Ohio Municipal Law Questions & Answers

Q: I'm trying to find help I have assult with intent to commit sexual abuse 33 year old female

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Municipal Law for Ohio on
Answered on Jan 4, 2019
Matthew Williams' answer
You need to hire an attorney. You should not be discussing this in an online forum.

Q: Can you be charged 2 times for the same citation once in Mayors Court and second in County Municipal Court in Ohio

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Municipal Law for Ohio on
Answered on Oct 11, 2018
Matthew Williams' answer
Not exactly. If you plead not guilty in Mayor's Court, your case gets transferred to Municipal Court, which may seem like getting charged twice. You may owe court costs in both courts which is getting charged (money charged not traffic or criminally charged) twice.

Q: Is a public school considered public property or private property?

1 Answer | Asked in Land Use & Zoning and Municipal Law for Ohio on
Answered on Feb 14, 2018
Joseph Jaap's answer
School is quasi-public in Ohio. School board is a quasi-governmental body, a bit public, a bit private. A cop could give a ticket, and then your dad could try fighting it in court. Maybe he wins. Or maybe the cop sees him roll on the school lot, and waits to stop him at the next stop sign on a public street when he doesn't stop for 3 seconds. Or he could just be safe and stop at the sign. A stop is required when exiting any parking lot onto a public street, school or grocery, so whether a...

Q: I was friends with a 21 year old girl and I'm 16, parents filed a no contact order for the girl, is there a way around?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Communications Law, Juvenile Law and Municipal Law for Ohio on
Answered on Jan 30, 2018
Joseph Jaap's answer
No, you can't contact her. That would violate the order. If you do that, you could put her in trouble. Do you want to do that to her? Move on, and have no contact with her.

Q: Hello my husband was involved and manslaughter degree 1 in his temper with evidence degree 3 in a gun

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Municipal Law for Ohio on
Answered on Jan 3, 2018
Matthew Williams' answer
New laws do not change already imposed prison terms, though they may change eligibility for release. A lawyer needs to look at all of it with specifics.

Q: Im in Lima Ohio, I had eviction court today but didn't make it, will they be able to kick me out tonight? I have a baby

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant and Municipal Law for Ohio on
Answered on Nov 2, 2017
Joseph Jaap's answer
The court typically gives tenant 7 to 10 days to vacate, but it can be quicker. So find a new place as soon as you can. Talk to your landlord to find out. If you need help, talk to local housing agencies or shelters.

Q: i received a civil summons in the mail monday then ttoday i got another one exactly the same as the first.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Collections, Municipal Law and Small Claims for Ohio on
Answered on Oct 10, 2017
Bruce Martin Broyles' answer
You should consult an attorney. You should definitely not ignore. You may want to consult your divorce attorney. Your divorce decree may discuss who is responsible for the debt. The divorce decree will have no impact or effect upon the Plaintiff/ creditor, but if your wife was to be responsible for the debt, then you may be reimbursed by her.

Q: Can I sue in small claims then sue in municipal Court if damages exceed $6000.00

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Municipal Law and Small Claims for Ohio on
Answered on Sep 28, 2017
Bruce Martin Broyles' answer
No. This is example of claim splitting, and is not allowed.

Q: Should I sure in small claims or municipal court

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Municipal Law and Real Estate Law for Ohio on
Answered on Sep 27, 2017
Bruce Martin Broyles' answer
Destroying ornamental trees can result in treble damages. Depending on how large your tree is, the cost to replace the tree could be quite expensive. IN Ohio small claims monetary jurisdiction is $6,000.00.

Q: How to find a name

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Municipal Law and Small Claims for Ohio on
Answered on Jul 13, 2017
Matthew Williams' answer
If he owns the house, you could look up the land transfer records I suppose. But, you don't really need a name just info that will help the police find him, which you have plenty. Lots of police reports are filed without the name of the perpetrator. After all, most people don't know who robbed them.

Q: Is it illegal to have 6 people living in a two bedroom apartment...three of those people are children.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Land Use & Zoning, Landlord - Tenant and Municipal Law for Ohio on
Answered on Jun 5, 2017
Joseph Jaap's answer
It might not be "illegal," but could violate local zoning codes. Check with your local building department.

Q: Rights&responsibilities to 2yr old grandson if his mom, victim in dv that was at my home, is manipulated by perp

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Domestic Violence and Municipal Law for Ohio on
Answered on May 15, 2017
Joseph Jaap's answer
You can seek custody of your grandson. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to consult a local family law attorney who can review all the facts of the situation and advise you about that process and what you would have to do.

Q: What recourse is available to a village who's fiscal officer does not complete required continuing education?

1 Answer | Asked in Municipal Law for Ohio on
Answered on Mar 7, 2017
Matthew Williams' answer
Maybe none. How are you effected by this failure?

Q: can a local officer of a village or township be held accountable for perjury to said village/township's governing body

1 Answer | Asked in Constitutional Law, Gov & Administrative Law and Municipal Law for Ohio on
Answered on Feb 6, 2017
Matthew Williams' answer
Perjury occurs when a person lies under oath during a court proceeding. Not just when someone lies. Most of the accountability for this sort of stuff is in potential removal from the position by the rest of the council, difficulty getting re-elected, and trouble working with others in the community in the future, not the law.

Q: I'm being charged with felonious assault against my girlfriend...Will it be dismissed?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Domestic Violence and Municipal Law for Ohio on
Answered on Nov 13, 2016
Matthew Williams' answer
Don't expect the prosecutor to just dismiss the case because you say it was an accident. You need to get a lawyer. This is a very serious charge.

Q: I Got into a wreck my fault but it wasn't bad at all but I got a ticket for not having insurance & had to go court &they

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Car Accidents and Municipal Law for Ohio on
Answered on Aug 15, 2016
Matthew Williams' answer
If you go in and pay it immediately, probably nothing. Call the clerk of courts to be sure they haven't issued a warrant. If they have, call an attorney.

Q: My dog has to leave the city I reside in, can I fight for my dog to stay?

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Municipal Law for Ohio on
Answered on Dec 8, 2015
Matthew Williams' answer
You can certainly fight it. How successful you may be depends upon the reasons the dog is being required to leave...

Q: claim against city for violation of civil rights by city law department, orc 2744

1 Answer | Asked in Municipal Law for Ohio on
Answered on Mar 16, 2015
Matthew Williams' answer
If you cannot find a lawyer to take the case, then I suspect the city has immunity from suit for whatever happened. City employees enjoy immunity from being sued for various things arising out of their work.

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