Legal

Ask a lawyer and get answers to your legal questions

Ask a Lawyer,
Get an Answer ASAP!

My son has gotten a under age drinking ticket in portage…

Customer Question
My son has gotten...

My son has gotten a under age drinking ticket in portage county ohio what is his best thing to do when goes in front of the judge april 10. He is joining the marines and leaves july 23 so we don't want this to mess that up

Lawyer's Assistant: Has your son talked to an Ohio lawyer about this?

No we talked to the clerk of courts but they are not giving us the best coarse of action

Lawyer's Assistant: What steps has your son taken so far?

So far nothing he's out of the state right now and we have talked to our neighbor who a cop. He told us to have him plea not guilty and it will be sent to the prosecutor and hopefully it will be reduced to a lesser charge

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

We have be told theres a diversion program he might be able to take but we are not sure if he will be offered this or not. i guess that will depend on the judge.

Submitted: 3 months ago.Category: Legal
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Legal Question
Answered in 2 minutes by:
3/28/2018
Lawyer: Nisha Jones,
 replied 3 months ago
Nisha Jones
Category: Legal
Satisfied Customers: 3,348
Experience: Managing Attorney at Nisha Jones Law, LLC
Verified

Good morning, I am an attorney expert with the JustAnswer website, and former Prosecutor for the State Attorney's Office. I have a near 100% customer satisfaction rate, and I'll be answering your questions today. JustAnswer provides general legal information only and does not constitute legal advice. Please allow me just a few minutes to review your question, thank you!

Ask Your Own Legal Question
Customer reply replied 3 months ago
ok
Customer reply replied 3 months ago
no im good with the email for now
Lawyer: Nisha Jones,
 replied 3 months ago

I'm sorry to hear about your situation. Give me just a few minutes to finish typing up some information for you, thanks!

Ask Your Own Legal Question
Lawyer: Nisha Jones,
 replied 3 months ago

The phone call request is actually auto generated by the site, so please feel free to disregard it if it's not something you're interested in right now.

I'm typing up your answer now, thanks!

Ask Your Own Legal Question
Lawyer: Nisha Jones,
 replied 3 months ago

You/ your son should consider hiring a criminal defense attorney to represent him in this process.

You can contact the Ohio State Bar for a referral to a criminal defense lawyer in your area.

The phone number is:

(614)(###) ###-####/strong>

Depending on the specific facts of his case, the arrest, and criminal procedure that was followed, there may be some grounds by which a defense attorney could get this case dismissed.

With regards ***** ***** diversion program, yes there is a diversion program reserved for first time offenders only, so your son would qualify for the program.

The way the program works is that there are rehabilitative/ educational classes, community service, probation, and/or a fine. Then upon successful completion of the program, the charges against your son are dismissed.

It does require approval from the prosecutor to be enrolled in the diversion program, but this should not be difficult to obtain.

Also, if your son cannot afford to retain a private attorney currently, then a public defender should be appointed to him at his first court date.

I hope that helps!

Please let me know if you have any other questions about this. Also, please take a moment to rate me using the stars at the top of the page, as it's the only way experts are compensated for our time on the site. I do not receive a salary here at JustAnswer, and am only compensated for my time after receiving a rating of 3 stars or more (5 stars are always appreciated). The question won't close after rating, so you can still ask follow-up questions after. Thanks, ***** ***** it!

Ask Your Own Legal Question
Customer reply replied 3 months ago
ok thanks
Lawyer: Nisha Jones,
 replied 3 months ago

You're welcome, no problem! If you have any more questions in the future and would like my help, please feel free to reach out to me here at JustAnswer by posting a new question, and adding "For Nisha" to the first part of your question. I'd be happy to help. Best of luck to you, take care!

Don't forget to rate so I can be credited for my time and help with your question, thanks!

