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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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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 Federal Crimes and Identity Theft for Ohio on
Q: I need a fraud lawyer to call my son.
Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Aug 5, 2018

Your son needs to call an attorney if he has been accused of fraud. You can find many here online, in the phone book, or by asking around.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Sexual Harassment for Ohio on
Q: If 18 U.S.C. 1470 then why do adults get charged for sending sexual images to minors over 15?
Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Jul 20, 2018

Because the statute you cited says 16...

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Ohio on
Q: Is there any single law against crimes that casinos are doing for manipulating slot machines on a daily bases?

Lost 300k in last 10 years for this crime

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Jul 16, 2018

It is illegal for the casino to rig games in a way specific to some individual or jackpot, yes. But, the games are rigged the regular old legal way so any long time player is bound to be a loser. Look at the machines. They actually say on them things like "This slot pays out 97% of all wagers,"... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Ohio on
Q: This has been expunged for several months. You need to remove those immediately.

I would appreciate this being removed without me having to ask for legal advice on how to remove it. Sheppard vs. state Kelsey l Sheppard is the one.

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on May 24, 2018

It’s unclear from your question where the expunged case is appearing. If it is on Justia, any request to remove it would need to go to the website’s management team. This forum connects you to Independent lawyers in the community. I doubt the website people will see it. Also, I suspect more... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Civil Rights and Federal Crimes for Ohio on
Q: Can you be punished by law for purposesly beating on a disabled individual.?

If the police won’t do anything when there’s witnesses and it’s happened more than 2x he was specifically targeted because he is autistic what should his mother do to get justice for him being assaulted because the police department is treating him as if what these boys did was ok

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on May 24, 2018

You can be punished by law for beating on anyone. Assault is illegal. How old are these boys? Perhaps the police believe this situation is better handled by parents and teachers than police officers and judges.

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