I have used Facebook messages as evidence in the past. To get them into the record, a lawyer only needs to call the alleged sender of the message as a witness and then ask them to admit to sending said message. There is a little bit more to it than this--the Rules of Evidence struggle to keep up with the rapid development of technology--, so I suggest you speak with and hire a lawyer.
You should privately speak with a criminal defense attorney. They can help devise a defense strategy for your daughter. You should refrain from posting material online or speaking about it with non-lawyers, because what you say may be able to be used by the prosecutor.
Take pictures of your daughter's injuries and save everything for her lawyer.
Also, you may be interested in reading an article I wrote about school bullying: http://francelawgroup.blogspot.com/p/school-bullying.html
You should consult privately with a lawyer who practices in the area of open records act requests. The crime lab file is arguably an open record, but they likely would redact portions of it due to privacy concerns that are established by law.
Open records act requests are quite fun to do--I've made it a hobby. You never know what kind of buried treasure you will find.
There are a number of choices here: (1) petitioning the Ohio Supreme Court for review, (2) possibly filing a lawsuit against your former attorney for legal malpractice, and (3) possibly filing a grievance against your former attorney. You should privately speak with an attorney to figure out which course of action(s) is/are best to take.
Good for you for filing an open records act request. A lot of citizens don’t know how to do those. One episode of Forensic Files on TV depicted a story...
You do not have a right to have an attorney appointed to represent you in a non-criminal defense proceeding. If you want your record expunged, you will likely need to hire a private attorney to guide you through the process.
In Ohio, two misdemeanors can be expunged from one's record, unless an exception applies. See http://francelawgroup.blogspot.com/p/criminal-record-expungement-sealing.html for more information.
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You should refrain from posting anything on the Internet about your case and instead privately speak with your lawyer. What you say can and will be used against you.
The Toledo Municipal Court has its own procedure for doing things. There, A.M. trial dates are very similar to pretrials--they are used as an opportunity for people to try to resolve matters through plea bargains. The P.M. trial dates are the ones in which witnesses testify and a decision is rendered by the factfinder.
You should consider hiring a family law attorney. If you cannot afford one, consider contacting a local bar association to see if any attorney in the area can assist you for free (pro bono).
Ex parte means that a hearing is going to occur in which the other side is not present (a one-sided hearing between a party and a judge).
The costs would likely be listed on the court website under "filing fees."
I am affiliated with the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education as a network referral attorney. (I recently filed suit against another university for constitutional violations.)
You should consider contacting them (www.thefire.org). Also, I encourage you to give me a call at my office at 419-725-9300. My firm's website can be visited at www.francelawgroup.net.
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If your partner's son was given your partner's ashes, and then your partner's son gave them to you, then you likely have exclusive rights to them. This doesn't mean that they won't sue you, which could cost a lot of money. It be best to try to resolve this matter amicably.
If the matter cannot be resolved, you should consult with and hire an attorney.