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Thomas Gregory Haren

Thomas Haren’s Answers

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

    only trouble ever been into besides traffic

    Thomas’s Answer

    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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  • I nned to know if a 40 year old misdemeanor may still show in a background check.

    I had my 33+ year management job ended last week and hope to semi reire to sub teaching and need an FBI background check. In 1973 I was just 18 and stupidly tried to take a pair of gloves and ended up with a misdemeanor $25 fine. Any chance that w...

    Thomas’s Answer

    In all likelihood, yes, it will still show up.

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  • Is there a way to have possession charges dropped for marijuana?

    I did not have any on me but my friend did and I am being charged with it he had told them it was his. Can I fight this?

    Thomas’s Answer

    If the state cannot meet its burden of proof then the charges will be dealt with either by a dismissal or a not guilty verdict at trial. Whether the state can prove that you were actually in possession of marijuana will depend on the particular facts of your case. You should consult an attorney to discuss your case immediately.

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  • I had a felony indictment dismissed by a Common Pleas Court and the record sealed ...

    ... do I have to pay for this ? The court dismissed the charges on all of the other court proceedings and the charges for the community control sanctions. The indictment was dismissed due to the Ohio Supreme Court's ruling in State v. Williams. ...

    Thomas’s Answer

    It depends on the court. You should call an attorney and have him or her contact the Clerk of Courts for that jurisdiction. That attorney can help you get the record sealed and inform you of whatever fees are involved. My experience is that there is usually a fee involved when filing to seal a record.

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

    sentenced to that, for tampering with evidence did serve 4 months in the county F3

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    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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  • Is my arrest warrant still active?

    About 7 months ago (2/14/12), I was caught shop lifting. The officer told me to call the clerks office the following tuesday and ask if there is a warrant for my arrest. Fortunately there wasn't. I learnt my lesson, and moved on. Out of curiosity,...

    Thomas’s Answer

    The warrant is likely still active. You need to consult with an attorney who can begin working on your case to try to get the warrant recalled. You don't want this hanging around -- police officers look up people's names during things as routine as traffic stops. If your name were to come back with an outstanding warrant, there is a very good chance that the officer would take you to jail.

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  • What are the statues for a rape charge involving an adult and a minor victium..the defendant was charged then arrested and swabb

    case was dissmissed and now has a grand jury indictment

    Thomas’s Answer

    You can find the statutes for these types of offenses in Section 2907 of the Ohio Revised Code. They are online at http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/2907.

    These types of charges are serious. The defendant needs to consult a lawyer immediately.

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