Ask Your Own Legal Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a lawyerLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Nisha Jones Your Own Question
Nisha Jones
Nisha Jones
Nisha Jones
Category: Legal
Satisfied Customers: 3,348
3,348 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Managing Attorney at Nisha Jones Law, LLC

Nisha Jones is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Mr. Kaplun clearly had an exceptional understanding of the issue and was able to explain it concisely. I would recommend JustAnswer to anyone. Great service that lives up to its promises!

Gary B.Edmond, OK

My Expert was fast and seemed to have the answer to my taser question at the tips of her fingers. Communication was excellent. I left feeling confident in her answer.

EricRedwood City, CA

I am very pleased with JustAnswer as a place to go for divorce or criminal law knowledge and insight.

MichaelWichita, KS

PaulMJD helped me with questions I had regarding an urgent legal matter. His answers were excellent.

Three H.Houston, TX

Anne was extremely helpful. Her information put me in the right direction for action that kept me legal, possible saving me a ton of money in the future. Thank you again, Anne!!

ElaineAtlanta, GA

It worked great. I had the facts and I presented them to my ex-landlord and she folded and returned my deposit. The 50 bucks I spent with you solved my problem.

TonyApopka, FL

Not only did he answer my Michigan divorce question but was also able to help me out with it, too. I have since won my legal case on this matter and thank you so much for it.

LeeMichigan

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Ely

Ely

Counselor at Law

24,657 satisfied customers

Private practice with focus on family, criminal, PI, consumer protection, and business consultation.

INFOLAWYER

INFOLAWYER

Attorney

22,408 satisfied customers

Licensed attorney helping individuals and businesses

JPEsq

JPEsq

Attorney

2,132 satisfied customers

Experience as general attorney, in house counsel, SSDI, Family Law attorney, and law professor

Law Educator, Esq.

Law Educator, Esq.

Attorney

44,066 satisfied customers

JA Mentor -Attorney Labor/employment, corporate, sports law, admiralty/maritime and civil rights law

Ellen

Ellen

Lawyer, Consultant

8,238 satisfied customers

25 years of experience helping people like you.

Guillermo Senmartin

Guillermo Senmartin

Lawyer

300 satisfied customers

Principal Attorney at Guillermo J. Senmartin, P.A.

Dimitry K., Esq.

Dimitry K., Esq.

Attorney

17,183 satisfied customers

Multiple jurisdictions, specialize in business/contract disputes, estate creation and administration.

