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|1 year 15 weeks ago||In Ohio, almost all first time offenders are||
cited to court on an OVI charge. In nineteen years of practicing criminal defense, the only time I have seen someone taken to jail on a first OVI charge is when the person is a complete ass to the arresting officer.
|2 years 14 weeks ago||In Ohio, whether an alleged victim has||
no visible injuries or a broken nose, one charged with domestic violence must be held in jail without bond until they see a judge for temporary protection order purposes. Generally, the judge is seen the next morning.
|2 years 14 weeks ago||That's right...||
no innocent person has ever been in jail....sheesh.
|2 years 14 weeks ago||Not true in Ohio...||
Assault is a first degree misdemeanor, carrying a maximum sentence of up to 180 days of incarceration and up to a $1,000 fine. Domestic violence (as long as you don't have a prior domestic violence conviction) is also a misdemeanor of the first degree and carries the same penalties.
|3 years 43 weeks ago||I hope rpel84 and Roundtree's cousins are||
golfing or football fiends. Unfortunately, I see too many other types of fiends in the courthouse on a daily basis.
|3 years 49 weeks ago||Not entirely correct.||
Not entirely correct. Felony possession is over 200 grams of marijuana. Between 100-200 grams is a low level misdemeanor, a misdemeanor of the fourth degree.
Under 100 grams of marijuana is a minor misdemeanor and is not a jailable offense. However, if one has 50 grams of marijuana in one bag, a scale, 3 cell phones, and a thousand dollars in small bills, sometimes that one bag is charged as trafficking.
Also, in my 17 years of practicing criminal defense, with a high volume of cases being drug cases, I have never seen an empty bag charged as possession of criminal tools.
|3 years 49 weeks ago||In Ohio, as long as you are||
In Ohio, as long as you are not caught actually selling a pound of weed, there is not much of a difference between being charged with possession of marijuana, trafficking in marijuana, or both possession and trafficking. The penalties for possession of a pound of marijuana and a pound of marijuana prepared for distribution (trafficking) are equal and cannot be stacked one on top of the other.
Possession/Trafficking between 200-1000 grams of marijuana is a lower level felony, a felony of the fourth degree. These charges carry a potential prison sentence of between six and eighteen months. However, if one has no prior felonies on his or her record and is convicted of a fourth degree felony, the law dictates that the person be placed on probation instead of given a prison sentence.
|4 years 5 weeks ago||Autograph?||
It would feel a little weird, but i would let Denard sleep with my wife!
|4 years 38 weeks ago||In Ohio, Obstructing Official||
In Ohio, Obstructing Official Business is the charge you receive for running from the police. If someone is urinating in public, or being a drunk ass while their buddy is being arrested, that is disorderly conduct. Persisting in the behavior is persistent disorderly conduct. Maximum sentence for OOB is 90 days in jail and up to a $750.00 fine.
At worst, if they had just stayed there when police arrived, they would have received a ticket for disorderly conduct. Running from police is where they made their situation worse. Not only do I feel that running from the police is a bigger deal, it's stupid. It's a good way to get shot or tazed.
Assuming they have no prior record (which is a large assumption for any O$U student), I bet they enter some type of diversion program and are never convicted of a crime.
|5 years 5 days ago||There are so many negative||
There are so many negative stories about Brian Kelly, there has to be some truth to them. I heard that a certain ND player from the 'Nati (who caught a long TD pass against us a couple years ago) was unfortunately injured a couple of times during his career. His first coach, let's call him Jabba the Hut, visited him in the hospital on several occasions and called every day. I heard his second coach didn't even pick up the phone to see how he was doing.
I believe there is something to this story because, while many juniors hesitated to turn pro due to the NFL labor issues, he seemed to declare quickly, as if he couldn't get out of there fast enough as well.
|5 years 1 week ago||I agree with you in regard to||
I agree with you in regard to losing Myers, Alexander or Jordan. Clearly, Dave Brandon prefers hiring someone with head coaching experience, no matter the sport. Why else would Mel Pearson leave Michigan for a head coaching job after 23 years? I can only assume that Coach Pearson formed the same opinion on Dave Brandon as well.
|5 years 2 weeks ago||When Urban says, "That||
When Urban says, "That doesn't happen here, and if it did, we would make a change" reminds me of a client that told me, "I didn't kill him, and if I did, it was self-defense."