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Thomas Gregory Haren

Thomas Haren’s Answers

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

    I was a passenger in a vehicle that I own. A friend "josh" was driving my vehicle and ran it into a ditch. I had a few drinks that night. The police thought I was the driver despite oral statements from every person involved, including "josh" w...

    Thomas’s Answer

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

    I received a speeding ticket the other day from a Sheriff. I was doing 41mph in a 25mph zone, as I was unfamiliar with the area and the speed limit. The Sheriff was driving in the direction opposite of me, then u-turned and pulled me over, letting...

    Thomas’s Answer

    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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  • 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.

    What can we do to help her/us prepare for this hearing, and can it be avoided due to her being searched and questioned by the store's security without us present? She admitted to the theft at that time. Several stores were involved though only o...

    Thomas’s Answer

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

    I was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and paraphernalia. This is my first offense and I was very cooperative with the officers. What I mean by notice, is will they say I have 90 days to schedule one.

    Thomas’s Answer

    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 call my office at (216) 369-9106 if you would like to talk.

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  • How long of a jail term would my son face for -probation violation in Rocky River, Oh court

    1st dui on 8/6/11-was transported to a local hospital and diagnosed with acute aceitosis-was on Basic Probation from 8/2012 thru the above court-attended a 3 day class in March 2012 at a local motel,saw a court ordered phys. then a capias was orde...

    Thomas’s Answer

    Please remember that it's never a good idea to discuss specific facts of a case online. You should consult with an attorney in a confidential setting if you would like legal advice. If a person violates a term of probation, the court can sentence that person to whatever days currently remain suspended on his or her sentence. It's difficult to know what a judge can or can't do without knowing what the original suspended sentence was. If you would like to discuss your case further, my office is in close to Rocky River and you can reach me at (216) 369-9106.

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  • 3rd dui in Ohio Allen county, can i get ankle monitor instead of the mandatory 30 days in jail?

    This is my first one in this county and my first one in 08 then 4 months later in 09. Then i got this one in Allen county in 2012. I have a 9 year old and don't have anyone that can take him for 30 days out any days is it possible to get ankle mon...

    Thomas’s Answer

    Please remember that it is not a good idea to discuss your case on the internet. You should hire an attorney as soon as possible so that you can talk about your case confidentially. It sounds like this charge might have an enormous effect on your family, aside from the legal consequences of a potential conviction: for that reason, please don't wait to speak with a lawyer. My firm helps people with a lot to lose after they've been charged with a criminal offense, my phone number is (216) 369-9106.

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  • Cited for failure to reinstate in Ohio, will I lose my driving privileges and/or go to jail?

    My license is suspended for hit./skip and some woman hit me yesterday while I was driving to work (9/17). I hadn't noticed that my work privileges were expired on 9/14. The officer gave me a ticket for failure to reinstate. It was an honest mist...

    Thomas’s Answer

    Please remember that it is not a good idea to discuss your case on the internet. You should hire a criminal defense attorney tdid insult with in a confidential setting. Speaking generally, whether a person can be sentenced to jail for a failure to reinstate charge depends on that person's history, but a large fine is always on the table. I practice near Stow, you can reach my office at (216) 369-9106 if you would like to discuss your particular case confidentially.

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  • 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

    no other priors and i wasn't charged with under age consumption just the speeding ticket and a OVI

    Thomas’s Answer

    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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  • I have been charge with Drug abuse. I want to fight this because i was not caught with anything and nobody saw me with anything.

    My friends were caught with possession and paraphernalia.

    Thomas’s Answer

    If you want to fight, then you need to call a criminal defense attorney. There can be a lot at stake any time a someone is charged with a criminal offense, so it's important to hire a lawyer who you feel comfortable with. I agree that being a member of the OACDL is a huge asset.

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  • How much is the fine?

    how much is the fine?it was 5.00 and change what i took. i am retired and on a fixed income.

    Thomas’s Answer

    We simply don't have enough information to answer your question, but please know that it is generally not a good idea to discuss your case over the internet. You should contact a criminal defense attorney to discuss your case in a confidential manner.

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