< Previous | Next >

Related Legal Questions
I was just in a wreck Friday so I'm trying to deal with
I was just in a wreck Friday so I'm trying to deal with insurance and everything on that still. And then last week I received a speeding ticket in a separate state from the wreck. It was for going 95 … read more
Irwin Law
Irwin Law
Juris Doctor JD
7,175 satisfied customers
My daughter was at her own home and cop showed up. She had
My daughter was at her own home and cop showed up. She had been drinking. He told her he would be back the next day to give her a ticket. Should he not of done that right then and there? Why he have t… read more
Phillips Esq.
Phillips Esq.
Attorney
JD
20,126 satisfied customers
I got a ticket for open bottle that hasn't been filed by a
I got a ticket for open bottle that hasn't been filed by a cop. What do I do? … read more
Ely
Ely
Counselor at Law
Juris Doctor
24,657 satisfied customers
i am 18 years old and was smoking a in my car with
i am 18 years old and was smoking a weed blunt in my car with two 17 year olds. cops didnt arrest me they let me go home but gave me two tickets one for possesion of marajuna in my car and smoking wit… read more
P. Simmons
P. Simmons
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
37,033 satisfied customers
My son (17) was noisy walking home. A neighbor called the police
My son (17) was noisy walking home. A neighbor called the police on him. He was home for half an hour. The police made him come outside and asked if he was drinking. He said yes 2 hours ago. The polic… read more
lwpat
lwpat
Doctoral Degree
256 satisfied customers
My 18 year old son recently received citations for 3 misdemeanors
My 18 year old son recently received citations for 3 misdemeanors (Motor Vehicle Tampering, Theft, and Underage Drinking) when he was caught taking a camera (value under $500) from an unlocked car. Th… read more
Dave Kennett
Dave Kennett
Doctoral Degree
25,741 satisfied customers
My son received a drinking ticket at UW-Madison last weekend
My son received a drinking ticket at UW-Madison last weekend while drinking in a dorm room. When someone opened the door, there was a police officer. He had to take a breathilizer and he was .07. He r… read more
JB-Umphrey
JB-Umphrey
Attorney & Counselor
Juris Doctor
606 satisfied customers
I tapped a car last night at a light and we pulled over to
I tapped a car last night at a light and we pulled over to call the police. There was very little damage to the person's car I hit and no damage to mine. I asked why we had to call the police. The wom… read more
Dave Kennett
Dave Kennett
Doctoral Degree
25,741 satisfied customers
I was driving on Pacific Coast Highway in my 9 year old Prius
I was driving on Pacific Coast Highway in my 9 year old Prius down a long, steep hill. The cop was at the bottom of the hill with a laser and wrote he clocked me going approx 65 iin a 50 zone. Weather… read more
Dave Kennett
Dave Kennett
Doctoral Degree
25,741 satisfied customers
My son, age 22 with no prior criminal record other than a speeding
My son, age 22 with no prior criminal record other than a speeding ticket, was pulled over for loud exhaust. The State Police officer ticketed him for possession of marijuana and confiscated 4 roaches… read more
Ray
Ray
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
33,301 satisfied customers
I am twenty years old and I went to a bar/bowling alley. I
I am twenty years old and I went to a bar/bowling alley. I had some drinks before I went there but I didn't drink anything there. I was in the middle of using the restroom with the door closed when a … read more
Ray
Ray
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
33,301 satisfied customers
hi..I was wearing a shirt over my T-shirt in subway station
hi..I was wearing a shirt over my T-shirt in subway station in a corner where no one was there. The cop charged me with 3 240.20 tickets--3,5,7. Is this a disorderly conduct? I need help. I just came … read more
PlotinusLaw
PlotinusLaw
Attorney at Law
Juris Doctor
731 satisfied customers
Hi, I was issued a ticket on interstate by air doing 92 in
Hi, I was issued a ticket on interstate by air doing 92 in 65 zone. I have had 1 ticket in last 19 years and never drive this fast but my wife was in the ICU at ohio st. univ. hospital and I wasn't pa… read more
Ray
Ray
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
33,301 satisfied customers
my son has just gotten a ticket for underage drinking. its
my son has just gotten a ticket for underage drinking. its his 3rd in 2 1/2 years.He enlisted in the Air Force(before the 3rd). can pleading 'no contest' help him?. He could lose his 'job of choice' w… read more
Barrister
Barrister
Attorney/Landlord/Realtor
Doctoral Degree
37,815 satisfied customers
Is a 48 HOUR deadline requirement by a LI Village Court (Upper
Is a 48 HOUR deadline requirement by a LI Village Court (Upper Brookville) to plead not guilty on a traffic summons LEGAL or too short? That superceded by any NY State Law allowing reasonable time? I … read more
Daniel Solutions
Daniel Solutions
Doctoral Degree
5,212 satisfied customers
Newtown police dept. crooked, crooked and more crookedness.... it
Newtown police dept. crooked, crooked and more crookedness.... it all started with a simple speeding ticket on my way to my office, I am a eye doctor, and when i voiced my dispeasure reguarding the ta… read more
JB-Umphrey
JB-Umphrey
Attorney & Counselor
Juris Doctor
606 satisfied customers
was given two traffic tickets in sept. in the state of new
was given two traffic tickets in sept. in the state of new jersey. one for past due inspection sticker the other for past due license. when officer asked why, i told him that i lived on social securit… read more
JB-Umphrey
JB-Umphrey
Attorney & Counselor
Juris Doctor
606 satisfied customers
my daughter got an mip while in a truck with friends, she ...
my daughter got an mip while in a truck with friends, she did not know they were going to drink, can i lessen the charge?… read more
rvlaw
rvlaw
Judge
Juris Doctor
3,203 satisfied customers

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x