Ohio Criminal Law Questions & Answers

Q: what does disposition released mean on BCI?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on
Answered on Mar 14, 2019
Matthew Williams' answer
The theft case is over but the fraud charge is still pending.

Q: Can I go to jail for somthing though Facebook

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Internet Law for Ohio on
Answered on Mar 7, 2019
Matthew Williams' answer
Yep...saw a fellow go to jail once on a weapons under disability charges proved entirely by his Facebook account where he posted videos.

Q: What charges on my record wud prevent me from a ccw

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on
Answered on Mar 6, 2019
Matthew Williams' answer
It's a whole lot easier if you tell us what convictions/charges you have since there are probably over 100 charges that would prevent you from getting a CCW. Certainly any felony, and any violent offense could be a problem.

Q: I have one prior of DVm1 and now facing another DVm1. Can that send me to prison?

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on
Answered on Mar 4, 2019
Patrick DiChiro's answer
Usually, a second Domestic Violence is a Felony of the 4th degree. So yes, there is a potential for prison.

Pat DiChiro

Q: What can be done if a victim disclosed to you that they knew where the weapon of thier assault had been disposed...

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on
Answered on Mar 3, 2019
Patrick DiChiro's answer
I WOULD TURN THE INFORMATION OVER TO YOUR ATTORNEY OR THE POLICE.

BEST WISHES,

PAT DICHIRO

Q: What kind of charges and or jail time and fees is he looking at?

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets, Domestic Violence and Municipal Law for Ohio on
Answered on Mar 2, 2019
Matthew Williams' answer
Well, eventually they will put him in prison. After all what’s there really to expect?

Q: If your wife signs her company over to one of her affiliates for free then files divorce do you have legal recourse?

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Criminal Law and Business Law for Ohio on
Answered on Mar 1, 2019
Joseph Jaap's answer
Yes, you have legal recourse in a divorce. Marital assets are subject to division, including assets improperly transferred. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local divorce attorney who can review all the details and advise you of your options.

Q: How can I get us marshals report in Florida from 2016

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on
Answered on Feb 20, 2019
Matthew Williams' answer
You can try a FOIA request but if the report is not public record they don’t have to give it to you. The fact that the court ruled against your motion to compel suggests it is not. What’s in the report and why do you need it?

Q: I filed charges on my ex for domestic violence. Him and his grandma went under oath and lied to the jury.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Ohio on
Answered on Feb 15, 2019
Matthew Williams' answer
Pursuing a perjury investigation on your own is not likely to yield a good result. Your best bet at this point is probably to pursue a civil protection order for yourself and your children. Any violation of that order could be prosecuted as a separate crime.

Q: My son is being held in jail on bond with no indictment and no charges for 3 months now.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on
Answered on Feb 13, 2019
Patrick DiChiro's answer
THERE ARE HOLDING PERIODS AND SPECIAL RULES FOR EXTRADITION. YOU MAY WANT TO CONSULT AN ATTORNEY FOR YOUR SON.

BEST WISHES,

PAT DICHIRO

Q: Would posting a website about a girl who cheated and made death threats be considered Telecommunications harassment.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Internet Law for Ohio on
Answered on Feb 12, 2019
Matthew Williams' answer
Depending on the context it could be. Why don’t you do yourself a favor and forget about her?

Q: I was caught going to Florida to get pain meds i got 3 months worth.I had two prior fusions in Columbus Ohio

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Ohio on
Answered on Feb 11, 2019
Matthew Williams' answer
You haven’t asked a question, but it’s clear you should be in the process of hiring an attorney.

Q: In the state of Ohio Was is the likely sentencing for aggravated robbery with a prior charge of aggravated robbery?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on
Answered on Feb 11, 2019
Matthew Williams' answer
That depends heavily on two things: (1) are there gun specifications? And (2) who the judge is. It will likely be several years in prison and anyone facing that should be working with an attorney.

Q: My husband was just charged with a petty theft at Walmart. He wasn't stopped when we left but was just issued a summons

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on
Answered on Feb 7, 2019
Patrick DiChiro's answer
BEING CHARGED WITH A CRIME IS DIFFERENT THAN BEING FOUND GUILTY. IF THE POLICE BELIEVE THEY HAVE PROBABLE CAUSE, THEY CAN CHARGE YOU WITH A CRIME. PROBABLE CAUSE TO ARREST IS A LOWER STANDARD THAN BEYOND A REASONABLE DOUBT, WHICH IS THE BURDEN OF PROOF THAT A PROSECUTOR WOULD NEED TO MEET IN ORDER TO FIND YOU GUILTY OF THE CRIME.

SO, THE FACT THAT YOU DID NOT KNOW HE IS STEALING WOULD BE YOUR DEFENSE, AND YOU WOULD BUILD YOUR DEFENSE AROUND THAT.

BEST OF LUCK,

PAT...

Q: My ex and I conceived our daughter when she was 17 and I was 20. If she wanted to, could she claim statutory rape?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on
Answered on Feb 5, 2019
Matthew Williams' answer
The age of consent in Ohio is 16, so no you’re not guilty of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor. But there are plenty of ways she could make you’re life miserable.

Q: can trafficking in drugs .ie. cocaine be a felony of the fourth degree in the state of Ohio

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on
Answered on Feb 5, 2019
Matthew Williams' answer
Yes, it can be. Any person charged with trafficking should hire an attorney ASAP.

Q: Is an F5 felony drug possession 1st time punishable for more than 1 year in ohio?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on
Answered on Feb 1, 2019
Matthew Williams' answer
No, it’s punishable by up to a year.

Q: Whats the laws on Forgery and what could happen

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on
Answered on Feb 1, 2019
Patrick DiChiro's answer
WELL, DEPENDING ON THE CHARGE, FORGERY IS USUALLY A FELONY OF THE FIFTH DEGREE, FOURTH DEGREE OR THIRD DEGRESS. A FIFTH DEGREE FELONY IS PUNISHABLE BY UP TO 12 MONTHS JAIL AND $2500.00 FINE. A FOURTH DEGREE FELONEY IS PUNISHABLE BY UP TO 18 MONTHS JAIL AND $5,000.00 FINE. THERE IS NO MANDATORY TIME WITH EITHER, SO YOU CAN GET PROBATION. THE HIGHER OFFENSES GET A LITTLE MORE TRICKY.

I THINK YOUR BEST BET IS TO CONTACT AN ATTORNEY.

BEST OF LUCK,

PAT DICHIRO

Q: Can I get relief from weapons disability after I had my felony expunged

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on
Answered on Jan 31, 2019
Patrick DiChiro's answer
IF YOUR ELIGIBLE FOR EXPUNGEMENT OF THE WEAPONS CHARGE, THEN YOUR ABILITY TO GET A FIREARM WILL DEPEND UPON WHAT ELSE YOU HAVE ON YOUR RECORD AND WHETHER YOU WILL CLEAR A "BRADY" CHECK. I BELIEVE YOU STAND A GOOD CHANCE. I AM NOT SURE IF AN APPLICATION TO OBTAIN A FIREARM HAS ANY QUESTION THAT REFERENCES WHETHER YOU HAVE HAD AN EXPUNGEMENT. IF IT DOES NOT, THEN I THING YOU HAVE A GOOD CHANCE.

BEST OF LUCK

PAT DICHIRO

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