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  • I am in the midst of a criminal defense case getting ready for trial, but I don't feel my attorney is truly engaged?

    I was charged through a closed grand jury indictment, which lead to my arrest and extradition back to the charging state, even though I had retained an attorney before returning to my home state. While in transit my family contacted him for inform...

    Louis’s Answer

    Good attorney-client communication is very important. If you are concerned about firing this attorney, don't be. You always can change counsel. Simply communicate your wishes and request an appropriate refund of the retainer. Feel free to visit my website or call. Thanks for taking the time to read this.

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  • What are the requirements to get something expunged off your record?

    I have a misdemeanor of theft on my record prior to that I had no record is there a way to get it expunged off?

    Louis’s Answer

    Yes, provided however that one year has passed since your conviction or the termination from probation whichever is later. The process is not complicated. There is a filing fee due the Clerk of Courts, an application for expungement is filed, a report on your eligibility is prepared for the Court and there is unusally just one hearing. Hope this is helpful.

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  • Can i get off probation early>

    I was sentense to 3 years probation for improper use.I plead to a bill of information. I got 3 years probatin,500 fine,1000 restution,class and no office of trust.I have comply with everything but the 3 years probation.I have been on for 9 months ...

    Louis’s Answer

    The decision is up to your sentencing Judge, who, in turn will likely consult your PO for his/her recommendation. Do not try to file this yourself as it is unlikely the Court will grant it.

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  • Can a capias be recalled after being issued 6 months ago?

    did not complete court ordered in pt rehab

    Louis’s Answer

    The Court has the power to recall the capias. However you should contact a good criminal defense attorney who knows his/her way around this Court. It is likely there is a cash bond, and the Judge may want a good explanation why it took six months. Good luck.

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  • First OVI set for plea next week - what to expect?

    I received my first OVI in early September and have been to court two times already. My original charge was a so-called "Super OVI" because my BAC was over .17. My lawyer has spoken with the prosecutor and apparently he has agreed to reduce the OV...

    Louis’s Answer

    You have counsel therefore I consider an ethical issue to respond. Contact your counsel and raise all your concerns.

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  • Third underage consumption 4 days before 21st birthday?

    I was drinking (illegally) at a bar in Ohio 4 days before my 21st birthday. March of 2011 I suffered severe head trauma and as a result have seizures frequently. I had one outside the bar and was transported to the local hospital where I woke up a...

    Louis’s Answer

    Do not handle this alone. Go today to your county,s public defender if you can not afford private counsel. Best advise I can offer. Good luck!

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  • I shot a man and was charged with assualt 1st. This is my fist offense. HELP!!

    I shot a man that was on drugs trying to attack me and my pregnant girlfriend and I was charged with assualt 1st and this is my first time ever being arrested. I been working since I was 15 and I have four kids that I take care of. What hope is th...

    Louis’s Answer

    Yes there is hope. Hire a good attorney. The law may provide you a complete defense of self defense or defense of others. Good luck!!

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  • What can you get for attempted petty theft in ohio if its your first time

    in walmart a friend of mine took the plastic off of a dvd valued at like 28 dollars but then ditched it and decided not to steal it..he never concealed it on himself or tried to leave the store with the property but was stopped on his way out by w...

    Louis’s Answer

    Attempted theft is a 2nd degree misdemeanor. Your friend ought to find a criminal defense attorney to lead him/her through the process. Chance to do a diversion program exists. If successful charge will be dismissed. Worth the effort. Hope this is helpful.

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  • Hi, I was recently arrested under a few charges, none of which drug related except first time posession.

    I had a socket with a rubber hose on it, and it was used for nothing but smoking legal blends. Can I be charged with posession? I have a court date and do not know how to handle this!

    Louis’s Answer

    probably yes as to charged, another story as to conviction. State must prove the device was used for illicit purposes. Hire a good attorney. Conviction for drug paraphenalia may have a license suspension. Hope this is helpful. Good luck.

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  • I hit my friend's car parked in my driveway, while backing up from my garage, what are my responsibilites? I am a resident in OH

    Am i responsible for any damages, since i wasn't aware he was parked there.

    Louis’s Answer

    Simple answer is you are responsible. If there is a lot of damage report it to your carrier. If you can take care of it pay your friend but I would advise you get a release

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