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1 Answer | Asked in Constitutional Law, Gov & Administrative Law and Municipal Law for Ohio on
Q: Which supersedes Civil Service Rules or ORC

ORC 124.45 States that a promotion exam is valid for two years. Local civil service states that the test is good for one year and the bargaining unit contract states that Civil Service supersedes ORC 124.45-124.48

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answered on Jan 10, 2024

In situations where there is a conflict between state law and local civil service rules, the supremacy of one over the other can depend on the specific context and legal framework of the state. Ohio Revised Code (ORC) 124.45 sets the validity of a promotion exam at two years, while your local civil... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Constitutional Law, Federal Crimes and Gov & Administrative Law for Ohio on
Q: Is it legal to purchase, and not use, a fake naturalization certificate? It's only for a short film.

I have a short film in which an immigrant would display her naturalization certificate. I didn't think anything about it until I tried to find a means of attaining one and encountered a number of warnings about it.

I have no intention of using it beyond film and social media character... View More

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answered on Dec 23, 2023

Purchasing a fake naturalization certificate, even for use in a film or for social media purposes, is legally risky and not advisable. Federal law prohibits the production, sale, and possession of fraudulent government documents, including naturalization certificates. This applies regardless of... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Ohio on
Q: What are the gun law requirements in Ohio when carrying in a vehicle for non CHL holders?
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answered on Dec 4, 2023

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...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Gov & Administrative Law and Municipal Law for Ohio on
Q: Can two people legally fist fight if they both consent
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answered on Dec 2, 2023

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,...
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1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Municipal Law for Ohio on
Q: Can I make a motorized bicycle or moped as long as it meets the safety standards and be street legal
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answered on Aug 15, 2023

In Ohio, you can legally create and operate a motorized bicycle or moped if it meets certain requirements. To be street legal, the motor should have a piston displacement of 50cc or less, and the vehicle's maximum speed shouldn't exceed 20 mph on a flat surface. If you're 14 or 15,... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Ohio on
Q: Can I get help replacing all lost documents?

My adult daughter was homeless and staying with us (her parents) from time to time but moving around and had lost most of her documents. She's trying to get her life back on track and is staying with us more and more and we're on the road to replacing what she's lost and we've... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Aug 2, 2023

An Ohio attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. Most large agencies have provisions for replacing lost cards or other documents. Depending on what it was that was lost, you could approach the respective agencies (Department of Motor Vehicles, Social Security... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Ohio on
Q: I am trying to sue the county prosecutor office. I was told to amend my complaint? How do I amend my complaint?

Who do I list as the defendant? If the county Departm is who I going after

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams
answered on Jan 20, 2023

You amend a complaint by filing a new document titled Amended Complaint with the changes you are making. If suing the prosecutor, one would generally sue the elected individual in their representative capacity, and if alleging malicious wrongdoing, in their personal capacity as well, along with any... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law for Ohio on
Q: Is it legal for the City of Lorain, Ohio Building Department to ask for an Owner's SS Number, Driver License & D.O.B

The City is requesting this information to obtain a Rental Dwelling Housing License (Occupancy Permit)

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answered on Feb 1, 2024

Yes.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Ohio on
Q: In the State of Ohio, can children protective servers? Put neglect on your name without going to court
Todd B. Kotler
Todd B. Kotler
answered on Dec 28, 2023

This question needs more facts. One cannot tell whether dependency and neglect has simply been alleged and a hearing is pending, or has children's Protective Services remove the children on an emergency basis under what is referred to as Juvenile Rule 6. In either of the described... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law, Gov & Administrative Law and Municipal Law for Ohio on
Q: A city I use to live in is asking for 1k in taxes 5 years later (2018) I'm not sure why they didn't notify me in 2018.

They are saying I made 55k in 2018. I did not. I worked at Panera bread part time. I did not make 55k. I need advice on this situation.

Blake Goodman
Blake Goodman
answered on Jul 26, 2023

It sounds like there's more confusion than legal issues here. Call the tax department and get an explanation of what's going on. Go to the source and get good information that your rights are being impinged before contacting an expensive attorney for help

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law, Government Contracts, Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Ohio on
Q: How can i find out that im under investigation from gov. Being that being followed everywhere i go for weeks now
Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams
answered on Apr 28, 2023

Depending upon the situation, a quite inquiry from an attorney may yield an answer but the government is under no obligation to inform you that you are under investigation.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Gov & Administrative Law and Municipal Law for Ohio on
Q: i am on probation in Cleveland muni court and Cuyahoga common pleas. common pleas has the longest possible sentence.

i am on probation in Cleveland muni court and Cuyahoga common pleas. common pleas has the longest possible sentence.

