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My son was in court assault, asked ques. about

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My son was in court for misdemeanor assault, asked ques. about court's jurisdiction and was dismissed for the next court date in which the same thing happened, only the second court date, the judge shut the court down, had my son arrested because he refused to leave courtroom because his questions on jurisdiction under admiralty and common law werent answered again. what is the best way to handle this situation?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Zoey, JD replied 1 year ago.
Hello, The court's jurisdiction is statutory. It's not an issue of admiralty or common law. The judge may have been unkind in just dismissing your son's questions without an answer, but it's not the judge's duty to explain the law or advise a defendant as to all of his rights. That's the province of the defense attorney. I'm assuming that he was arrested for contempt for failing to follow the judge's order. Now that charge will be added to his other. The best way to handle this is to get your son a lawyer as he needs to get out of his own way and fight his case according to the Ohio rules of criminal procedure, which he has no reason to know.