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
Son is 18yrs old went to court for underage consumption in Ohio, (was only carrying 12pk of beer not drinking) met with the public defender before court who went into court for him and came out said you were given a diversion program. So you will need to pay court costs and take an online class... View More
Arraignment dates may be continued because all the evidence has not been brought into the prosecutor’s, by the officers who give them then tickets , so they may need more time. Often, we receive an initial charge, but sometimes all the facts aren’t there to charge further, there can others...View More
I was rescent arrested do to my soon to be ex husband falsely told police I hit him. When he was the one who attacked me. He new the police on the screen. They didn't read me my rights and said it wasn't necessary. Refused my phone call. Then would let me reach out to my lgbtq advocated... View More
In Ohio, as in the rest of the United States, the Miranda warning is a legal safeguard designed to protect an individual's Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination. If a law enforcement officer fails to provide a Miranda warning before a custodial interrogation, the primary legal...View More
Did not commit a crime but someone is mad at me and is retaliating by saying I was the one who beat him up but I didn’t. He picked me out of a photo lineup. Wondering if I stand a chance even though I didn’t do anything.
When it comes to a phone lineup there is a procedure that has to be followed before the line up can be considered reliable. The line-up procedure is governed by O. R.C. 2933.83. The procedures purpose is preventing suggestive methods when picking out a suspect.
Says f2 on the agg poss of drugs 19.4 grams now they claim the box of drugs was in tge fliir board but if it was then i couldn't have flipped the numbers on the lock box bc of all my bags and coat and shoes were in floor and the weed Amit to but that was in cup holder tge law never asked me... View More
I am sorry about your situation. The best way to handle a drug case such as this is to find a defense lawyer that is able to access whether a Motion to Suppress needs filed. See if BCI is able to fingerprint any of the evidence to see whether your prints are on them, because if not, that might be...View More
If you believe a lawsuit has been filed involving you without your knowledge, it's imperative to immediately obtain a copy of the court records related to case number 3:2013cv00060 from the relevant jurisdiction. This will provide clarity on the nature of the lawsuit, the parties involved, and...View More
If a person has repaid an overpayment to Social Security, they should maintain records of the repayment. In some cases, an indictment for theft of government property may be based on misunderstandings or errors in record-keeping. To address such a situation, it's advisable for the individual...View More
It's unusual for someone to be prosecuted for an overpayment of Social Security benefits that has been repaid. Social Security overpayments often occur due to errors or changes in circumstances, and the Social Security Administration (SSA) typically works with individuals to resolve these...View More
Had CS hearing for contempt- couldnt make it. Warrant issued. Paid to get recalled, was issued new hearing (employee came out, handed me new date paper & said “be there”). Again, date conflicting. I asked how to reschedule. She refused to go back (hearing was done w/ me in the lobby) to ask... View More
The employees cannot give legal advice. There are literally signs all over every court stating this. YOU are responsible for either hiring an attorney or learning the rules through independent research. Appear before the court ASAP and make your explanation. Better yet, invest in actually...View More
Yes, you have the right to represent yourself in court, including in cases involving protection orders in Ohio. This is known as representing yourself "pro se." However, it's important to be aware that legal proceedings, especially those involving protection orders, can be complex,...View More
In Ohio, you generally cannot file for a restraining order on behalf of another adult because the law requires the person seeking the restraining order to be the victim or the person in need of protection. The law aims to respect individual autonomy and prevent abuse of the legal process. This...View More
My son was arrested May 5, 2023 bonded him the next morning after court. Informed us that he had to return to court on May 12. Went to court and after sitting in the waiting area informed that he didn't have to come and he would get a new court date via mail. As of today 8/23/2023 no court... View More
In Ohio, the rules regarding the timeline for providing discovery, which includes evidence and information related to a criminal case, can vary based on the specific court rules and local practices. Generally, the prosecution is required to provide discovery to the defense in a timely manner to...View More
If someone is being held on two CPC cases by a magistrate but was ordered release, it suggests that the person was involved in two separate child protection cases, possibly as a parent or guardian of the child. The magistrate, after reviewing the cases, may have ordered the person's release,...View More
Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.
The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.
Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.