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Thomas Gregory Haren

Westlake Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. Im 19 and just got a speeding ticket and a OVI for blowing a .04. whats the punishments could be or if i need a lawyer

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Christopher Michael Fogt
    2. Patrick Sean Leary
    3. Andrew A Esposito
    4. Thomas Gregory Haren
    5. Charles K. Kenyon Jr.
    5 lawyer answers

    Please remember it's not a good idea to discuss your case on the internet. You should absolutely speak with an attorney in a confidential setting to discuss the facts and circumstances of your case. OVI convictions can have serious consequences, especially for a 19 year old - a conviction stays on a person's record and could impact a person's educational and job opportunities going forward. It's important to have a lawyer to counsel you throughout the process and to advocate for you in court.

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  2. How long after being sentenced can I fill for an appeal in Ohio, on a felony case that I accepted a plea bargain on?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Thomas Gregory Haren
    2. David Keith Greer
    3. Anne Whalen Gill
    3 lawyer answers

    Where a person accepts a plea, his or her grounds for appeal are much more limited than if he or she had gotten convicted. Anybody considering an appeal should consult with a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible, so that the appeal can be filed within the applicable time limits.

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  3. Pulled over for DUI but I dont think the police had a right to stop me

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Thomas Gregory Haren
    2. Alexander M. Ivakhnenko
    3. Bret Andrew Royle
    4. Zev Goldstein
    5. Joshua Stephen Alexander
    5 lawyer answers

    If police do not have the right to stop a vehicle, then any evidence obtained as a result of the unlawful stop can be suppressed, including the result of a breath test. In any DUI case there are important, time-sensitive concerns that have to be addressed by a DUI defense attorney. It's impossible to judge your case from a simple internet posting, so I recommend that you speak with an attorney as soon as possible about your case in order to protect your rights and your license.

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  4. How much time do you get out of a breaking and entering and theft felony 5 on both

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Thomas Gregory Haren
    2. Christopher Lee Beck
    3. James Regan
    3 lawyer answers

    Without knowing the facts of the case, I can tell you that a person convicted of a fifth degree felony can face imprisonment from six months to one year and/or fines not more than $2,500 per offense. That being said, community control can be a possibility. These are serious charges, and a person charged with these offenses should speak with an attorney immediately to discuss his or her options.

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  5. Is false information on a speeding ticket grounds for dismissal of the ticket?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Christopher Lee Beck
    2. Thomas Gregory Haren
    3. Michael J Silveira
    3 lawyer answers

    I agree with the previous answer. It is not grounds for dismissal of the case outright, but it can be used to damage the credibility of the officer, as well as the accuracy of the allegation, when the officer is on the stand.

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  6. What can happen if someone who is on community control and never went to see the probation officer and gets picked up for that

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Thomas Gregory Haren
    2. Christopher Lee Beck
    2 lawyer answers

    If a person is arrested on a probation violation, the court could sentence that person to serve the balance of the prison time that was originally suspended. That person definitely needs to speak with an attorney about the case as soon as possible.

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  7. I have a felony conviction for Arson IV. If I get it pardoned in ohio and apply for nursing jobs do i have to disclose it?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Christopher Lee Beck
    2. Thomas Gregory Haren
    3. James Regan
    3 lawyer answers

    Yes. Pardons don't seal the record or "undo" the conviction. They only excuse the punishment. The offense will still be on your record. That being said, you should still consult an attorney to discuss the particular circumstances of your case.

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  8. Do I have access to view a persons written statement? Do I have access to audio recordings taken by the involved officer?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Christopher Lee Beck
    2. Thomas Gregory Haren
    3. Andrew Richard Bucher
    3 lawyer answers

    You should hire an attorney ASAP, and please remember that it is not a good idea to post about your case online. You need to talk with a lawyer confidentially about your particular circumstance. That being said, the defense does have the ability to see written statements provided to law enforcement officers, as well as audio recordings (if available).

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  9. How can I help protect my 16-yr old re: 1st time shoplifting, now going to court? She was questioned/searched w/o parent there.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. David Keith Greer
    2. Thomas Gregory Haren
    3. Christopher Lee Beck
    4. Benjamin Louis Luftman
    5. Yousef Mazen Faroniya
    5 lawyer answers

    First: it is not a good idea to post specific case information on the internet, where it can be viewed by anybody. Second: you need to find a good attorney in your area with whom you can discuss your daughter's case in confidence. There may be diversion programs available in your area, but you should talk with a local attorney to determine the best course of action.

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  10. Will I be drug tested at pre trial or at all? Will I be notified in advance?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Christopher Lee Beck
    2. Peter Stephen Kirner
    3. Thomas Gregory Haren
    3 lawyer answers

    First thing: it's never a good idea to post case information on a public website like Avvo. You should talk with an attorney in a confidential setting. As far as what will happen with your charges, it's impossible to know until you talk with an attorney, which should be your biggest priority. I help people charged with drug offenses, and my office is not far from Kent. I would be happy to schedule a consultation with you to address some of your questions in a more appropriate manner. You can...

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