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  • Out of state license Illinois dui conviction ?

    I have Ohio license and plead guilty in Illinois. I read from answers posts that I will be suspended in Ohio for sometime. Will I ever be able to be reinstated after suspension. Or will I be put on hold until I'm lifted in Illinois. The Illinoi...

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    You will receive a notice from the Ohio BMV with the dates of your six-month Ohio license suspension. This will also contain information about reinstatement fees. You may petition the Municipal or County court in your place of residence for limited driving privileges.

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  • Can I purchase a handgun in Ohio?

    In 2011 I was charged with misdemeanor marijuana possession in Michigan. I was placed on probation under Section 333.7411. I completed my probation without issue. Under section 7411, upon completion of the terms and condition of probation the cour...

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    I see no reason why you would be denied. Just answer the questions on the federal form honestly. If you are denied, you can hire a lawyer to look into the matter.

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  • Is it common for someone not even double the limit to fail every part of the sobriety test?

    I took a field sobriety test and the cop said I failed every part of the test. I thought I did fine also I only blew a .13.

    John’s Answer

    Most people will perform quite poorly on field sobriety tests with a BAC of .13. Whether the officer's estimation of your performance is correct, and whether the machine was accurate are separate questions.

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  • I am a minor charged with possession. Would it be worth it to hire an attorney for my case?

    Recently pulled over with friends past curfew and i was in the possession of marijuana. I was told i can represent myself or hire an attorney. What are the repercussions of this conviction and would it be worth the cost to hire an attorney? I'm no...

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    You definitely need a lawyer. A pot citation will result in a mandatory driver's license suspension and loss of Federal college financial aid eligibility for one year. A lawyer can probably get the charge amended to disorderly conduct or get you into some type of diversion program.

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  • Can i have a judgement suspension placed on my license if I was not cited or found at fault?

    I was driving south on Main St in Dayton, OH when a car headed east pulled out in front of me. To avoid hitting the car (no doubt I would have killed them) I swerved to the left and did a 180 and ended up facing north on the opposite side of the s...

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    You seem to be confused. If the court has entered a judgment against you, you HAVE been found to be at-fault. You have three options: 1. hire a lawyer to try to have the judgement set aside; 2. Pay the judgment; 3. Enter in to a payment plan for the amount due; 4. File for bankruptcy and discharge the judgement; 5. Obtain limited driving privileges from your local court.

    Never drive without insurance!

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  • I was in a traffic accident in Ohio in 2013. Our lawyers have received our settlement. We've been told we have to repay ins.

    Since we were the victims, we are being told the subrogration lien is coming out of OUR settlement. Since apparently, the person driving the other car was not insured, but his brother who OWNED the car was. My mother died 3 times in the ER the d...

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    Sounds like a very difficult situation. Ohio Medicaid will not take your entire settlement, but Medicare will. Ultimately, there is no point in bringing a case if you are not going to collect anything. I wouldn't sign a release until you have a written statement of the minimum you are going to net out of this.

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  • I was released from probation for a felony 5 assault in Ohio 14 years ago and received a restoration of civil rights letter can

    i was released from probation for a felony 5 assault in Ohio 14 years ago and received a restoration of civil rights letter can i legally own a firearm for hunting

    John’s Answer

    I do not believe so. The standard restoration of rights letter does not remove firearms disability. The preferred option for removal of disability is a petition for sealing of your record of conviction. If you are ineligible for sealing, which I believe that you are, an alternative is a petition for restoration of your right to bear arms.

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  • 17 year old pulled over for 54 in 35, can his license be suspended or not? this is the first offense.

    he has been driving for about a year and we greatly rely on his help to transport our other kids as my wife has ms and I work long hours, also what is the appearance in court like

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    The court can suspend his license. You may want to hire a lawyer to assist your son with this.

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  • Can Stepchildren receive distributions from a Wrongful Death Settlement?

    My father passed away and I opened a wrongful death lawsuit and now that it's getting ready to be disbursed, the stepchildren want some of the money. My mother died 3 years after my father and wasn't alive when I retained Attorneys for this case a...

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    I'm not aware of any authority that holds stepchildren to be next-of-kin for the purpose of a wrongful death settlement. They aren't even entitled to notice of the hearing.

    As for your "say" in the distribution of proceeds, you, as the personal representative of the deceased, make application to the Probate Court. for authority to settle. I strongly encourage you to reach an agreement with the other beneficiaries if possible, because disagreements in this area open wounds that never heal. However, the final decision regarding distribtion of proceeds is up to the judge..

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