Every diversion program is different. However, the diversion programs that I most often utilize for my clients allow them to avoid a conviction as long as they satisfy the terms of diversion. If they do not satisfy the terms of diversion, a conviction results and the client is sentenced by the Judge just as if they had originally been found guilty.
The main issue as to your guilt is not whether you were mirandized since the failure to be mirandized would only exclude any statement or admission of guilt that you made. In Ohio, petty theft is a misdemeanor of the 1st degree which is punishable by up to 180 days in jail. However, if you have no prior theft related offenses, it is unlikely that you would receive a jail sentence of that length. If possible, hire an attorney who is familiar with the local court and with the rules that would...
As a former assistant prosecuting attorney in Butler County, the scenario that you describe does not match my experience in prosecuting there. Typically, at the preliminary hearing, the judge will bind the case over to the grand jury unless the judge does not find probable cause. (This is very rare in Butler County). If the judge finds no probable cause, the case is dismissed and the person released unless he is being held on other charges. Without knowing the facts I can only speculate that...
While it used to be true that you had to be a first time offender (only one conviction) in order to expunge a conviction, as of last Fall, Ohio law changed and you can now be an eligible offender and seal two convictions. This is a beneficial change to those who used to have no hope in sealing multiple convictions.
I am not sure what court you were in. However, preliminary hearings can frequently result in dismissals due to strict time requirements. You should be aware that the prosecutor is able to take the case to a grand jury which may indict (or charge) you with a felony
I am not sure what your question is but to be convicted of OVI a court must find impairment caused by alcohol or drugs (prescription drugs also apply). Your boyfriend, of course, must be very concerned about keeping his CDL. He definitely needs an attorney.
The fact that your case is in Mayor's court should prove beneficial. However, if this case is in Ohio, any drug conviction (including paraphernalia) can result in a driver's license suspension. Talking to (and hiring) an attorney may prevent this.
This is a serious charge that could result in prison, but the collateral consequences include having to register as a sexual offender. He most definitely should obtain representation as soon as possible.
In Ohio, simple trespass is a 4th degree misdemeanor and punishable by up to 30 days in jail. However, there are many other criminal offenses that involve trespass, ranging from aggravated trespass to breaking and entering to burglary. You should contact an attorney to more fully review the pending charge.