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  • Petty theft, first time...how should I plea and can I request a program instead of jail time?

    Basically got caught with petty theft, first time offense in Rocky River, OH. Have court next week, not sure how to plea. Would like program if I qualify to not be on my record and not have to do jail time. I now have a job, and cannot risk losing...

    Jerome’s Answer

    You should have a lawyer. If you do not have the money now, tell the Court and they will appoint a lawyer for you. There are diversion programs available for first time offenders, but you will need a lawyer to navigate your through the system. Again, if you don't have the money the Court will appoint a lawyer for you.
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  • Can my ROR bond be revoked?

    I am out on ROR bond and I have my felony arraignment soon. I haven't gotten in any trouble and I've also been completely compliant the whole time. Can they revoke my ROR bond and arrest me at the arraignment?

    Jerome’s Answer

    Highly unlikely. For a felony, you should have a lawyer with you at the arraignment. If you cannot afford to retain a lawyer, tell the court and they will appoint on for you to handle the case.
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  • How

    Ok i got court in Dayton Ohio tomarrow for a petty theft charge I plan to plead not guilty and get a public defender... It's my first offense, first charge I've ever had I'm 18 just turned 18 in November. They arrested me on spot took me to jail I...

    Jerome’s Answer

    Do not be concerned.
    First, It is standard procedure to plead "not Guilty" at your first appearance. No one will be upset. Jail is highly unlikely given the situation as you have described it. Look to your lawyer too see if there is a Diversion Program" for first offenders. It is possible that you may totally avoid conviction of a crime.
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  • Can I get charges reduced and possibly get no jail time?

    I received a summons for a felony. I am accused of keeping a rental car beyond return date resulting in 2500.00. I have no criminal history.

    Jerome’s Answer

    With no other criminal record, jail is unlikely. Get an experienced criminal defense lawyer and follow the advice.
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  • Will my felony probation officer find out that I got a Perry theft in municipal court

    Perry theft

    Jerome’s Answer

    You are under an obligation to tell them. And it is far better the t hey find it out from you than through the system. The last thing you want is to make this worse by withholding info or being dishonest.
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  • Is there any way I can use someones past criminal history against them in a new case?

    My friend passed away in a car crash. The person driving the car was under the influence and took two lives that night. This was their 4th DUI and this person has a criminal record that consists of more than just DUI's. At the pretrial it was said...

    Jerome’s Answer

    If the case goes to trial, there are rules about what can be used as evidence. Some of this rules deal with a persons past, including criminal records. So it is possible that all or part of the history will be used as evidence.
    however, the rules are complicated and open to interpretation. Ultimately a Judge will decide what comes in and what does not. The lawyer who handles the case should have a knowledge of the rules and how to use them.

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  • What would be the charge and could they be charged for putting a cellphone in the bathroom to try to video a minor undressing. m

    The minor seen it before undressing and deleted it.

    Jerome’s Answer

    The Crime is voyeurism. It is a felony of the 5th Degree, chichis serious. It would also call for a sex offender registration for a period of 15 years.
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  • What exactly is a "Money Spec." mean?

    I've been indicted on F3 Tampering w evidence, F5 Possesion and 2 counts of money spec. (Does not say what degree of felony) I currently have these pending charges that I'm not prepared to face until I have a proper legal consultation

    Jerome’s Answer

    It is now a common practice for the government to try to seize any money they can. The burden will be on you, if money was seized in connection with your charges, to prove the money is legitimate.

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