Ohio Uncategorized Questions & Answers

Q: Can my attorney who is still on my Federal Case,he filed, not against me,actually charge me with criminal trespassing?

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Answered on Jan 4, 2019
Matthew Williams' answer
1. Your attorney cannot "press charges" but the prosecuting attorney can based upon information provided by your attorney. 2. It is inappropriate for your attorney to remain your attorney, after reporting you to the police for trespassing. 3. If you have information regarding a murder, you need to take it to the police.

Q: My kid had a screw in his mouth from are hotel room

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Ohio on
Answered on Mar 27, 2018
Matthew Williams' answer
You have not asked a question. Assuming you are wondering if the hotel might be found liable in a lawsuit, it would depend on the circumstances and also whether actual injury occurred.

Q: I sent a threatening text to my ex husbands phone against is girlfriend, but did not name her. Can I be charged

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Ohio on
Answered on Sep 11, 2016
Matthew Williams' answer
You could potentially be charged with telecommunications harassment, menacing, and/or aggravated menacing, Yes.

Q: Since I'm 16 and boyfriend 19 do i need my parents permission to date him?

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Answered on Jun 22, 2016
Matthew Williams' answer
Sort of. Legally you can date whomever you please, but you must also obey reasonable rules set by your parents. Not dating adult men is a reasonable rule. So, while it is not criminal to date him without your parent's permission, your parents do have the legal right to enforce their rules by punishing you. Also, chronic disobedience of one's parents can eventually legal to being charged with delinquency. So, if you persist and they are unable to control you, that could become a criminal matter.

Q: If a mechanic fixes my car after I tell him I don't have the money to pay for it and then leave with it can they file

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Ohio on
Answered on Jun 12, 2016
Matthew Williams' answer
Did you tell them to fix it or not? I suspect their side of the story will be quite different. To answer your question, no they can't file charges. They can report a suspected crime to the police, who will investigate and work with a prosecutor to determine whether or not to file charges.

Q: can a onsite manager work all hours on apts that are empty or is there a time they must stop?

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Ohio on
Answered on Mar 22, 2016
Matthew Williams' answer
This issue is going to be governed by local municipal law. Many cities do have work restrictions particularly for the kind of construction work that makes a lot of noise. Check with city hall.

Q: I'm 16 and I'm dating a 23 year old is this legal in Ohio?

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Ohio on
Answered on Mar 22, 2016
Matthew Williams' answer
It's legal. It's also a bad idea.

Q: A large company is using my photograph on their packaging without my permission. What can I do to make them stop?

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Ohio on
Answered on Mar 22, 2016
Matthew Williams' answer
You can file for an injunction in court.

Q: What can a man be charged with in the state of Ohio. For kissing a women on the lips with out her permission?

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Ohio on
Answered on Mar 22, 2016
Matthew Williams' answer
An aggressive prosecutor could likely get an indictment for abduction with a sexual motivation.

Q: My brother is 17 and got hit by the other driver which was clearly the other driver's fault. can he get into trouble?

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Ohio on
Answered on Mar 22, 2016
Matthew Williams' answer
He does have a problem here. He was cited, and it sounds like the damage is going to make it look like he probably hit the other car. He really ought to get an attorney.

Q: I was injured at a friend's farm while helping to bring her horses in. Are there legal limits on horse liability in OH?

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Ohio on
Answered on Mar 18, 2016
Matthew Williams' answer
Your question is a bit unclear. There are no special limits on liability having to do with horses, but that doesn't really seem to be the point of your post. If your insurance company paid out, it has a right to seek reimbursement whether you want to settle the matter amicably or not. If you paid the bill, you can certainly work something out with your friend.

Q: What happens when you get caught driving while suspended 3 times in ohio.

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Ohio on
Answered on Mar 18, 2016
Matthew Williams' answer
On the third DUS, the chance of getting jail time is real. Each court is a little different. If you are dealing with a busy court in a big city, it is less likely. If you are dealing with a small town court, it is more likely. You should get an attorney in either case. As to your second question, that appears to be a docket entry related to bond. Dockets are very difficult to read out of context. There are a whole host of different abbreviations used. That isn't enough for me to tell you...

Q: Can a 14 yr old be emancipated in Ohio if so how do I begin the process?

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Ohio on
Answered on Mar 18, 2016
Matthew Williams' answer
Ohio does not have a legal process to emancipate a child. Under certain circumstances, a judge may find that a child is emancipated, but at 14 that will never happen.

Q: How do you file a complaint under O.R.C. 3.07 Misconduct in office? Is there any case law to use as a guide?

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Ohio on
Answered on Mar 17, 2016
Matthew Williams' answer
The instructions are in the next sections. Read 3.08, 3.09, 3.10.

Q: I am 20 years old and my girlfriend is 17. We got caught smoking weed 6 months ago

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Ohio on
Answered on Mar 16, 2016
Matthew Williams' answer
It's impossible to say what exactly they will do with the no contact order without understanding the reasons for which she obtained it. Jail is rather unlikely. I am assuming the two of you were sexual intimate and this child may well be yours. As long as sex was consensual and she was over the age of 16, you are ok are far as statutory rape laws go. With your history together a contributing charge is more likely, if there is a criminal charge at all. It would be a good idea to retain a lawyer...

Q: A girl sent me nude pictures and she told me she was about to be 18. Turns out she is 17. I am 26 is it illegal?

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized and Criminal Law for Ohio on
Answered on Jan 25, 2016
Matthew Williams' answer
Yes, as odd as this sounds, it is illegal for you to possess, create, solicit, distribute, or otherwise have anything at all to do with a nude picture of her, but technically, you two could have a legal, private, sexual relationship. Weird right?

Q: dv happnd 3wks ago.police called.didnt find him that night.since is back w/me and weve heard nothing?whats likly to hapn

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Answered on Jan 21, 2016
Matthew Williams' answer
It would be prudent to call the your local municipal court and inquire as to whether a warrant has issued for his arrest. It is likely one has issued.

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