Does having a higher Umbrella limit make me a target for a larger settlement after an accident? Is this a State by State Law and if so, is there a good source to check?
answered on Mar 5, 2023
An Ohio attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for four weeks. Until you are able to consult definitively with a local attorney, your carrier might be able to provide guidance on this. Case law on disclosure could differ by state - but carriers nationwide are attentive to the... Read more »
This was her first offense. Commutes to college. Could she represent herself or would a court appointed attorney be wise.
answered on Jan 9, 2023
Always be represented when your freedom is at risk. There are possible favorable resolutions to your case if there are constitutional issues.
I paid a attorney to handle a ovi case in ohio. And we went to court and the ovi case was knocked down to a M1 physical control. But when I asked the attorney to file papers to have the administrative suspension lifted from the license I keep getting a run around. The attorney either doesn't... Read more »
answered on Oct 20, 2022
The ALS suspension should have been terminated by the judge when the court sentenced you on the physical control violation. When a judge sentences an offender on an OVI or physical control violation, he or she is required to impose a court ordered suspension as a result of the conviction. The ALS,... Read more »
I am diabetic and has been out of my medicine for about 2 weeks. I had stopped in Western Virginia and had drank a pint of fireball whiskey and a can of Mikes hard lemonade while I was resting and then got back on the road to Mount Gilead Ohio at about 5am. I blew a .115 on the breathalyzer but... Read more »
answered on Jul 15, 2022
Unfortunately not. And the amount you drank put you over the limit. Your being diabetic and drinking two high sugar cocktails does not make sense especially when you were not medicated.
He failed to appear in court for that.
I got stopped tonight while he was a passenger. They ran his s.s number and arrested him. He has had DUI's in the past 5+ yrs ago which is why his license is suspended. He owes child support too. They said in july 2021 the truck he was driving... Read more »
answered on Jul 10, 2022
First of all, he is facing multiple DUI's, which, if occurred within 10 years of each other raises the penalties significantly. Then, the DUS, which is a blatant disregard of the law under DUI suspension is an M1 which carries a possible 180 days. Make sure he has insurance. The plates are... Read more »
I was drunk and while driving two civilians boxed me in the highway and forced me to pullover. Afterwards they called the cops and they arrived. No cop saw me driving, I refused all sobriety tests, along with breathalyzer and blood test. Due to the circumstances is there a chance I could get out of... Read more »
answered on Apr 19, 2022
The folks who stopped you sound like the types who will turn up to testify against you. So I would not expect a dismissal. You should hire an attorney and work this down.
Drainage cap and traveling 1700 feet. He was transported to hospital. Police searched his car which the found pain pills he was prescribed due to wisdom teeth out Tuesday and marijuana. He advised police he took pain pill at 11 that day and hadn’t smoke since last weekend. He consented to... Read more »
answered on Apr 17, 2022
He should contact a local experienced OVI attorney.
At the first court date, your son will be given the opportunity to enter a plea. If he cannot afford an attorney, he can also ask the court to appoint one. To challenge the charges, a not-guilty plea would need to be entered.... Read more »
answered on Mar 24, 2022
No. But they can put conditions on bail that may be interpreted as starting punishment. Anyone charged with a crime should work with a lawyer.
answered on Mar 10, 2022
Ohio attorneys in 2022 are unlikely to know the answer to this question. I sure don’t. Change your location to OK. Maybe someone will remember.
Or do they have to prove that they did read me Miranda rights?
answered on Jan 10, 2022
They do not have to Mirandize you at all. If they do not, they cannot use your statements during a custodial interrogations against you in court. So, if you were interviewed while in custody, they can't use what you said.
This my first offense of this nature, I believe I passed all of the road side test they gave me. It was newyears so I was honest about having something to drink but I don't believe that I was impaired to the point where I was a danger to myself or anyone.
answered on Jan 3, 2022
Hiring an attorney seems to make sense in light of OVI charges that carry with them the potential for jail, probation, fines, a license suspension, and a conviction that cannot be expunged/sealed. You can of course search of a local OVI attorney to hire or you can ask the court for an appointed... Read more »
She has her arraignment tomorrow. She is struggling financially and is hoping to do anything to have her charges reduced. She couldn't see well on the street she was on due to lack of lighting, and she went to turn around in a driveway , and there was a ditch right next to the driveway. Her... Read more »
answered on Dec 22, 2021
The court will advise her of her right to an appointed attorney if she qualifies. Courts will typically enter a not-guilty plea, and then give the person the opportunity to complete a financial disclosure form to determine whether they qualify for appointed counsel.
When a person enters... Read more »
Ohio is not requiring me to have an IID in my vehicle but Connecticut is, I am planning on changing my residency to ohio will I still need to get an IID for Connecticut?
answered on Nov 4, 2021
This question was listed in Ohio, but seems to be a question of Connecticut law and procedure. You would want to talk to a Connecticut attorney about the impact of the Ohio DUI in Connecticut.
I'm a resident of Ohio but was texting while driving in West Virginia which caused me to swerve and cross left of center. I explained this to the officer but he insisted I was intoxicated. I asked to take the breathalyzer several times but was refused. I also explained that due to previous... Read more »
answered on Oct 12, 2021
If the offense occurred in WV, then you need a WV attorney. Whether or not you have any legal defenses is a complex question and requires a detailed analysis of the entirety of the situation. In short, you need to find a way to obtain an attorney. Maybe readdress your financial situation with... Read more »
The cops pulled me over for my headlights not being on one night. We told them about weed in the car.. After the cops took the weed they didnt issue was any tickets, should I tell my po that we got pulled over by the cops and tell him the truth?
answered on Sep 27, 2021
Tough to say without the full picture. It's common for police to seize the contraband but wait until the lab results come back to formally file charges. Keep in mind that you have the right to remain silent.
Best of luck.
Got charged with ovi on May 8th. On July 20th my I went to court and my lawyer asked that the case be moved from mayors court to county court. The prosecutor told me to expect a letter from county court in the mail in a week. It has now been over two months and nothing and the county court says... Read more »
answered on Sep 22, 2021
It's hard to say from your brief recitation of facts what is going on. But someone needs to look into it before you wind up with a warrant for missing a court date. OVI cases don't just get moved from one court to another. If it is a felony OVI it may start in a municipal court and be... Read more »
answered on Aug 19, 2021
I'm not sure what your question is. If you have questions regarding SSI, it would be better to contact an attorney that specializes in that field.
Its actually 2 in ten years and 3 in 20 years is what the person has. The court is trying to drop it to an unclassified misdemeanor 1 and I don't see how that is even possible considering the indictment was signed by a grand jury for the Felony 4 ovi. You can't just change something... Read more »
answered on Jun 21, 2021
They can and do amend charges all the time. It seems like an odd mistake to make owing to how simple it is to count years and convictions, but the mistake was made and so it has to be corrected. There's no violation of civil rights. The defendant gets a huge benefit here, why would he not want... Read more »
Before this I was on probation and broke it for getting a DUI and went to jail for one year then got on probation again this time and for the first time broke it by testing positive for alcohol and then got in the accident the next day in geauga county
answered on Jun 21, 2021
You are subject to the same maximum penalties as you were for the original charge. Every time you violate probation the punishment typically increases. What should you do? Hire an attorney to get you the best possible resolution. Don't expect a miracle with these facts however.
does the court have to provide transportation?
answered on Jun 10, 2021
The court will only provide transport if the individual is incarcerated or in an inpatient mental health facility by order of the court.
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