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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Ohio on
Q: If someone falls a false police report on you can they turn around and do it again in the same county

I was charged with a domestic that I did not do can that be overturned in the state of Tennessee and can she file another report of the same kind of incident in the same county

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams
answered on Jan 24, 2023

Yes, of course she can. While it is frustrating to be the subject of false reports, the police are not going to assume one report is false just because a previous one was. After all, doing so would be tantamount to concluding that a person who lied in one report couldn't possibly be the victim... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Libel & Slander for Ohio on
Q: Can you Sue an app for violation of your first amendment for banning you from commenting on their app

If I made a truthful statement with no profanity and/or offensive language towards anyone

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams
answered on Jan 16, 2023

No. The First Amendment protects you from government interference, not private parties. Apps, employers, and other private organizations and companies are free to allow access to only those who adhere to polices regulating speech.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Ohio on
Q: Can same charge of firearms under disability.be on your record twice from two different cities.one in September other in

March.same charge. Two different cities Lorain Bowen me over to Elyria

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams
answered on Jan 11, 2023

If it happened in two different places at two different times, how is it the same charge? If you mean can you be charged with the same crime more than once the answer is yes, if you commit the same offense more than once, you can be charged more than once.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Ohio on
Q: My daughters name was found to be on a students hit list.

Her name was on a students hit list. The school has a zero tolerance policy and only suspended the student for 10 days with a potential expulsion based on a closed door expulsion hearing that we are not allowed to go to. What would be our best avenue for how to handle this legally potentially... Read more »

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap
answered on Nov 17, 2022

Talk to your local county prosecutors office, which might want investigate and will decide whether to pursue a criminal action. Then use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local attorney who handles civil litigation cases.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Ohio on
Q: Four months ago my husband left me and took my dog which is registered in my name I want it back police won’t help

The police say it’s a civil matter. He brought two policemen to our house and took the dog. I asked the police why they were there and they said he wanted no fight. We hadn’t fought and don’t have a history of that so I was confused. They then said he told them it was his ptsd dog. He’s... Read more »

Nicholas P. Weiss
Nicholas P. Weiss
answered on Nov 9, 2022

You need to file for divorce and seek the dog as a marital asset.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Communications Law for Ohio on
Q: If a case is pending, how do I find out?

Case information, local or moved to federal level.

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams
answered on Aug 30, 2022

Most court websites have docket search features which allow you to search for cases by party name. The federal courts have a service called PACER which allows you to do so for all federal courts as well.

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Domestic Violence for Ohio on
Q: I am looking for a lawyer who will prosecute up to 3 union county deputies.

I apologize if this goes to Akron its fighting me to send this to Marysville.

Roger  Bouchard
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Roger Bouchard
answered on Jul 24, 2022

Call the UnionCounty prosecutors office.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Ohio on
Q: Can police seize your cell phone without a warrant in Ohio?

Someone called police and said there was a body at a house and said it was my grandson that called. It wasn’t we heard recordings and he was with me all that night.

Roger  Bouchard
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Roger Bouchard
answered on Jul 14, 2022

If the police have probable cause to believe that the cell phone was used for a crime, or contains evidence for a crime, they may seize it.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets and Civil Rights for Ohio on
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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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Ohio on
Q: police said they was not searching my property until 1130 I have radio transmissions proving they lied can I do anything

I have radio transcripts of the whole night every officer using radio to call in items to check if the items was stolen before they had a warrant and stated under oath they was not searching until 1130pm call logs was before that

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams
answered on Jun 28, 2022

You can share this information with your lawyer who may be able to use it to file a motion to suppress evidence and/or leverage a better deal.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Ohio on
Q: I’m looking for a public defender to represent me in a civil court traffic case which I have jury trial in October

I feel I’m being wrongfully sued for 25,000. Trail is in Butler County Ohio. I am nervous and don’t know where to start. if someone could point me in the right direction, I’d greatly appreciate it.

