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Richard Allen Hyde

Richard Hyde’s Answers

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  • Can I ask or tell the prosecutor to leave me alone and not contact me?

    State wants me to be a witness in a case I'm truly not involved with.. It's state of Ohio vs someone else. I don't wanna be part of it, prosecutor won't leave me alone...

    Richard’s Answer

    If you are subpoenaed you have to show up at the time specified, since it is a court order. However if you are not subpoenaed you are free, as an American citizen, to speak with or not speak with anyone you choose. Just because some is employed by the State of Ohio does not change your right. If you don't want to talk stand up for your rights.

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  • Can I sue my landlord for fraud and does his wife have a case against me?

    I had moved into a duplex in July of 2015 and was asked to pay $600 a month. The landlord and I had a written lease that said I would pay $600 a month until November of 2015 when an actual lease was given. I never received one and I continued to p...

    Richard’s Answer

    You need to file a third party complaint against the ex-husband for indemnification and/contribution. If anyone owes her money it's him not you.

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  • What should i do ? Shall I admit offence ? what will be penalty.

    while taking out vehicle from parking at wallmart, I unknowingly brushed another vehicle. I did not realize it that time and came home. Someone took photo and called police. Police charged me " failure to stop after crash " . He checked my licens...

    Richard’s Answer

    You need to get an attorney. I am handling a similar case right now. The statute that you are charged under carries a mandatory driver' license suspension if you are convicted. You could also be sentenced to 180 days in jail. So you need to take this serious.

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  • Can a person be taken into custody if they are intoxicated inside a non moving vehicle.

    My boyfriend went to sleep off his alcohol in the car while I ride got there. A cop pulled up and formed a sobriety test, he did not pass and was taken into custody and taken away. His car was later searched, with out his knowledge, and then taken...

    Richard’s Answer

    This fact pattern happens to occur more often than you would think. The question is going to be whether or not your boyfriend was either "in possession of a motor vehicle" or "operating a motor vehicle" while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. If the court determines that he was only "in possession" then the conviction would be for Physical Control- No mandatory jail time, no automatic license suspension, no points on your boyfriend's license. However, depending on the facts, it the court finds that your boyfriend was operating (keys in the ignition or accessible by your boyfriend) then he could be facing a conviction for OVI which carries a 3 day minimum mandatory jail sentence, 6 points on his driver's license, administrative license suspension and a hefty fine. Bottom line- get an experience attorney to work for your boyfriend. Do it as soon as possible.

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  • Do I, as a beneficiary, have the right to view my mother's savings and checking account statements (prior to her death)?

    The executor claims that there was less than $ 50 in both accounts . However , I know that she had a mortgage payment and also received a government check monthly for an undisclosed amount . This monies was what she used for her bills and such...

    Richard’s Answer

    No right to view the statements unless you have power of attorney or are named on the account.

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  • My attorney called me at 11 : 00 AM today ( court time ) was an hour late . They broke for lunch at 12 ; PPM

    Pretrial for DUI , he got officers report asked me to step out and read over . bailiff came out saying they were wrapping up in ten minutes . Prosecutor had left oft lunch he managed to get it on afternoon docket . ( 12 : 45 ) . we were go...

    Richard’s Answer

    Talk to your attorney. If you are dissatisfied he/she should be told. Maybe your attorney can satisfy you after you talk.

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  • Do I have grounds for a medical negligence or malpractice case?

    On 02/07/13 I went to the emergency room at a local hospital complaining of a possible broken arm. My symptoms were deformity, swelling & the loss of sensation in two fingers. After xrays were taken I was told there were no fractures, splint...

    Richard’s Answer

    In my opinion had the ER just sent you home without refering you to a hand surgeon, then you would have a better argument for malpractice and your damages would be more extensive. I don't see a case against the ER. You need to appeal the health insurance denial right away. Don't delay.

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  • Can collection agency suspend my licensee?

    I own a bar and on new years eve last year i was forced to kick a group of people out for fighting . Once outside they had a giant fight next to their vehicle . They tried to say i kicked the vehicle which isn't true and all charges were dropped...

    Richard’s Answer

    Sounds like the collection agency is lying to you. Consult with an attorney who knows about the requirements of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. Maybe you have a claim against the collection agency. Good luck.

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  • What case does the state have if there is no video evidence and no breath test?

    I was recently pulled over for changing lanes without safety. The officer claims to have smelled alcohol. Field tests were administered, and I was placed under arrest charged with an OVI. I reused a breathalyzer at the station. I was released on s...

    Richard’s Answer

    If you are going to refuse the breathalyzer you should also refuse to do the field sobriety tests. When a police officer asks you to do the field sobriety tests all he is doing is gathering evidence against you so if you do refuse the breathalzyer later he can tell the jury how bad you performed and in his opionion you were under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

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  • I found a recording device under the seat of my car. Should I confront the person who I believe is my wife or disregard it?

    We are going through a divorce and still live in the same home. I believe she is trying to catch me cheating or something to use as evidence in court.

    Richard’s Answer

    In my years of experience, the court really doesn't care if you have another significant other. The court is well aware of what causes divorce. The court cares about dividing up the assets in a fair an equitable manner. In my opinion, unless you are spending tons of marital assets on a new significant other, then any recording your current wife obtains would be irrelevant.

    In the meantime, you could have some fun with this.

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