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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Federal Crimes for Ohio on
Q: u get caught with a gun and gt out on bail , bt get caught months later w/ a gun get 3yr state can the feds pick it up

Do we have to wait till he’s done with the 3 1/2 years .. non violent offender covidt is taking over and killing them in there in Belmont corrections needed help and understanding i was told that u would help consult me and look into it to retain a lawyer

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Jun 1, 2020

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Civil Rights for Ohio on
Q: I'm 18 and have adhd but employed can I legally move out of my parents house
Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Jun 1, 2020

At 18, you are an adult and can live where you want. But you also will have to get job, a place to live, provide your own car insurance, health insurance, etc. if your parents remove you from their policies.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Civil Rights for Ohio on
Q: A seller's agent contacted my loan officer without permission even though he was provided a preapproval letter
Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on May 15, 2020

Agents tend to follow up on timing and progress of the loan process, especially now, with so much disruption because of the virus lockdown. If the loan officer gave your personal info, switch to a different lender.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Personal Injury and Small Claims for Ohio on
Q: Trying to see if there are any Probono lawyers available to take on a case against FCGSB for my disabled daughter.

I have a 19 year old daughter, Arianna, that has 15 co-morbid diagnoses. Franklin County Guardianship Service Board was appointed in 3rd Party Guardian Dec 2019. Due to Arianna's father (Drew) and I not being able to navigate Co-Guardianship. He refuses to acknowledge 14 of her diagnoses and... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on May 3, 2020

You could see if the Ohio State Bar Association lists any resources, or you could try to contact them (it could be difficult at the current time with the health crisis) if they could direct you to any entities that could be helpful. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Domestic Violence for Ohio on
Q: In Ohio, can someone arrested for domestic violence but convicted of disorderly conduct 4 misdemeanor own a gun?

I was arrested for domestic violence but convicted of disorderly conduct 4 misdemeanor with a violating temporary protection order in 2012. Are my firearm rights gone?

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Apr 16, 2020

You can own a firearm. You may have difficulty obtains a concealed carry license.

2 Answers | Asked in Banking and Civil Rights for Ohio on
Q: I feel as though my bank is discriminating against me, what are my options available?

I opened an account with a bank, and hardly used it for almost a year. During that time period, the amount of funds never went past $500, or negative. My intent was to switch banks once I felt more comfortable with the establishment. Well, my first major transaction was flagged, and without... Read more »

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Apr 13, 2020

I think your bank suspects you fraud. It’s not discrimination. What you’ve done is highly suspicious. It may be legitimate but they are going to investigate.

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Ohio on
Q: someone bought my place on a sheriff action when they showed up out no where with no papers stating he bought it

said we had 5 days to move out so I stayed because he never gave me legal papers to show me that he really bought my landed an show up again an put a paper on my door stating ton move again that wasn't a real court paper

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Apr 5, 2020

You might want to call the sheriff or courts and find out if he’s legitimate

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Ohio on
Q: What are my legal rights as tenant in Cincinnati Ohio if I can't afford my rent any more due to loss of job due covid19

Most recently laid off due to covid19 pandemic. Girlfriend hours reduced 50%(roommate). We can no longer afford the rent and asked the landlord if we can pro rate our rent until this pandemic passes. They said no by law they are not required to. We even suggested that they can apply rent we... Read more »

Nicholas P. Weiss
Nicholas P. Weiss answered on Apr 5, 2020

Any federally subsidized housing through HUD has restrictions on evictions through April. Otherwise it's business as usual and the landlord has discretion as to whether they will evict.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Civil Rights and Domestic Violence for Ohio on
Q: I am a teacher and a coach in Ohio. I have a student, also one of my players who lives in a very bad home situation.

Her mother is addicted and verbally abusive when drinking. Social services has been called several times over the last couple of years but they always leave the young lady and along with her younger her sister in the home after the interview. She reports that things are always worse when they... Read more »

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Apr 2, 2020

Her sister can contact children's services and ask for temporary custody.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Ohio on
Q: Expungement. 2009 felony of th 5th receing stolen property.

Also have a MM for marinuana possesion in 2010

Breezy M Warner
Breezy M Warner answered on Mar 25, 2020

In Ohio expungement of a record is limited to specific crimes, generally only available for victims of sex trafficking. However, Ohio does allow for sealing records of a non violent nature, that do not involve minors. You must wait 3 years from final disposition of the felony, and 1 year for the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Civil Rights for Ohio on
Q: I’ll be 17 1/2 in May. If I have a place to go and a job, will I be able to voluntarily leave my family’s home?
Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Mar 22, 2020

Not until you are 18. And eve then you should be sure to have health insurance.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Ohio on
Q: What can I do to have disciplinary action taken against a cruel and uninformed psychiatric nurse practitioner?

