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  • I have a f4 for marijauna trafficking and f5 poss. 378 total grams 117 individual bags what am i looking aT

    Went t prison in 2000 att b and e

    Andrew’s Answer

    I would hire an attorney since under the new sentencing laws you would be a presumptive community control case. the problem is the prior felony which can remove that presumption.

    If you would like further assistance please feel free to call.

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  • My 19 yr old son was cited for underage drinking in Ohio. Do I need a lawyer? This is his first time. He was not driving.

    He has been in no previous trouble. I looked up his name on line and they have issued a warrant for him. We have received nothing through the mail about what the next step should be. Some of his friends that were there have gone to the police st...

    Andrew’s Answer

    I agree with Mr. Kirner, an attorney will assist in the recall of the warrant. Also you need to always get ahead of these matters. There may be diversion programs that are available that would keep your sons record clean.

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  • Didn't know my license was suspended, and I got pulled over an cited for driving under suspension? I want to know my best option

    Never been in trouble, but I wanted to know what should I do I don't want to go to jail, or be held because I don't have the money for the fines?

    Andrew’s Answer

    Not sure about Shaker Heights, but in the Courts I practice in, these cases resolve themselves by the drier getting valid before the case is over. Typically the prosecutor will then amend the charge to a no operators license with a small fine. You will need money to get valid depending on why you received the suspension.

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  • I was with a minor that had stole from a business and i drove away because i got scared. what will happen to me?

    ive never been in trouble before . i just turned 18, i dropped her off, and there trying to get me for conspiracy

    Andrew’s Answer

    In Ohio, conspiracy requires a substantial overt act. I would like to discuss this matter further because is sounds more like complicity rather than conspiracy. Get an attorney and defend this.

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  • If i am a minor and get charged with an ovi in ohio for marijuana will i be drug tested in court?

    I was pulled over and was given no reason why, was searched without a reason, and was given a sobriety test for alcohol and not drugs. i did however fail my urine test, bad. Will i be given another urine test in court and what charges may i be fac...

    Andrew’s Answer

    From your initial description there are many issues with this case. The Stop, The Search. I would go to the attorneys office and make an appointment to see him to discuss this matter. I do not have the facts but the initial impression is there are suppression issues. Finally, yes, there will be continued drug testing so get clean. You are facing DUI charges.

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  • I am being accused of theft. A 1st degree misdemeanor and a 5th degree felony.

    my friend and i were drunk at a bar and she left her purse. i did not know i still had it till she got a hold of me a few days later. i returned it to her. i thought everything was fine till today (a few weeks after). i got served these papers say...

    Andrew’s Answer

    If you have not already hired an attorney, do so now. The laws have changed in Ohio and theft is now only a misdemeanor of the first degree if the amount exceeds $1000.00, so I am not sure where the felony is coming from. The burden of proof is is on the State and a good presentation of the facts is essential to your defense. If you would like a further consult,please contact me.

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  • Need a recommendation...

    A good friend of mine in Ohio was recently charged (Oct 2011) with multiple drug felonies… This friend was charged with 1 count of F1 trafficking and 2 counts of F3 possession… The person who “wired up” on my friend “States Witness” was cooperatin...

    Andrew’s Answer

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    You have to have a full review of the file. Personally, I think the attorney who was working for your friend crossed the line based on your representation of the facts.

    As to the Prosecutor and Attorney having a good relationship. That is not so bad. I like to think that I get along very well with the prosecutors in that county and actually I think that could help. But as to the other relationship. WOW.

    If you would like a consult, I would be willing to listen.

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  • I live in Florida, my son lives with his Mother in Ohio, I want sole custody but do not want him going back there, what do i do?

    I have a 4 year old son with an ex,we were never married.I am married now and live in Fl. she lives in Oh.. I make several trips a year to see my 2 children up there.She denies visitation unless she needs money,she let me have him in Florida for a...

    Andrew’s Answer

    I agree with the first attorney in asking whether you have been found to be the father. Regardless, assuming these facts are correct, you have a very good case. However, it sounds like you want the mother to have no visitation, and this is very difficult.

    Consult with an attorney, I practice in Hardin County and would be willing to consult with you.

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  • If out on bail when I get my indictment will I get rearested

    I waved my preliminary hearing do you get new bond or is it up to jury if you keep the one you have now

    Andrew’s Answer

    In Ohio your bail should be carried over from the prelim.. The Key is make sure the Common Pleas Court has your contact information. If they choose to serve you by summons, be sure to appear. Also, if you hire an attorney, you can have them contact the prosecutor and work things out early through a Bill of Information.

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  • I want to appeal a custody order myself. What is my first step and what paperwork do I need to file with notice of appeal?

    Custody was given to my daughter's paternal grandmother and her father is deceased. I was not proven unfit, but I was charged with abandonment. In the state of Ohio, abandonment law constitutes that no contact is made between parent and child for ...

    Andrew’s Answer

    Appeals are very complex, I would advise getting an attorney. If you cannot afford one, seek help from legal aid.

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