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams
answered on Apr 27, 2022

The Public Defender's Office represents indigent folks in criminal cases, not civil. Your local Legal Aid society is the place to contact for civil matters, if you are unable to afford representation in a civil matter. I am not sure if they will traffic matter but its worth reaching out to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law and Civil Rights for Ohio on
Q: If you win an appeal in the supreme court,can you sue for civil rights violations??
Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams
answered on Mar 9, 2022

Perhaps, it depends on the reason for the win.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support and Civil Rights for Ohio on
Q: Can I take my baby mom to court so that I could claim my kids on taxes every other year?

They live with her but I am a very present father. I do more for them than I do for myself. Anything they need I always buy.

Nicholas P. Weiss
Nicholas P. Weiss
answered on Feb 3, 2022

If you pay child support, you may be able to make an argument to claim one or more of the children, but it will be a fact-determination by the court.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Ohio on
Q: Would a disorderly conduct prevent me from owning a firearm in Ohio?

If it does is there anything I can do to get that removed?

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams
answered on Feb 2, 2022

A disorderly conduct conviction will not keep you from owning a firearm. It might be a problem with the sheriff, if you want a CCW license. But you can always have the record sealed later and that generally alleviates the sheriff's concerns on minor offenses.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Civil Rights and Landlord - Tenant for Ohio on
Q: How can I get someone to move out as quickly as possible?

They don't pay rent, they have no bills in their name. They do have msik that goes to that address in their name

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap
answered on Jan 14, 2022

You must evict them. Check your local court for the process, or use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local real estate attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Products Liability and Civil Rights for Ohio on
Q: Is there anything I can do if I find a broken crack pipe in the used shoes I purchased?

Yesterday, I went to the mall and bought a pair of used Jordan’s. I was only able to try on the shoe that was on display. When I got home and put my feet in my shoes I felt something at the tip of my feet. When I pulled it out it was a broken used glass pipe.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jan 12, 2022

An Ohio attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. The answer to your question could depend on the extent of injury. I hope you were not hurt. The best way to answer your question could be to reach out to Ohio law firms. If you have medical records, such as hospital... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Juvenile Law for Ohio on
Q: Hello I'm 15 now and I read about a emancipation I was wondering how I could do that because my parents are to strict

My mom uses my diabetes as a excuse for me not to walk places even though I have a phone if something bad happens then she said if I get a job and buy my own car and get a license she is going to call the police if i go somewhere by car or walk but I would be 16 when I do all this and what would... Read more »

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap
answered on Jan 4, 2022

Every teen thinks their parents are too strict. But Ohio does not allow a minor to seek emancipation. Emancipation cannot be accomplished by an act of the child alone. Emancipation is generally through the act of the child's parents regarding terminating child support for that child. A... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Civil Rights and Juvenile Law for Ohio on
Q: Hi I need major help I live here in Ohio my fiance sister has custody of my daughter she won't see or talk to her on

On Christmas and she begs my sister N law to let her talk to us she cry's every night and she is very emotional deserved child all she wants to do is come home we lost custody due to not having a job and all the other accusations against us was false and we'll I guess my question is do I... Read more »

Anthony C. Satariano
Anthony C. Satariano
answered on Jan 3, 2022

What rights you have will have been determined in the legal process in which you lost custody. If you were granted visitation, then you have a right to that visitation. If you were not granted visitation, then you will have to file for visitation.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Civil Rights and Domestic Violence for Ohio on
Q: Is it legal for an arranged marriage in ohio
Nicholas P. Weiss
Nicholas P. Weiss
answered on Dec 31, 2021

There is no designation for an arranged marriage, but if you are being coerced into marriage then it can potentially be annulled as a result of the coercion. If you are a minor and your parents are forcing you into marriage then you should call 1-855-642-4453 and report this to Ohio's... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Civil Rights for Ohio on
Q: Booked a caterer for my wedding. After tasting that took place in July was supposed to be provided a update proposal.

I have reached out to the vendor by calling and sending emails never got a response I had to go onto their website to do an inquiry to even get a response and when I did they told me that they will get back to me by sending out a proposal in a week or so it’s going on November now and I have yet... Read more »

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap
answered on Nov 19, 2021

Do you have a signed contract with them? If so, what does it say about dates to complete the planning? Does it have any deadlines that caterer has missed? Does it have a termination provision? Make contact with them whatever way you can, and try to work it out. Or sue them for breach of... Read more »

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