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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Ohio on
Q: Can Carrying concealed weapon charge be lessened to something else or dismissed
Hunter G. Cavell
Hunter G. Cavell answered on Jul 9, 2020

Talk to a criminal defense attorney. This will depend on the circumstances, the prosecutor, and the judge. There is no one-size-fits-all answer here.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Ohio on
Q: Can Carrying concealed weapon F4 charge be reduced or dismissed
Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Jul 5, 2020

Any charge can be reduced or dismissed. The question is will it be, and that depends upon the facts and the work of an attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Identity Theft for Ohio on
Q: my x commited credit card theft while I was in the store with him!

He told me he was buying us clothes because I was pregnant at the time! The second time he did it he stole my card out my mail box that had 500$ on it! And told me he still had my card with the money on it he just grabbed it for me he said well we went to the same place went shopping for our baby... Read more »

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Jun 15, 2020

You haven't asked a question, but you really ought to hire an attorney.

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

The Justia forum allows you to post questions that lawyers like me can then offer answers to. If you want to contact a lawyer directly, you can do so with the information located on their profile or in the directory. As far as I know, Justia does not actively consult.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Ohio on
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.

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