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  • My case was nolle prosequi in January can I be reindicted on the same charges?

    Nolle prosequi and reindictment

    John’s Answer

    Yes. A nolle prosequi is "without prejudice," which means that you can be charged again.

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  • If I was to go back to Ohio and turn myself in...what am I possibly looking at?

    I was arrested in Ohio in 2014 for wrongful trust of m/v. I was given two years reporting prob. I moved out of state and never reported. I am aware there is a warrant. I did serve ten days before release.

    John’s Answer

    Could be a range of penalties, but turning yourself in will weigh heavily in your favor, as will having a job, no further offenses, money to pay any outstanding fines and court costs, and being able to pass a drug test. A lawyer is highly recommended.

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  • Why was I prevented from buying a firearm?

    I've been convicted with attempted theft which is was amended from burgarly, criminal trespassing, also convicted of disorderly conduct which was amended from domestic violence. I was told that since I wasn't charged with the domestic violence I w...

    John’s Answer

    It could be the DV, or if the Attempted Theft was a felony, that could be the problem, too. It is possible to file a petition to have your right to bear arms restored. You should seek legal assistance.

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  • Identity theft and theft they are charging her and no court date what will hef sentence be?

    My sister Shannon is being charged with theft and identity theft over a car she let go back

    John’s Answer

    I am located in Hamilton. Fairfield is a jurisdiction that is known for being tough on theft offenders. I would be happy to speak with your friend by phone if she is not represented; a public forum is not appropriate for further discussions.

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  • Bottom line, Can a person who completed and ILC Program for felony charge, otherwise clean background, purchase firearms in Ohio

    ILC completed in Ohio 2013 - Hopefully an easy question. I had a drug arrest in 2013 and was granted an ILC program. Completed all and every request by the court for the ILC and sealed the arrest record in 2013. I used to shoot guns competitively...

    John’s Answer

    Referring to BATFE Form 4473, you should be fine, as long as you are not currently an addict or unlawful user of controlled substances. If your 4473 comes back as disqualified, then you should consult an attorney to get your record cleaned up.

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  • Out of state license Illinois dui conviction ?

    I have Ohio license and plead guilty in Illinois. I read from answers posts that I will be suspended in Ohio for sometime. Will I ever be able to be reinstated after suspension. Or will I be put on hold until I'm lifted in Illinois. The Illinoi...

    John’s Answer

    You will receive a notice from the Ohio BMV with the dates of your six-month Ohio license suspension. This will also contain information about reinstatement fees. You may petition the Municipal or County court in your place of residence for limited driving privileges.

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  • Can I purchase a handgun in Ohio?

    In 2011 I was charged with misdemeanor marijuana possession in Michigan. I was placed on probation under Section 333.7411. I completed my probation without issue. Under section 7411, upon completion of the terms and condition of probation the cour...

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    I see no reason why you would be denied. Just answer the questions on the federal form honestly. If you are denied, you can hire a lawyer to look into the matter.

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  • Is it common for someone not even double the limit to fail every part of the sobriety test?

    I took a field sobriety test and the cop said I failed every part of the test. I thought I did fine also I only blew a .13.

    John’s Answer

    Most people will perform quite poorly on field sobriety tests with a BAC of .13. Whether the officer's estimation of your performance is correct, and whether the machine was accurate are separate questions.

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  • I am a minor charged with possession. Would it be worth it to hire an attorney for my case?

    Recently pulled over with friends past curfew and i was in the possession of marijuana. I was told i can represent myself or hire an attorney. What are the repercussions of this conviction and would it be worth the cost to hire an attorney? I'm no...

    John’s Answer

    You definitely need a lawyer. A pot citation will result in a mandatory driver's license suspension and loss of Federal college financial aid eligibility for one year. A lawyer can probably get the charge amended to disorderly conduct or get you into some type of diversion program.

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