Ohio Questions & Answers

Q: My sister is being charged with smuggling drugs into a prison and is in Richland County Jail. Her arraignment is on Tue

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on
Answered on Apr 13, 2019
Matthew Williams' answer
Illegal conveyance is a serious crime. Her bond could be lowered. Anything’s possible. But I wouldn’t count on it. You need to speak privately with some attorneys regarding fees since they vary considerably from lawyer to lawyer and market to market. But it will be several thousand dollars at a minimum.

Q: Can a landlord evict me in Ohio if I paid my rent late and did not include on of two late fees? Fees exceed 5% of rent.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Ohio on
Answered on Apr 12, 2019
Joseph Jaap's answer
Yes, landlord could file an eviction. It might get dismissed, but landlord can file it. If landlord files an eviction, that becomes a permanent court record, even if it later gets dismissed. That can make it difficult for you to rent from a future landlord who checks your name in the records. So try to work it out with landlord to avoid that problem.

Q: I want to know if something is medically eithical or right or malpractice

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for Ohio on
Answered on Apr 12, 2019
Mr. Eugene Ray Critchett Esq's answer
If you have concerns about the sudden changes, try seeing another pain management specialist for a second opinion. However, it certainly is a new trend to decrease the use of pain medications.

Q: hello, i just had a question about suing someone/a company who said and put all over social media that i won $20k

1 Answer | Asked in Internet Law and Personal Injury for Ohio on
Answered on Apr 12, 2019
Mr. Eugene Ray Critchett Esq's answer
If it is not on-line now, I would probably move on. Litigating the issue may cost you more than $20,000.00.

Q: my twin daughters are 18 and want to come home and live with me their mother can they?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Ohio on
Answered on Apr 12, 2019
Joseph Jaap's answer
Unless there is a court order that remains in effect, if they are 18, they are no longer minors and can live where they choose. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local attorney to review any court orders.

Q: What can I do to prove either my parents or someone is behind me being accused and investigated for molestation?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on
Answered on Apr 11, 2019
Matthew Williams' answer
You should probably be discussing this in private with a defense attorney, not on the internet.

Q: I have a pending case of a misdemeanor 1 misuse of credit cards bout I have a felony if that on my record already

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on
Answered on Apr 11, 2019
Matthew Williams' answer
The level of offense for misuse of credit cards is governed by the amount of money involved and the nature of victim, not previous convictions. If the amount of money involved is over $1,000 or the victim is elderly or disabled, the offense is a felony. If not, it’s a first degree misdemeanor. You should hire an attorney.

Q: Is it correct that I and my spouse who are on F1 and F2 visa, filled our 2018 federal tax return as joint on form 1040?

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Ohio on
Answered on Apr 10, 2019
Bruce Alexander Minnick's answer
This question involves too many very important interrelated questions to expect definitive answers from lawyers on this forum. You should consult an immigration lawyer and a tax lawyer because either area of law could affect the outcome in the other area.

Q: Can a dealership knowingly sell a truck with under rated tires on it and hide this by dangerously over inflating them?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts and Products Liability for Ohio on
Answered on Apr 10, 2019
Timur Akpinar's answer
A starting point could be to bring the underrated tires to the attention of the dealership. If they agree to the issue you raise and are willing to work with you to remedy the problem, that might be the most cost-effective solution.

Tim Akpinar

Q: Is it possible to have benefits from a situation like this? A friend of mine its not a US citizien

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Ohio on
Answered on Apr 9, 2019
Matthew Williams' answer
It’s really unclear what you’re asking. It’s possible for these people to get arrested, go to jail, and get deported. I wouldn’t describe any of those as benefits.

Q: Ohio police report to a possible drug overdose I was told by Sydney pd to report to recovery services with in 30 days or

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on
Answered on Apr 9, 2019
Matthew Williams' answer
It’s sound like they’re giving you a chance to take advantage of the Good Samaritan provision in Ohio’s drug law that says you and the person who called on your behalf won’t be charged if you go to treatment within 30 days. They would charge you with either drug abuse, or possession, or both. Your PRC officer may not care whether or not you’re charged.

Q: I bought a car through a dealership, A, and I make my official car payments to loan group B. Can A repo my car?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Business Formation and Business Law for Ohio on
Answered on Apr 9, 2019
Joseph Jaap's answer
If the car dealership has a valid lien on the vehicle for the amount you owe, then it could repossess the vehicle. Try to work it out with the dealer.

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 can I file for legal guardinship of my ex boyfriends son?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Ohio on
Answered on Apr 8, 2019
Joseph Jaap's answer
Check the local probate court for the guardianship process. You will need and attorney, so use the Find a Lawyer tab. Meanwhile, talk to children's services which might give you emergency custody to enroll him in school.

Q: My ex and I have a 5 yo daughter together. I have legal custody and he has visitation. We were never married.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Ohio on
Answered on Apr 8, 2019
Joseph Jaap's answer
You need to retain an attorney to discuss all the facts of the situation, answer your questions, and advise you how to best present the facts to the court at the hearing. There is no way to guess the court's decision in advance. The court will have to hear all the facts and testimony from both you and the ex to determine what is in the child's best interest. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local family law attorney.

Q: what if someone never went through probate after death

1 Answer | Asked in Probate for Ohio on
Answered on Apr 8, 2019
Joseph Jaap's answer
If any property remains in their name, and legal title to the property must now be changed, there can be a probate filing now to resolve the property ownership among the heirs in the probate court. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local probate attorney where the person lived to review the facts and advise of the probate process. If the person has no remaining assets in their name, filing probate is not required.

Q: What r my rights if there is an eviction but I'm not in it and I have no lease but landlord knows 90 days at unit

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Ohio on
Answered on Apr 8, 2019
Joseph Jaap's answer
It is enough for landlord to post the notice on the door. If there is an eviction, the eviction includes all residents, so you would have to leave.

Q: I was storing a valuable coin in a friends safe. Now he is going thru a divorce. How can I get the coin back?

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Ohio on
Answered on Apr 8, 2019
Joseph Jaap's answer
Ask him to return it. But if it has become a subject of dispute in the divorce case, then you will have to submit proof of ownership.

Q: I was recently in a non injury auto accident. Grange is my insurance co and Fine Line is the body shop.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Ohio on
Answered on Apr 6, 2019
Peter N. Munsing's answer
If fine line did it without authorization it should be on them. Your position should be that the insurance company should pay and then go after fine line. File a complaint with the insurance commissioner. Talk to your state rep.

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