Under ORC Section 2951.022 | Supervision of concurrent supervision offender. It says that the court that has imposed the longest possible sentence has jurisdiction.... View More

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams
answered on Apr 26, 2022

It’s not automatic, especially since the statute authorizes the judges to change the concurrent supervision rules more or less as they see fit. I would start with a conversation with the two probation officers before going to the court.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Ohio on
Q: How long does HUD have to release a lien after paying off a partial claim?

I had a HUD partial claim with NOVAD. I recently refinanced and my lender paid off the partial claim as part of the refinance. The title company advised me that the check was cashed by NOVAD on 10/25/2021. It is now 12/24/2021. I have not received any official correspondence from NOVAD or my lender... View More

Bruce Martin Broyles
Bruce Martin Broyles
answered on Dec 25, 2021

Ohio requires a satisfaction of mortgage to be filed 90dsys after payment

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law for Ohio on
Q: I was wondering what the current up to date age of consent is in the state of Ohio
Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams
answered on Sep 22, 2021

The age of consent in Ohio is 16. That said, an adult who engages in a sexual relationship with a child runs a lot of other, non-sex offense legal risks like contributing to the delinquency of a minor and interference with child custody. It's best to just stick to 18 and up.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Ohio on
Q: Can my employer put me on unpaid administrative leave cause another employee lying about me saying I said a curse word

A week prior to being put on unpaid administrative leave my supervisor had asked me if I said the F word at work while I was in a meeting with my union grievance official. I told her no I did not. I worked the whole following week with no issues. Then the next week after that week I was out on FMLA... View More

Carrie Dyer
Carrie Dyer
answered on Mar 17, 2021

More information is needed to fully analyze your situation. Is your administrative leave paid? You should contact an employment attorney in your area to discuss whether you may have a claim for FMLA interference or FMLA retaliation, depending on what ultimately happens with regard to your... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Social Security for Ohio on
Q: Am I allowed to earn money while receiving ssi? If yes how much can I earn, and not affect my payment?
Kenneth Prigmore
Kenneth Prigmore
answered on Dec 30, 2020

FYI, the short answer is any work is a bad idea. SSA doesn't have a minimum amount that is required before they review your file and possibly make a new decision.

The longer answer is that SSA does not review files for a couple of years at a time. To get their attention sooner, you...
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1 Answer | Asked in Communications Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Ohio on
Q: Is it illegal for an inmate to give you ideas over the phone on what to post on social media to advocate them

Advocating them to get life in prison instead of Death row

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams
answered on Dec 14, 2020

Generally no, but if those are ideas involve threatening or coercing witnesses/victims, then yes.

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law for Ohio on
Q: In ohio how do i find out if im linked to a specific car or that cars license plate?

Ex. I have an active warrant amd no license in ohio but my cars registered in my dads name so that way its legal but if ohio cop runs plates will he get my current info such as warrant xcetera???

David A. Ingram
David A. Ingram
answered on Oct 31, 2020

In Ohio, warrants are issued against a person, not property. While the car is registered to your father, the warrant is linked to your name, date of birth, and social security number. The BMV will put a warrant block on your license (if you had one), preventing you from renewing your license until... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Business Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Ohio on
Q: Is it legal in Ohio for retailers to refuse cash payment? All US monies have "Legal Tender" on them...

Most retailers in our area are refusing cash payment and instead are requiring you to pay via card or some sort of cash app.

Mark Martin Turner
Mark Martin Turner
answered on Jul 16, 2020

Yes, it is legal for a private business to accept only some sorts of payments and to refuse cash payments. A governmental institution or chartered bank cannot refuse cash.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Real Estate Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Ohio on
Q: Our deed was fraudulently transferred. The criminals have since been convicted. We have yet to have the deed returned.

This happened over 2yrs ago and the title office and everyone else has given us the runaround. The property has since taken on extensive damage due to vandalism ect.. What should be our next steps. Would the county be at least partially responsible for damages? The criminals were ordered almost... View More

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answered on Jul 13, 2020

If the original court proceeding found the transfer to be fraudulent, you can use that to seek a voiding of the transfer. You may need to file a complaint for declaratory judgment and quiet title.

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