This youg boy at the time threw a bottles at me while I was pumping gas. By chance I ran into him about 4 mile down the road. I confronted him about hitting me with the bottle. He started to get loud and talking with his hands and becoming hostile, because his buddy was in the car.
They he was acting and becoming even more hostile, he reached in his pocket. And this I when I slapped him in the face, I did this maybe twice and then drove off.
I didn't think anymore about it until I tried to start a business. what should I do!
You need to hire an attorney to clean this up for you. You likely have a bench warrant issued that needs to be withdrawn. Speak to a local criminal defense attorney.
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You need to hire a lawyer and deal with the situation. Warrants don't go away on their own. A lawyer can help you get the wsrrant lifted and set a date to take care of this in court.
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14 year old warrants are considered STALE warrants if, in fact, you have been visible all of these years, never tried to conceal your identity or whereabouts from law enforcement, and otherwise the authorities have had many years to pursue their case.
Stale warrants are subject to sixth amendment rules under Barker v. Wingo, 407 U.S. 514 (1972).
After Barker the Ohio legislature amended ORC 2935.10(F) as follows:
2935.10 Filing of affidavit or complaint procedure.
"(F) When the offense charged is a misdemeanor, and the warrant or summons issued pursuant to this section is not served within two years of the date of issue, a judge or magistrate may order such warrant or summons withdrawn and the case closed, when it does not appear that the ends of justice require keeping the case open."
You or preferably your lawyer, should file a motion to withdraw the warrant and close the case in the interests of justice.
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Warrants do not fade with the passage of time. You should strongly consider hiring an attorney in your area to get the warrant lifted and set a court date. There is likely a bench warrant out right now for your arrest. A local criminal defense attorney may be able to have the charge dropped because of the passage of time and the victim possibly not being around anymore.
You need to address this immediately. In Fairfield, even more so than other butler county courts, the longer this warrant remains open, the more likely you are to get arrested. It is much better to hire an attorney immediately so that this can handled by you rather than being arrested.
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