George Peter Mccarthy’s Answers

George Peter Mccarthy

Athens DUI / DWI Attorney.

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  1. Convicted of a loud muffler, but cannot pay the fine.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Peter Stephen Kirner
    2. George Peter Mccarthy
    3. Christopher Lee Beck
    3 lawyer answers

    Some courts allow you to make payments on fines and costs and as long as you do so your license will remain intact. They usually require you to come back once a month to make a payment to avoid any additional consequences or to explain why you still need more time to pay. However, this practice differs from county to county so you should check with the court. Do not ignore it because if your license is suspended for non payment you will likely have an additional cost to unblock your license.

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  2. I was charged with a dui in 2003. wasn't able to attend DUI school because i lived out of state. have a fta warrant What do i do

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. George Peter Mccarthy
    2. Jeffrey Charles Meadows
    3. David Charles Shook
    3 lawyer answers

    You can contact another DUI/criminal attorney in that area for a second opinion or other ideas. Unfortunately, it sounds like you are in contempt of court for not following the court's orders. You might be able to lessen or avoid days in jail by going to the OVI school now. However, i suggest you talk to a local attorney in the county you were charged in - they should be able to guide you the best.

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  3. What are the details of divorce?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jonathan Paul Jennings
    2. George Peter Mccarthy
    3. Thaddeus Stephen Wexler
    4. Kent Thomas Jones
    4 lawyer answers

    He does not need your permission to file for divorce. Generally a complaint for divorce is filed when either side wants to end the marriage. Ohio allows divorce based upon several grounds - one such reason for divorce is "irreconcilable differences." Generally a divorce is filed when the parties cannot agree on who is getting what property, how assets and liabilities are going to be divided, and how to deal with any custody issues involving children. In a divorce, the court will...

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  4. Is is possible to ask a judge to dismiss part of fine?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Donald Michael Gallick
    2. George Peter Mccarthy
    3. Robert Edward Calesaric
    4. John M. Kaman
    4 lawyer answers

    You may be apply to the court saying you are "indigent" but even so, our court may allow you to reduce the fine with community service. Courts normally do not change their sentencing after it has been issued, but you could try. You may be required to make your request in writing. You would need to contact the clerk of court's office where your case was held to find out. If you pled to the OVI then the ALS (Administrative License Suspension) suspension "merges" with the OVI suspension so...

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  5. How can I get divorced when I have no money?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. George Peter Mccarthy
    2. Jeffrey Steven Hale
    2 lawyer answers

    Check in your county for a "Legal Aid Clinic." Sometimes called a"Poverty Law Clinic." There is one in Canton at (330) 456-8361 - 306 Market Ave N, Canton, OH 44702 . They might be able to help you or possibly refer you to a similar place in Massillon to help. You can also check with your local attorney bar association to see if anyone offers "pro bono"(free) or reduced rates for vets. Thank you for your service and good luck.

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  6. How long do the police have to turn in an underage drinking citation?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. George Peter Mccarthy
    2. Christopher Lee Beck
    3. Kyle J Bristow
    3 lawyer answers

    Generally the officer has up to two years to file the charge for a misdemeanor of the first degree. That rarely happens. In underage consumption cases (and some other cases), the officer may file it the same day you are supposed to appear in court.

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  7. What is the maximum sentence for two d.u.s's

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. George Peter Mccarthy
    2. Christopher Lee Beck
    3. Douglas Edward Riddell Jr.
    3 lawyer answers

    I will assume your prior No OL charge was filed under 4507.02 or another section but NOT 4510.111. If your No OL was under 4510.11 or 4510.16 then the info below will change. If your prior DUS charge was under ORC 4510.111 and this current charge is a repeat 4510.111 within THREE (not six) years then it is a misdemeanor of the first degree punishable by a maximum 180 days in jail and $1000 fine and max 1 year license suspension, and if car is registered in your name then possible...

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  8. If there is a red light cam at a auto collision can i call to get the pics to use in my defense in court?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. David Allen Herman Jr.
    2. Robert Don Fink
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. George Peter Mccarthy
    5. Joel Jay Kofsky
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    Yes - you can subpoena the information which an attorney can do for you. However, you would want to see one as soon as you could since such infomration may not be stored for long.

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  9. Please tell me the penalty for driving on license suspended from reinstatement fee not paid?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Peter Stephen Kirner
    2. George Peter Mccarthy
    2 lawyer answers

    It should be an unclassified misdemeanor. If a first offense there is no jail time - max fine of $1000 and/or community service max of 500 hours plus court costs. If you have two or more DUS convictions within 3 years it becomes a misdemeanor of the first degree ($1000 fine max - 180 days jail max).

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  10. Can I get pulled over for one headlight out? Also if I'm in the passenger seat and didn't do anything can a cop ask for my ID?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. George Peter Mccarthy
    2. Jose Carmelo Masso IV
    3. Christopher Daniel Leroi
    3 lawyer answers

    Yes Ohio Revised Code sections 4513.04 and 4513.14 require two headlights. They must be used from sunset to sunrise, when it rains/snows, or when it is otherwise dark out due to the weather (4513.03). The ID question is hotly debated around the state over the years. But Ohio Revised Code section 2921.29 provides that no person shall fail to disclose name/address/dob when asked if the officer reasonably susprcts a crime has been committed or is about to be committed (or is a witness in...

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