However, I recently had a fail on my intoxalock of .029 and passed on the third try after about 30 min. The court contacted me and told me the judge has revoked my driving privileges until dec. If I hire an attorney to help me file a motion how long does it usually take for a decision? I have since... View More
Hi! This is a bit of a difficult question to answer because it all depends on the judge. First, depending on the court's docket, the decision on your motion can take weeks to months. Good job for continuing to go back to counseling and continuing your efforts to improve. However, it is...View More
I was a witness in a criminal trial for the defense. I went and spoke to law enforcement to advise them of what happened just prior to the alleged crime At the trial the defense attorney asked for a separation of witnesses. I was subpoenaed in the courtroom, forced to leave, and then never called... View More
The Answer to your question is yes. If you are a defense witness and the prosecutor knows about you and thinks there is something that you can add to his or her case, then they can add you to their witness list. The opposite is also true. Many times as a defense attorney, I put a witness that is...View More
In Ohio, if your charges have been expunged, you may have the opportunity to restore your gun rights. Expungement, or sealing of a criminal record, can effectively remove the conviction from your public record, which might otherwise disqualify you from possessing firearms. However, the process for...View More
Wife & I were going to rent an apartment from someone claiming place was ready. It was far from it. Recently found out this situation has been happening to multiple people by the same landlord. Can we get anything back? They only gave us a small portion back. We are still out $975 and now... View More
Given the description, you may file a complaint in small claims court against the landlord. Whether you can succeed will depend, in large part, on the language in the agreement you signed. Try and identify portions of the landlord's responsibilities that the landlord failed to perform....View More
Supplemental Response to discovery request means there is additional discovery the Prosecutor is providing to the Defense/Defendant as required under Criminal Rule 16 of the Rules of Criminal Procedure. This could be any tangible evidence( police report/narrative,dash cam/cruiser video,forensic...View More
While my fiancee & I were doing deliveries a week ago on last delivery when left at stop sign a cop car down the road at a stop sign with lights out, so as usual I used all my signals and waited 5 sec before turning I wasn't followed think I went through 3-4 stop signs and 4 roads before... View More
In the situation you described, it appears that you were stopped by the police for alleged traffic violations and questioned about your activities. It's essential to remember your rights during such encounters. You have the right to remain silent and not answer questions beyond providing your...View More
After a federal case is dismissed, the process for handling forfeiture depends on the specifics of the case and the nature of the forfeiture. If property was seized as part of the investigation or proceedings, its return typically hinges on whether the dismissal of the case removes the legal basis...View More
In the context of your friend's situation, a "revocation for community control supervision" typically means that his attorney is requesting a review or hearing regarding the status of his community control or probation. This review is usually initiated when there are concerns about...View More
In Ohio, Senate Bill 288 does not automatically make judicial sanctions sentences concurrent to felony sentences. Senate Bill 288 allows judges to impose "judicial release" sanctions, allowing individuals serving felony sentences to be released early for certain offenses. However, the...View More
In Ohio, if drugs are found in a prison cell, the legal consequences for individuals sharing the cell can vary. While every case is unique, the mere presence of drugs in a shared space may not automatically lead to charges for everyone in the cell. Prosecutors typically need evidence linking the...View More
To expunge dismissed felonies in Ohio, start by checking eligibility criteria and ensuring you've completed the waiting period, typically one year from dismissal. Obtain court records of the case, fill out an expungement application, and file it with the court, paying any applicable fees....View More
In Ohio, non-CHL holders can carry a loaded handgun in their vehicle but it must be unloaded and placed in a locked container or a compartment that is out of the immediate reach of the driver or any occupant of the vehicle.
Here are some additional details about Ohio's gun laws for...View More
In Ohio, as in many states, consenting to a physical fight does not necessarily make it legal. Even if both parties agree to a fist fight, it can still be considered a breach of the peace or a violation of public order laws.
The legal system generally discourages acts of violence,...View More
If your apartment was raided and your electronics were seized under a search warrant, it's understandable that you would want updates on your case. However, contacting the police officer directly may not be the best approach, especially if you are a suspect in the case. Police officers are...View More
In Ohio, the severity of the potential sentence for your friend will depend on various factors, including the specific charges related to the counterfeit money, guns, and stolen checks. Each of these offenses carries its own potential penalties, and if charged with multiple offenses, these can...View More
I was pulled over because the cop lied and said I committed a few minor traffic offenses. After he searched and found some roaches he hit me with a field sobriety and had confiscated my phone. I told him I wanna call my attorney and he refused to and told me I'm not allowed. He also never read... View More
In your situation, it's important to understand your rights. The police can temporarily confiscate your phone during an arrest to prevent tampering or destruction of evidence. However, you have the right to contact an attorney, and this should be allowed once you are in custody and the...View More
Also let’s say a percent was there with me at the time and had no clue. But sacks stated that it would be up to beachwood if I was to get prosecuted. I made it out the store with nothing. They got the hat back but it was a petty theft dropping the hat in my bag. So the main 2 question for you is,... View More
If you were caught by the store for taking a hat and the police were involved, it is possible that you could be charged with theft. In Ohio, taking merchandise from a store without paying can be classified as petty theft, which is often a misdemeanor if the value is under $1,000. The fact that the...View More
If you feel that a judge's prior conduct or statements demonstrate a possible bias or lack of impartiality in your current case, you have the option to file a motion for recusal. The motion should detail the specific incidents or comments that you believe indicate bias. It's important to...View More
A bind over is where a defendant has been charged with a felony. The case begins in the municipal court or lower court and is ‘bound over’ to the CPC or Common Pleas Court. Remember that municipal courts can only hear misdemeanors not felonies. Felonies are in the jurisdiction of the Common...View More
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