... View More

1 Answer | Asked in White Collar Crime for Ohio on
Q: Is there a statuette of limitations on fraud charges in Ohio supposedly check fraud as I had an old account a group cal

A group called me saying they have a wage garnishment and that the district attorney is going to pursue check fraud charges against me I haven't had this account in like 8 years I asked for proof that I owe something like copies of the checks the lady just says well that will be in discovery... View More

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams
answered on Jan 17, 2017

I suspect you are dealing with a debt collector. They probably have missed the statute of limitations, though they may have obtained a judgment against you at some point in the past and are just now catching up to you. The prosecutor's office doesn't call people up and say they will... View More

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