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  • Juvenile charged with GSI

    A 12 yr old is being charged with GSI from an isolated incident with his younger sibling...any recommendations he has not formally been charged yet or arrested.

    Matthew’s Answer

    That is a very serious charge, and depending on the specific facts of the case could result in serious consequences, such as the involvement of child services, loss of custody, and registration as a sex offender. Do not make any statements to police or anyone else, and retain an attorney immediately.

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  • Non reporting probation. Aressted again in another city

    My son is on non reporting probation for 3 more months for Berea municipal court. He was aressted yesterday for Dic persisting m4 in north olmsted. Will the Berea probation department find out?

    Matthew’s Answer

    It is likely that they will find out. He should consider contacting his probation officer to discuss he new arrest. It is generally best to let the probation officer hear about it from the defendant himself, rather than find out about it by other means. However, he should not discuss the details of the actual case with anyone other than an attorney.

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  • Weapon speculations?

    If a weapon isn't recovered by law enforcement, but it was displayed, during a crime, could I face a gun speculation charge? If so, what are penalties?

    Matthew’s Answer

    The gun doesn't necessarily have to be recovered if there is other evidence of its presence and operability. A gun specification for brandishing a firearm will add 3 MANDATORY years to any sentence.

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  • Im being charged with burglary f2 for kicking in my brothers girlfriend door mind you i live there and my brother also..

    i went to my house to get my clothes and to take a shower because me and my friend party the night before so we went to the house to get our belongings but the door was locked so we kick in the back door upon arrival she shot my friend in the ches...

    Matthew’s Answer

    Your public defender is the one who knows the case best. You may have some defenses, but it's impossible to tell one way or the other from a few short sentences. If you are unhappy with your public defender and want a second opinion, you should seek one out as soon as possible so your new attorney has plenty of time to prepare the case for trial.

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  • Will a dismissed case appear on a bci/fbi background check if it happened in 2005 and its 2015?

    I was wrongfully arrested and xharged with a domestic violence when I did not touch the person.I was on probation for three months finished the requirements and the case was dismissed.since the incident I worked in a pharmac as a pharmacy technic...

    Matthew’s Answer

    Yes it will most likely show up. Your record does not expire or disappear after a certain amount of time, so unless you apply to have it sealed it will be on your record for life.

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  • What charges might he get charged with and how serious is the crime? Will he most likely get probation or jail time?

    My cousin sold adderrall to an informant 8 times each time about 50 30mg pills my cousins friend got charged a month earlier on 6 counts charge was 2925.03 for selling adderrall to the same informant the same amount but only 6 times so I am guess...

    Matthew’s Answer

    It sounds like he could be charged with a pretty serious trafficking charge. The degree of felony could depend on many things, such as how many of those sales the prosecutor can lump together, or if there was a school or juvenile nearby. He needs to get an attorney asap.

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  • If I had a felony explunged/sealed if I get charged with another crime do they charge me as a first time offender?

    I was charged with grand theft f4 and I got it explunged/sealed 4 years ago now I'm charged with drug poss with intent to sell but I got the old felony sealed can the judge still use the old felonybagainst me as a prior record

    Matthew’s Answer

    No. The court will be able to see your sealed record and the judge and prosecutor will pursue your case accordingly.

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  • I am facing a f2 burglary with an M1 petty theft attached. I have never had a felony charge.what would my sentence be?

    This happened in geauga county ohio,i am 28 years old and have never been charged or convicted of a felony.I have plead not guilty and am willing to take a plea deal,i have a public defender,he says he could get it down to an f4 most likely. i was...

    Matthew’s Answer

    A second degree felony carries a possible prison term of 2-8 years. You need to get the help of an attorney.

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  • I have a warrant for not coming to court can i turn myself in without going to jail

    i was charged with trespass and disorderly conduct I was drinking at my brothers house got in a fight got kicked out came back 3 times after the police told me not to got put in a holding cell for about 25 minutes then went home. now my new job ...

    Matthew’s Answer

    An attorney may be able to workout out an arrangement with the prosecutor to bring you in voluntarily and get the warrant lifted. You should talk to an attorney as soon as possible to avoid the possibility of getting picked up on the warrant at an inopportune time.

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  • Burglary and theft charges

    I was cleaning houses for people and did this for approx 7 months. During this time these people would give me things. If it was Anything of value I would sell the items at a pawn shop or a cash for gold place. Now 2 of my 6 customers are saying I...

    Matthew’s Answer

    They can charge you based on nothing more than the accusation. As other have said, retain an attorney immediately. It takes far more proof to actually convict you, and an attorney will be able to prepare a defense. Most importantly, whether you turn yourself in or not, do not make any statements to the police!

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