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I live in Michigan and was in Ohio today 6-25-2016 by myself
I live in Michigan and was in Ohio today 6-25-2016 by myself when I got pulled over with marijuana in my car at about 4:00 pm. I was going to Columbus for the night, driving on the freeway and I pulled over on a random exit in Ohio, not even sure what city I was in. The reason I got off of the freeway was because I wanted to check my phone, and I did not want to be driving while I did that. So I pulled into this random Ohio shopping center. Once I was done on my phone I started driving towards a McDonalds at the other end of the shopping center to use the bathroom before I got back on the freeway.Before I could get to the McDonalds, still in the shopping center, a cop car came from behind me with it's lights flashing with two officers in it. I immediately pulled over, still in the shopping center. Both officers got out right away and one went to the passenger side and one went to the driver side. Unfortunately for me I found out from the cops that the shopping center I pulled off into was a hot bed for heroin dealers. The cop asked for my license, registration, and insurance, which I gave all of them to him then he told me about the history of heroin dealing in that area. He told me he needed to search my car. He asked if I had anything in the car he should know about.Thinking I was screwed because they were gonna search my car or throw me in jail, I told him I had marijuana under the passenger seat. There was probably 3-4 grams and also a pipe. I was told to get out of the car ad put my hands on the trunk. I also was told to leave my wallet on top of the car instead of putting it back in my pocket. One officer picked it up. The other officer searched my person while the other who took my wallet searched my car. He took the marijuana and pipe out first from under the passenger seat and set it on the top of my car. Then he continued to search my car the rest of the way while the other officer stood behind me. Nothing else was in there. Eventually I was told to get back in my car and I waited for about three minutes while the two officers went back to their car.The officer who searched the car, he was the one who did all the talking the whole time, came back alone and said he is not going to arrest me but he was going to teach me a lesson. He said I should expect something in the mail. He gave me back my wallet, license, registration, and insurance. He gave me no specifics or hints about what to expect. The last thing he did was ask for my social security number and I gave it to him. In hindsight, I think I might have been very dumb for doing that. I've been pulled over a few times in the past for traffic violations but have never been asked for that. On his way back to his car he asked me to verify the address on my paper work was correct which I told him it was. Then he left and I turned around and went home.I have no criminal history, first time offender, I'm 29 years old. I realize I sound like an incredible loser and idiot for getting caught and maybe I am but I work very hard and am not a bad person. I just enjoy to relax with marijuana over alcohol. Marijuana helps me tremendously, it's like medicine to me, but that point is probably moot because I am not legally prescribed it. I never drink and have never in my life done any other drugs. Never even smoked cigarettes. I had not smoked marijuana yet that day and never smoke and drive. I will stop smoking all together at least until I find out if there will be any upcoming drug tests.I have no idea what to expect because the officer gave me no ticket or anything at all. He didn't tell me his name or his partners, I don't know what city I was in. He took my weed, which I don't care about right now but I'm terrified about the upcoming consequences. Am I going to be forced to pay thousands of dollars? Is this going to go on my record? Is my job going to find out? I don't know what to think or expect.JA: OK. To minimize me, please click the down arrow at the top right corner of this box. OK. To minimize me, please click the down arrow at the top right corner of this box. Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in? And when did this happen?Customer: Ohio, 6-25-2016 around 4:00 pmJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: noJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: noJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Criminal Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.
I have a criminal law question, lawyer who knows Ohio
I have a criminal law question, for a lawyer who knows Ohio Law. Basically, my fiance had charges for theft, he is a tour bus owner, a guy who stole a tour bus, asked my fiance if he could park his bus in my fiance's garage. My fiance said yes, and a detective was staking out the place and observed my fiance move the bus around, to get to his other buses. He was charged with theft. We found out the guy was leasing the bus, didn't make the payments and the leasing company reported it as theft. This happened on June 17, 2015. My fiance was arrested, he posted bond, and has been out ever since that time. He is making bond payments. He was also evaluated as in-competent to stand trial, and ordered in court this past Tuesday March 29 to go to a mental hospital so that they can work with him to become competent to stand trial So that day on Tuesday, they sent him to the county jail, to wait for a bed at the mental hospital? My question: Since he is out on bond, why does he have to be put in jail? Can't he just wait until a bed becomes open? It seems this hospital is very busy, and can be weeks before he can go there. Do they have the legal right to put him in jail? He is out on bond for original charges, and they put him in jail for original charges.
My friend was pulled over and arrested grams of marijuana
My friend was pulled over and arrested for 3 grams of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. He was not taken to jail and was sent a summons to court in Johnson County, IN. This was his first arrest. Does he need an attorney and what are the possible sentencing outcomes going in alone.
In 1994 I pled no lo contendere to assault against a
In 1994 I pled no lo contendere to sexual assault against a 14-year-old. I had adjudication withheld but was given 10 years probation. In 1997 when the sex offender registry was created in Florida I was on it because I was still on probation. The registry lists people who were "convicted" but includes those with adjudication withheld (no conviction). In 2013 the US government disseminated to the world its sex offender lists and I am now prevented from traveling abroad because immigration authorities in other countries see that I was "convicted" when they run my passport and do not listen to me when I object. Is it possible to modify the notice to remove the conviction label? Also, there is no date of offense so they think it's recent. Travel abroad is very important to my work as a translator. I am 71 years old, happily married, and have had no further problems with the law.John Jensen
What does it take to get out of a ngri plea in mo., afterView more criminal law questions
What does it take to get out of a ngri plea in mo., after full d/c, with conditional release into community, living with mother, no criminal record. Dui from 1990, but not many lawyer's know anything about it, it seems. I'm looking for a unconditionalrelease but have no private any psych doc's Do I start back 20 yrs ago , telling my story again, or just hire a lawyer like I should uhh ave done when I graduated Too busy to worry about it Hindi sight 20/20