Ohio Federal Crimes Questions & Answers

Q: I am advocating for Jesse R. Brakeall A579320 currently serving a 15 to life sentence up for parole in 2023 clemency

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Ohio on
Answered on Apr 8, 2019
Matthew Williams' answer
Executive clemency is a tough sell. You all should hire an attorney to help you with this.

Q: How would I know if I have a federal warrant?

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes for Ohio on
Answered on Mar 16, 2019
Matthew Williams' answer
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.

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: I don’t understand why looking at non forced photos of children for sexual desires is illegal, why?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Ohio on
Answered on Dec 22, 2018
Matthew Williams' answer
For one thing, the children involved would have no way of even understanding the purpose of the pictures and therefore no way to offer informed consent. For another, people act on their desires, particularly when those desires are confirmed as being appropriate, or tolerated. For another, there is no good way to determine which images involved force or coercion. It’s arguable that all such images are forced since the child cannot understand what they are for invloved in.

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Q: Criminal law. I’m in need if someone

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Ohio on
Answered on Oct 30, 2018
Matthew Williams' answer
It really depends upon where you are, who the judge is, and which version of events the evidence supports. You should, of course, hire an attorney.

Q: ISNT IT DOUBLE JEOPARDY IF SOMEONE HAS DONE TIME FOR A CHARGE AND FED RECHARGE THEM WHEN THEY FINISH STATE TIME

2 Answers | Asked in Federal Crimes for Ohio on
Answered on Oct 27, 2018
Gary Kollin's answer
It is considered rude and shouting to write in all capital letters

Q: How long can a federal hold for extradition to Florida on a supervised release charge be ? Is there a time limit ?

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes and White Collar Crime for Ohio on
Answered on Oct 8, 2018
Gary Kollin's answer
Does he h ave local charges?

If so, the Feds won't pick him and take him to federal court until that case is resolved .

When he goes to federal court he will be appointed counsel. There is a procedure in federal court called removal. He could decide if he wishes to waive an identity hearing and he wouldthen be scheduled to be taken to Florida

Q: I need a fraud lawyer to call my son.

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes and Identity Theft for Ohio on
Answered on Aug 5, 2018
Matthew Williams' answer
Your son needs to call an attorney if he has been accused of fraud. You can find many here online, in the phone book, or by asking around.

Q: If 18 U.S.C. 1470 then why do adults get charged for sending sexual images to minors over 15?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Sexual Harassment for Ohio on
Answered on Jul 20, 2018
Matthew Williams' answer
Because the statute you cited says 16...

Q: Is there any single law against crimes that casinos are doing for manipulating slot machines on a daily bases?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Ohio on
Answered on Jul 16, 2018
Matthew Williams' answer
It is illegal for the casino to rig games in a way specific to some individual or jackpot, yes. But, the games are rigged the regular old legal way so any long time player is bound to be a loser. Look at the machines. They actually say on them things like "This slot pays out 97% of all wagers," which means it returns 97% of your money over time slowly eating you away until you have nothing.

Q: This has been expunged for several months. You need to remove those immediately.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Ohio on
Answered on May 24, 2018
Matthew Williams' answer
It’s unclear from your question where the expunged case is appearing. If it is on Justia, any request to remove it would need to go to the website’s management team. This forum connects you to Independent lawyers in the community. I doubt the website people will see it. Also, I suspect more information will be needed.

Q: Can you be punished by law for purposesly beating on a disabled individual.?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Civil Rights and Federal Crimes for Ohio on
Answered on May 24, 2018
Matthew Williams' answer
You can be punished by law for beating on anyone. Assault is illegal. How old are these boys? Perhaps the police believe this situation is better handled by parents and teachers than police officers and judges.

Q: Is evidence of a crime required for an indictment against someone?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Ohio on
Answered on May 12, 2018
Matthew Williams' answer
Yes, but not a lot of evidence. The government has to convince the grand jury there is probable cause to believe the offense occurred and the accused committed. That equates to some reason to think the accused may have done something. Considerably more evidence is required to obtain a conviction.

Q: Say someone used a debit card that wasn't theirs. The person who owns it wants to drop charges but the bank file also

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Ohio on
Answered on Apr 24, 2018
Matthew Williams' answer
If this person was caught or turned himself in, he would be booked and processed, a court date would be set, and he would either make bail or sit around in the jail until that date.

Q: Regular fees to hire an attorney, in Muskingum County Ohio, for a person arrested for aggravated murder. Just arrested.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Ohio on
Answered on Apr 19, 2018
Matthew Williams' answer
Every attorney sets his or her own fees, and prices vary considerably. You might be able to find someone to take it for $5,000. But, real quality representation is going to start closer to $25,000. If you’re able to afford private counsel, set up some meetings or phone calls to interview potential attorneys.

Q: If my friend is 15 years old about to turn 16 in a month and is pregnant 11weeks with a 21 year old can he get charged?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Ohio on
Answered on Apr 12, 2018
Grant St Julian III's answer
If the sexual contact occurred in Ohio, you must ask this question to an attorney licensed in that State. If the sexual contact happened in Texas, a felony has occurred. See Texas Penal Code Sections 21.11, 22.011 & 4.3.25. Also, in Texas, you must be 18 to get married, regardless of parental consent.

Q: Collected Railroad unemployment while I was working another job. Approximately $10,000 charges expected soon.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Ohio on
Answered on Mar 25, 2018
Matthew Williams' answer
That’s unlikely. You should get an attorney involved as soon as possible.

Q: Sexting laws Ohio to Russia

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Juvenile Law for Ohio on
Answered on Mar 23, 2018
Matthew Williams' answer
https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/2252 outlines federal child pornography possession and receiving laws. There is an affirmative defense in the statute:

(c)Affirmative Defense.—It shall be an affirmative defense to a charge of violating paragraph (4) of subsection (a) that the defendant—

(1) possessed less than three matters containing any visual depiction proscribed by that paragraph; and

(2) promptly and in good faith, and without retaining or allowing any...

Q: I’m 12 and I used my sisters name to access her school yearbook. What are the Charges I could face?

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes, Identity Theft and Juvenile Law for Ohio on
Answered on Mar 15, 2018
Matthew Williams' answer
I sincerely doubt anyone will try to make a criminal case out of this.

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