Ohio Federal Crimes Questions & Answers

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.

Q: I did not file Ohio Federal and state taxes for 2013, 2014, & 2015. What are the consequences for this action?

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law, Civil Rights, Federal Crimes and Municipal Law for Ohio on
Answered on Mar 2, 2018
Linda Simmons Campbell's answer
If you owe taxes you will be assessed penalties including failure to file, late payment, and possibly underwithholding as well as the interest due. File the returns and then request a penalty abatement. The IRS usually will grant an abatement request for the first year or if you have a compelling reason for not filing your taxes, they may grant you one for all years. If you cannot pay the amount due, you can request a collection alternative. If it a substantial amount that you cannot pay...

Q: need to know possibilities of what can happen

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Ohio on
Answered on Feb 25, 2018
Matthew Williams' answer
They rather regularly update those websites. A large drug trafficking case can mean multiple first degree felony charges (3-11 years each), a major drug offender specification (additional 1-10 mandatory years), and the potential for gun specifications to add more mandatory time. Those charged need to get lawyers ASAP.

Q: If test results for a substance that led to a search and arrest came back inconclusive is the case still solid?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Ohio on
Answered on Feb 21, 2018
Matthew Williams' answer
Not necessarily. While this may provide some useful ammunition for your defense, the questions when police conduct a search are more complicated than simply whether or they can prove the dog hit on something real. You should be working with an attorney.

Q: My son is 20 and he was sleeping with a 15 year old and they signed consent papers, how can they charge him for it?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Ohio on
Answered on Feb 9, 2018
Matthew Williams' answer
A child under the age of 16 is considered legally incapable of giving informed consent to sexual acts. It doesn't matter who says it's ok: her, her parents, him, you...the law doesn't care. It's illegal.

Q: My now ex boyfriend got off probation not even a week ago over an ovi and he got black out drunk and beat me

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Probate for Ohio on
Answered on Feb 5, 2018
Joseph Jaap's answer
Report it to the police and they and the probation officer will take the necessary action. Talk to them.

Q: Son is 20 girlfriend is 16 and pregnant she was 16 at time of pregnancy will my son face any charges state or federally?

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes, Family Law, Juvenile Law and Criminal Law for Ohio on
Answered on Jan 24, 2018
Joseph Jaap's answer
Use the Find a Lawyer tab and consult a local criminal attorney who can review all the facts of the situation and advise you.

Q: Hello, Is it legal for the Colorado court system to not allow someone to return home? His family and child are here.

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes for Ohio on
Answered on Jan 23, 2018
Matthew Williams' answer
It is legal. When you break the law, you suffer the consequences where you broke the law. To transfer probation, both jurisdictions must agree and almost no one transfers misdemeanor probation.

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