Refusal to prescribe or even hear me out. Putting my baby at risk of preterm delivery.

Anthony C. Satariano
Anthony C. Satariano answered on Mar 19, 2020

More facts would need to be known to give complete advice on this matter.

The standard for malpractice against a healthcare provider is very high. Nothing in your question posed leads me to believe you have a malpractice claim.

You always have the option to complain to the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Real Estate Law and Small Claims for Ohio on
Q: After the disillusion papers are signed and notarized can my ex-partner come after my house or my money?

We've only been married for 8 months and we have no children together. He was never on the deed to my house.

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Mar 11, 2020

The separation agreement specifies the terms of division of property, including your house. Since you have questions about the dissolution process to terminate your marriage, and questions about the agreement, you should use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local divorce attorney to review the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Car Accidents and Civil Rights for Ohio on
Q: My husband and I are both facing security suspensions. What are our rights amd now do we defend ourselves at our hearin
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 27, 2020

Your rights and the potential arguments you might be able to make in your defense could depend upon your particular situation. You could contact traffic ticket lawyers in Ohio who practice near the county where the matter is pending. Some offer free brief initial consults. Such a consult could help... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Civil Rights and Social Security for Ohio on
Q: Is it illegal for my ex wife to keep my childrens social security numbers away from me if I'm supposed to claim one
Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Feb 18, 2020

Check your prior tax returns, which will list the children's SSN. You can get copies of prior returns from the IRS. If the divorce decree and separation agreement specified that you could claim as a dependent, and she doesn't provide the SSN, then you could file with the court to order... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy, Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Ohio on
Q: Purchase of Car without title

My friend got into trapped by purchase of car without title. He was informed by the seller that he will get the title released from the bank but still seller has not paid off the loan and title is not yet released.

Now my friend is chasing the seller but seller is not responding.... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Feb 12, 2020

Depending on the value of the car or how much was paid, he should file a complaint in either Superior Court or the Supreme Court. He probably should consult a local debtors rights attorney who can oversee the finer points.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Appeals / Appellate Law, Civil Rights and Landlord - Tenant for Ohio on
Q: How to stop an illegal eviction in Ohio? Please help! Emergency situation w/ children! Going to be homeless!

My landlord evicted me within 24 hours after I reported a sexual assault by a neighbor. Trying to make us move, he’s been harassing us & saying discriminating things-via text! He posted a wrong 3 day that the magistrate at court ignored & the magistrate wouldn’t let us speak without... Read more »

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Feb 7, 2020

Talk to the attorney who agreed to take your case about the process to object to the magistrate's decision, but if it was for non-payment of rent, you might not succeed in stopping the eviction. And if the magistrate granted the eviction, typically the tenant only has 7 days before the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Gov & Administrative Law for Ohio on
Q: Is the question below legally allowed to be enforced by the University I am attending?

The University I am at enforced a new parking rule saying cars are not allowed to pull through a spot or back into it, all the license plates need to be facing the isle for the security cars to scan them. I feel like that’s a bit much and can the university really restrict the way in which a car... Read more »

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Feb 3, 2020

A parking lot is private property, and the owner can impose any restrictions on parking, and tow vehicles that do not comply.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Ohio on
Q: Is the police chief legally able to do this ?

Chief's Message, Wednesday, January 22nd, 2

311.02 SPECIAL EVENTS; PARADES AND ASSEMBLAGES.

(a) Any person, persons, corporation or association desiring to use a public park, street or other public property of the City of Port Clinton to hold an activity or event shall first... Read more »

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Jan 23, 2020

Yes, permitting for public events is common throughout the country. As long as it’s done for safety and scheduling’s sake and not used to discriminate, the courts allow it.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Education Law for Ohio on
Q: I was wondering if I can be expelled from school for something not mentioned in the handbook.

I was accused of something with no proof, given 30 seconds to gather all of my things, expelled for something not mentioned in the handbook and off of school property.

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Jan 23, 2020

You can certainly be expelled for something that isn’t in the handbook. They can’t possibly be expected to cover every possible action and most contain some catchall kind of phrase like “other conduct unbecoming of a student.” What are you accused of doing?

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