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Dennis Armand DiMartino

Youngstown Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. Why AVVO.com LAWYERS have not answered some questions, and why most questions are taking so long to answer by just one lawyer?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Dennis Armand DiMartino
    2. C L Huddleston III
    3. Andrew Daniel Myers
    4. Sherrille Diane Akin
    5. Brian Coleman Kelly
    5 lawyer answers

    This is easy to answer. The reason lots of your questions are waiting is that lawyers really watch their time. Their input here only helps the people out here who ask questions: the lawyers don't get any higher Avvo ratings, nobody is paying them for their knowledge, and they don't get a new client. The most that the lawyer gets, or at least this lawyer gets, is the feeling of helping someone to a small degree who has a legal problem. That;s altruistic at best and many lawyers are just not...

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  2. How do I plead on my petty theft charges?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Dennis Armand DiMartino
    2. Amanda Ackerman Condon
    3. Christopher Lee Beck
    4. Benjamin J Partee
    5. Daniel Nelson Deasy
    5 lawyer answers

    Follow these instructions to the letter. When you go to your Arraignment tomorrow, greet the Judge with a hearty "Good morning, Your Honor. I am well aware of this charge, so you don't have to read the charge to me. Your Honor, I enter a plea of NOT GUILTY to it. I am asking you to please consider letting me go on my own recognizance. I have never been in trouble before. I absolutely guarantee you I will return to your Courtroom whenever you order me to do so, Judge. Thank you!" Yeah,...

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  3. Criminal case was reversed, now the prosecutor says they hav 45 days to submit this to the OHIO SUPREME COURT

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Dennis Armand DiMartino
    2. Joshua Sachs
    3. Zachary Douglas Mayo
    4. Douglas Holbrook
    5. John Michael Stryker
    5 lawyer answers

    I agree with other counsel that the word "odds" makes this question difficult to answer. You have to consider that just getting the Supreme Court of Ohio to agree to accept a case on Appeal from 1 of the 12 appellate Courts across the State is a really difficult and intricate process. You have to first seek official permission from the Supreme Court, called "granting a writ of certiorari." So it's sort of like "Mother, May I?" in a legal setting. You have to convince the Supreme Court that...

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  4. Need a criminal appeals attorney in Stark County Ohio wiling to do pro bono work.

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Dennis Armand DiMartino
    2. Christopher Lee Beck
    3. John Douglas Lloyd
    3 lawyer answers

    You have two options, realistically. First, you can contact a resource location (I will give you contact information for two such resources in a minute) that has access to pro bono appellate attorneys. Second, you could try some type of media blast, like Yahoo user group, CraigsList, etc. The first way is much more effective. The two most likely places that would have access to information about pro bono appellate lawyers, which is a very small market, are as follows: Ninth District...

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  5. Are there lawyers in dayton ohio that are scared of the dayton police, are they scared to go against them?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Dennis Armand DiMartino
    2. Christopher Lee Beck
    3. Thomas Austin Thompson
    3 lawyer answers

    You raise a number of different points and questions in your post, but I will try to make a few suggestions. First, you should try to hire a lawyer or law firm OUT of Montgomery County or the Dayton area if you are worried about them "laying down" on the job because they are too familiar with the local authorities. I would suggest some lawyers in Cincinnati or perhaps Columbus. Being out of the area, they won't have a "dog in the fight," so they should be able to focus on defending the...

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  6. What responsibilities does a public defender have to a client once appointed?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Dennis Armand DiMartino
    2. Philip Alan Eichorn
    3. Douglas Holbrook
    4. Bart Charles Craytor
    5. Zachary Douglas Mayo
    5 lawyer answers

    The short answer iz that your son's PD had the same obligations to your son as does a privately-retained attorney. S/He has to meet with the client, review the charges, investigate the facts, research and undsrstand the feasibility of all possible defenses, and ultimately either negotiate a plea ageement or present those defenses at a Trial. It's really difficult to give you any information on whether your son has valid grounds for an Appeal or not; one would need to review 1) the charges,...

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  7. Is it illegal to open mail that is found in the garbage?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Dennis Armand DiMartino
    2. Frank Mascagni III
    3. John Maurice Holcomb
    3 lawyer answers

    Unfortunately, the correct answer here is NO, it is not illegal to open mail found in the trash. The reasoning for this is that once items are placed in the trash, the owner is considered to have legally abandoned all claims to the property. There are a few cases on this issue, but they go back to the 1975 Nixon era, when newspaper reporters from the National Enquirer raided the trash of Henry Kissinger. In 1988, the Supreme Court decided this issue in the context of a drug case. They...

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  8. How do i fing the attorney associated with a case

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Dennis Armand DiMartino
    2. Richard Straussman
    3. James Juo
    4. Cassandra M. Porter
    4 lawyer answers

    The short answer to your question is to either: 1) review the signature line on a copy of the pleading in the Bankruptcy Court ; 2) locate the attorney through the Supreme Court for the State where they practice; or 3) call the Clerk of the Bankruptcy Court and give them the Case Number, etc. As to the first suggestion, if you have a hard copy of a pleading filed, look towards the end of the document. There will be a signature line and an electronic signature affixed. The signature line...

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  9. Is it true that if u lose in trail u get Tha max sentence

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Dennis Armand DiMartino
    2. Chester Leroy Palumbo
    3. Karri Ann Peck
    4. William A. Jones Jr.
    4 lawyer answers

    Although it's really tough to predict accurately, that generally is true with most State Court judges in Ohio. It's what we call imposing the "trial tax." Judges view it this way : you have all these wonderful Constitutionally-guaranteed rights since you were charged with a crime. If you want to avail yourself of all those rights and go to Trial and win, fantastic. But if you go to Trial and lose, then all bets are off. In that case, you should have resolved the case by a plea, instead of...

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  10. I have a friend that took a blank check from his employer and forged it for $550. How much time is he looking at?

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Dennis Armand DiMartino
    2. Peter Stephen Kirner
    3. Rachel Anne Sabo
    4. Stephen Thomas Wolfe
    4 lawyer answers

    It depends on what the employer really wants. I could see this case being initially charged as a Felony for Forgery or Passing Bad Checks. I could also see this charged as a simple Misdemeanor theft. Your friend needs to assemble the $550 he stole from the employer; in fact, I would suggest he put together $650 in a cashier's check or a money order to cover restitution, microfilm copies, etc. Before he even does that, however, he needs to hire a local experienced criminal defense lawyer in...

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