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Andrew Joseph Van Horn

Bluffton Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. If out on bail when I get my indictment will I get rearested

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Andrew Joseph Van Horn
    2. Benjamin J Lieberman
    3. Mark M Cheser
    3 lawyer answers

    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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  2. Need a recommendation...

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Andrew Joseph Van Horn
    2. Alexander M. Ivakhnenko
    2 lawyer answers

    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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  3. My ex-husband won't pay me what the court ordered him to pay. How do i go about getting this money?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Andrew Joseph Van Horn
    1 lawyer answer

    You could file a Motion to Show Cause as to why he is not in contempt of the previous court order then reduce it to judgment. The court would give him probably thirty days to pay off the amout owed. If he did not pay he may go to jail. In addition, depending on how your dissolution paper work reads you, may be able to collect directly from him through a garnishment of his bank account. However I would have to read your paper work prior to telling you this was the correct tactic to pursue.

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  4. 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.

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Andrew Joseph Van Horn
    2. Peter Stephen Kirner
    3. Neil Scott Rubin
    4. William N. Chambers
    4 lawyer answers

    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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  5. 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?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Andrew Joseph Van Horn
    2. Matthew Charles Bangerter
    2 lawyer answers

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

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  6. Im facing felony 2 burglary felony 3 safe cracking and felony 4 tampering with evidence. What should i expect as punishment?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Andrew Joseph Van Horn
    2. Gabriel Phillip Moorman
    2 lawyer answers

    I hope you respond to this as I would be interested in what happened at your conference. A f2 carries with it the presumption of prison time. The f3 in your case should have a neutral presumption and the f4 carries with it the presumption against prison. This being said your record will and the fact of the case all drive the decision of the Court.

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  7. What is the difference between Shock Probation and Judicial release in the state of Ohio?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Andrew Joseph Van Horn
    1 lawyer answer

    None. The old terminology was shock probation.

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  8. If the police execute a warrant for theft,arrest the suspect,then search his home and find drugs without a search warrant.legal?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Andrew Joseph Van Horn
    1 lawyer answer

    Much of what happened will depend on circumstance. When the officers entered the home they have the right to do a sweep to ensure their safety. They also may search the individual, again for their safety. If illegal items are in plain view like being on a table top or counter the officers have the right to seize them. But if they started rummaging through drawers and desks or moving furniture then there may be an issue. My advice is to hire an attorney and have them look at this case...

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  9. If my daughter serves out her whole sentence in ohio reformatory for women will she still have to be on probation when she gets

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Andrew Joseph Van Horn
    1 lawyer answer

    It depends on the charge and how her sentencing entry reads. Ohio has something called post release control. Depending on the charge, post release control can be mandatory or optional and up to the discretion of the Ohio Parole Authority. If I were you, I would have an attorney review the sentencing entry to determine what the possible outcomes may be when your daughter is released.

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  10. The guy had sex with an underage. She was 14 n he is 21. the girl was consenting. Note he knew her age. what advise can you him

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Andrew Joseph Van Horn
    1 lawyer answer

    Your friend should seek an attorney and speak to no other person regarding this matter. In the State of Ohio a 14 year old can not consent to have sex and at a minimum this sounds like unlawful sex with a minor, a felony of the fourth degree. These case always have a way of making it to the prosecutors office because somebody tells someone else and it then slips to an adult who alerts the authorities. Good Luck and if your friend is in North West Ohio please feel free to contact me.

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