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Thomas William Kidd Jr.

West Chester Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. How should I plead in Mayor's court on 3 petty theft charges over gasoline in ohio

    Answered about 2 months ago.

    1. Thomas William Kidd Jr.
    2. Christopher Lee Beck
    3. Matthew Oberlin Williams
    4. Greg Daryl Porter
    4 lawyer answers

    Your case is quite interesting, and you do need an attorney who can advise you appropriately. Specifically, you mention that your case is in a Mayor's court. Mayor's courts are excellent venues to resolve minor criminal issues if you have an attorney who understands the advantages of being in that venue. Sometimes it is possible to resolve the case in Mayor's court and to never have any record of a conviction. However, you also may wish to contest guilt based on having no criminal intent to...

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  2. What is the process and total cost to getting a misdemeanor expunged?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Robert Edward Calesaric
    2. Anthony Francis Comunale
    3. Thomas William Kidd Jr.
    4. Sean M Neary
    4 lawyer answers

    First, you must have no criminal convictions before or after this case. As long as you are a first-time offender, you should qualify for the sealing (or expungement) of this conviction.

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  3. What happens if I get kicked out of diversion, It was a petty theft charg my first offense

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Thomas William Kidd Jr.
    2. Eric Allen Marks
    3. Christopher Daniel Leroi
    3 lawyer answers

    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.

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  4. I was charged with petty theft. This is my first and last offense. I was not marandized

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Thomas William Kidd Jr.
    2. Louis Rubenstein
    3. Barry Franklin Poulson
    3 lawyer answers

    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...

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  5. How long can a person be held in Butler County Ohio without indictment?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Jeffrey Allen McCormick
    2. Thomas William Kidd Jr.
    2 lawyer answers

    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...

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  6. Can I get my first degree misdemeanor charge dismissed?

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. Christopher Lee Beck
    2. Thomas William Kidd Jr.
    3. Ashley Lenore Jones
    3 lawyer answers

    Many variables are factored into a plea offer. Any prosecutor will look at your criminal history, will review the police report for allegations (and evidence) of injury, and will listen to the alleged victim. Some courts will amend a first-time domestic violence to disorderly conduct, others might have a diversion program for first-time offenses when no injury exists, and other courts have a zero-tolerance policy as to domestic violence. You should contact an attorney immediately.

  7. Employee stole money. Wants to repay it and for us to drop charges, It was over $1500- felony in Ohio. We filed report, can we?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Christopher Lee Beck
    2. Thomas William Kidd Jr.
    3. Joanna Lenefonte
    3 lawyer answers

    If the State (through a prosecutor's office) has formally charged the person, then you could ask the prosecutor to dismiss the charge (or allow for diversion), but you, as the employer, could not do this on your own. Having said that, most prosecutors are willing to listen to victims and their desires regarding resolution, especially for financial crimes.

  8. I was charged for petty theft twice 4 to 5 year's ago could i get it expunged and how much would it be?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Benjamin J Partee
    2. Daniel Allen Perry
    3. Thomas William Kidd Jr.
    4. Brian Glen Jones
    4 lawyer answers

    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.

  9. What does Entry of Dismissal, filed mean?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Brandi Nicole Buchenau
    2. Thomas William Kidd Jr.
    2 lawyer answers

    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

  10. Me and my bf was in a accident on 4 27 2012 and now they are charging him with a ovi he has never took any drugs

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Thomas William Kidd Jr.
    1 lawyer answer

    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.