As the previous attorney stated, you can be compelled to testify. But, you cannot be compelled to testify to something that is not true or to something for which you don't remember. The danger in your situation is that you do not know what you told the police, what is in the police report or whether you completed a witness statement. For this reason, you should obtain the report from the police deparment and consult an attorney to determine your rights and responsibilities.
Your friends case is very complicated and requires the advice of an immigration and family law attorney. Generally, to obtain a divorce in the state of Ohio, one party must be a resident of the state of Ohio for at least 6 months and a resident of the county for which the divorce is filed for at least 90 days prior to filing the divorce. However, due to your friend's immigration status, a divorce prior to his immigration interviews may or may not have an effect on his potential immigration...
Regardless of who earns the income, Ohio defines marital property as any asset earned throughout the duration of the marriage except for gifts, inheritances and other specific types of property. Therefore, the money in the joint account belongs to both of you.
Seek the counsel of a qualified and respected divorce attorney that practices regularly in the county of your residence. He/she will be able to properly advise you on how to protect your interests.
You should also realize that some M1 charges carry with it mandatory driver license suspension or increased penalties for subsequent charges. Therefore, your boyfriend should consult an attorney to fully understand the consequences of his charge.
In Ohio there are two separate look back periods: one is a 6 year look back and the other is a 20 year look back period. The six year look back period enhances the penalties for each subsequent ovi up to the 4th ovi which becomes a felony. The 20 year look back period punishes as a felony an ovi with 5 or more prior convictions for ovi.
You will be charged with a first offense either low tier or high tier ovi. If this is a case in which you refused a chemical test (breath or otherwise)...
Is this a Domestic Violence Civil Protection Order or a protection order issued by the court after your husband was arrested for Domestic Violence? If it is a Domestic Violence Civil Protection Order filed by you then, you should go back to court and request that the matter be dismissed.
If it is a protection order issued by the Court after your husband was arrested for domestic violence then, you should contact the prosecutor and victims advocate to request that the restraining order be...
The previous attorney stated the penalties correctly. However, based upon the phrasing of your question, I am concerned that your friend may have ovi/dui outside of the state of Ohio. If that is the case, keep in mind that those convictions can be used against him to enhance the charge to a felony.
Also, if he has a total of five or more convictions in a 20 year period for convictions within or outside of Ohio, the charge can be a felony level ovi.
Yes you will have to go to Ohio. My experience with these issues are two fold: First, you have a license block due to the failure to appear in the Ohio municipal court. Hire an attorney to represent you. It is not uncommon for a court to release the block once you appear to face the charges. Second, because the ovi case is fifteen years old, the evidence may be stale or non-existant, or memories may have faded, to such an extant that prosecution may be difficult if not impossible.
If you have a lien against the motorcycle and your name is on the loan then, you may be able to file a motion to halt the forfeiture requirement. There could also be other statutory reasons to prevent the forfeiture. Keep in mind that forfeiture will only take place if a conviction is obtained. Consult an attorney to know both you and your husband's legal rights.