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Q: I was assaulted in a corporation by an unknown individual I want to view video for was not granted can you please help
Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on May 20, 2020

You should report the assault to the police, who will review the video to see if it shows anything.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Ohio on
Q: I have a 19 yr son who keeps stealing from me and assaulting me physically and verbally.
Breezy M Warner
Breezy M Warner answered on Mar 25, 2020

There is no question here. If you are being assaulted and robbed you should contact the police and file a report.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Ohio on
Q: I was sentenced to prison in Ohio. nothing aggravated. and different counties. One court sentenced me to 9 months,

the other to 8 months Consecutively. Ohio gun laws state that someone cant own a gun in ohio it they served over a year in prison. Can I still own a gun considering my sentences where ran consecutively and not concurrent?

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Mar 6, 2020

Ohio law says you cannot possess a firearm if you have been convicted of a felony offense of violence or a felony drug offense. Federal law says you cannot possess a firearm if you have been convicted of an offense punishable (punishable, not actually punished) with more than 1 year in prison or a... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Probate for Ohio on
Q: Can cops pick me up for a warrant I have as I walk out of mental heath facility after being released?
Dimitrios Makridis
Dimitrios Makridis answered on Nov 20, 2019

An active warrant can be resolved by (1) appearing in front of a judge and trying to get it set aside, (2) turning yourself in, or (3) getting picked up on it, so the answer to your question is yes.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Ohio on
Q: Can i get a New charge on a case i already served time for?

I plead no contest to a f4 attempt to commit an offense. I served 6 months for it 3 years probation. Now theyre trying to charge me with an f2 felonious assault. Is this possible?

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Nov 20, 2019

We would need a bit more information to analyze whether or not there is a double jeopardy issue here but generally you can be charged with more than one offense out of a situation if each offense has a separate element or part.

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes for Ohio on
Q: I got a supervised release violation for being accused of committing crimes I never was arrested for
Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Nov 11, 2019

The standard of proof for violations is much lower than the standard for separate criminal offenses. Thus, it is possible to be found in violation even when there was no new criminal charge.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Ohio on
Q: I got charged aggravated menacing, no evidence at all. Will I be found guilty if she says she was in fear? All hearsay?

The new girlfriend hung up on me and kept me from talking to my daughter. I drove to my exes house to discuss it. Was asked to leave and I left. The sheriff based on her statement that I spoke to family members has hanged me with aggravated menacing. Will that fly in court? It’s completely false.... Read more »

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Oct 9, 2019

Well, you said you drove to her house and talked to her and then that you never had contact with her. So that’s not a great start. It’s possible that you mean a different “her.” Keeping this sort of stuff straight for the jury is exactly why it’s important to have a lawyer. You also... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Ohio on
Q: I got charged aggravated menacing, no evidence at all. Will I be found guilty if she says she was in fear? All hearsay?

The new girlfriend hung up on me and kept me from talking to my daughter. I drove to my exes house to discuss it. Was asked to leave and I left. The sheriff based on her statement that I spoke to family members has hanged me with aggravated menacing. Will that fly in court? It’s completely false.... Read more »

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Oct 9, 2019

Eyewitness testimony is not hearsay. It is known as direct testimony

Direct testimony is enough to convict

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Ohio on
Q: See something say something in ohio mean law can enter your home without search warrant?
Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Aug 16, 2019

have no understanding as to what you wrote

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Ohio on
Q: Can I file federal kidnapping charges if the person didn't bring your child back home to you
William Jaksa
William Jaksa answered on Jul 21, 2019

Short answer is yes, BUT, depends on several factors. Was there a child access/custody agreement in place? Was the child removed from the state? Was there an intention to bring back the child? A parent taking a child out-of-state for a weekend vacation would not be considered kidnapping. The police... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes and Identity Theft for Ohio on
Q: Can I press charges or use if an employee at a resturaunt forged my signature in order to get a higher tip?

This occurred in nyc but I'm an ohio resident. I have proof through my receipts, credit card statements, and the merchants copy of thebrecipt which shows the forgery.

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Jul 18, 2019

Yes, but you’ll need to contact law enforcement in NY where the event occurred.

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI, Civil Rights and Federal Crimes for Ohio on
Q: Was arrested for ovi and poss but have med issues and conditions that will affect a test

For me due to meds an seizures what are my laws

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Jul 10, 2019

You need to hire an attorney. A DUI is not a DIY situation. Work with your lawyer to present a case in court.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Ohio on
Q: I overturned 3 of my friends credit card rejection applications while working for a credit card company.

The total line of credit approved was 30,000. What will I be charged with and how much time am I looking at?

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Apr 26, 2019

Your location is listed as Tampa, FL but the questions in the Ohio forum. If the problem is in Ohio, the most likely charge is Falsification under ORC 2921.13(A)(8) which basically says you can’t lie to help someone get credit. At 30k it’s a fourth degree felony carrying 6-18 months in prison.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Ohio on
Q: should a lawyer be hired for revocation hearings
Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Apr 11, 2019

Yes

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Ohio on
Q: I am advocating for Jesse R. Brakeall A579320 currently serving a 15 to life sentence up for parole in 2023 clemency

We want to file for his clemency he has tried pro se but we need help there are circumstances and details in his case that indicate to severe sentence in his circumstance around the incident, he is claiming responsibility for his actions and there are things overlooked at the time the case was... Read more »

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Apr 8, 2019

Executive clemency is a tough sell. You all should hire an attorney to help you with this.

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes for Ohio on
Q: How would I know if I have a federal warrant?
Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Mar 16, 2019

You can contact the court or police but they may not tell you depending upon the circumstances. If you suspect you have a warrant, you really ought to hire an attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Ohio on
Q: I was caught going to Florida to get pain meds i got 3 months worth.I had two prior fusions in Columbus Ohio

I live in Columbus Ohio ...DEA came to my house served a warrant and took two bottles of meds one from Columbus and one from Florida

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Feb 11, 2019

You haven’t asked a question, but it’s clear you should be in the process of hiring an attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Ohio on
Q: I don’t understand why looking at non forced photos of children for sexual desires is illegal, why?

If bob enjoys in private photos of children in a bathtub or children at the beach for his sexual desire then what reasoning is there to make this illegal? I understand it when children are being forced into positions for taking certain photos but I’m not referring to photos that are obviously... Read more »

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Dec 22, 2018

For one thing, the children involved would have no way of even understanding the purpose of the pictures and therefore no way to offer informed consent. For another, people act on their desires, particularly when those desires are confirmed as being appropriate, or tolerated. For another, there is... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Ohio on
Q: Criminal law. I’m in need if someone

A incident happened 2 months ago where 2 girls tried to jump me at a gas station, they were kicking my car and busted my side mirror. I backed up and there were like 5 other people surrounding my car, so I came forward and one of the girls got hit as I was turning and she got back Up and went to my... Read more »

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Oct 30, 2018

It really depends upon where you are, who the judge is, and which version of events the evidence supports. You should, of course, hire an attorney.

2 Answers | Asked in Federal Crimes for Ohio on
Q: ISNT IT DOUBLE JEOPARDY IF SOMEONE HAS DONE TIME FOR A CHARGE AND FED RECHARGE THEM WHEN THEY FINISH STATE TIME

HOW CAN SOMEONE DO 27YRS FOR NON-VIOLENT DRUG CHARGE AND STILL LOCKED UP SUPPOSE TO GOT OUT BUT FEDS PICK HIM UP AND RECHARGED HIM FOR SAME CHARGE

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Oct 27, 2018

It is considered rude and shouting to write in all capital letters

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