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FAQs By Someone Convicted Of A Sex Crime

Let’s look at FAQs by someone convicted of a sex crime:

Are Sex Crimes Bondable Offenses?

Yes, they are. The court will set a bond so the person can get out of jail. As with any case, the judge has to look at the risk that they will skip town and not show up to court and the risk of any danger to the public. A more serious or a very high profile crime will have a much higher bond, whereas a less serious crime will have a lower bond.

This is called a personal bond where a person will have to put money up to be released.

How Public Is Someone’s Arrest And Prosecution Going To Be When It Comes To A Sex Crime?

It depends on the seriousness of the crime. If it is something very minor, it is unlikely that any local papers would care but it will be public that the person was charged. Most courts have an online database or an online docket that anyone can search.

If it is a more serious case or if it happens in a smaller community so it is bigger news and there could be some media attention. There are some cities that do prostitution stings where they will put an ad out posing as a prostitute and then arrest all the guys that come to the motel or wherever they have set up. Then there are some communities that will post the names of everybody arrested in the newspaper. So, it is very possible that it could be public.

What Happens In Cases Where The Accuser May Allege That This Happened When They Were A Child?

These cases are difficult to prove for the prosecution without any evidence, so they are pretty difficult and the longer it goes, the more difficult it is. If those cases go to trial, it really becomes a question of who the jury believes more. Do they believe the accuser who remembers this from many years ago or not?

If there is physical evidence, that certainly helps the prosecutor but that does not mean the case is easy. In Cleveland, there is a backlog of raped kids that were never processed. Some of them have been twenty years old now and their crime lab is just starting to process them and in some cases, they pick up hits from the DNA database and they charge these people with a crime that was committed over twenty years ago.

The legislature also increased the statute of limitations. It was twenty years and now that some of these defendants are getting dismissed because their crimes were committed more than twenty years ago, which is a long time. The legislature actually added another five years on to the statute of limitations just so the court would have more time to process these old rape kids.

If you have been Convicted With A Sex Crime, call the law office of Attorney Matthew Bangerter for an initial consultation at (440) 394-0548 or visit our office 4124 Erie Street Willoughby, OH 44094 and get the information and legal answers you’re seeking.

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What Should Someone Do After They Are Arrested For Dui/ovi In Ohio?

Just like in a criminal case, people like to try to help themselves by trying to talk to the police. They will say, for example, “I only had a couple” or “I didn’t drink that many”, but what happens then is that statement “I only had a couple” comes into trial is they admitted to drinking.

It gets subtly shifted and it ends up hurting them. The best thing to do, just like in a criminal case, is just not make any statements without talking to an attorney.

Pleading Guilty Is Not The Best Approach Because You Always Want To Take The Chance To Try To Get A Better Resolution. There Are Many Cases Where You Can Work Out A Reduced Charge, Or Some Lower Punishment.

One Common Resolution To A Case, If It Is A First DUI With No Prior Criminal History, An Attorney Can Have It Reduced To Reckless Operation Or Called A Physical Control Which Is Being In Physical Control Of The Vehicle Under The Influence But Not Actually Driving Which Is No Points On Your License. It Is Not A Moving Violation And It Does Not Affect Insurance The Same Way. It Has A Much Better Result Than A Straight OVI. So You Always Want To At Least Take A Chance To Pursue Those Opportunities.

How Can An Attorney Help In Defending A DUI/OVI Case In Ohio?

The most common one is successive OVIs. Every OVI a person gets is added onto the last one. There is enhanced penalties for multiple OVIs within six years, also multiple OVIs within twenty years and at some point there are enhanced penalties for getting several OVIs in your lifetime.

They get more and more serious under the law, and even with an individual judge if you see that you are getting more OVIs, he is likely to give you a stiffer sentence than the minimum required by law.

Yes they can. There are a couple of basic ovis, one is for having a blood alcohol level below 0.08 or 0.17 and that is determined by a chemical test. If an officer believes that the person is impaired even without that reading, he can charge them with an ovi even if they blew a 0.06 or 0.05 just because he says they are impaired, even though that is a lower limit.

As mentioned earlier, alcohol affects everybody differently, some people may have a low level and feel it more, and some people may have a high level and think that they’re fine. So yes, there are spots where they will get an ovi with less than 0.08.

Do I have a case?

The most common method for testing BAC is a breathalyzer machine, many of which pose significant reliability problems. As an Ohio DUI defense attorney, Matthew Bangerter handles all matters related to the defense of your drunk driving charge, including challenging the reliability of breathalyzer equipment used, appearing in criminal court as your advocate, and negotiating with the prosecution to obtain a reduced sentence. As a skilled Ohio DUI attorney, Matthew Bangerter understands the Ohio drunk driving laws and he will strive to obtain a dismissal or reduction of charges against you, as well as the minimum available penalty. He understands that maintaining your driving privileges is of the utmost importance so he will seek to minimize or avoid any suspension or revocation of your driver’s license.

Ohio DUI Penalties

Ohio has some of the strictest penalties for DUI/OVI in the country. Penalties for DUI/OVI can be severe, even for a first offense. If convicted, you could face license suspension, hefty fines, vehicle disablement, required OVI offender license plates, ignition interlock, and mandatory jail time. If you test over the legal limit or fail to submit to a breath alcohol test you face a mandatory minimum Administrative License Suspension (ALS) unless you correctly appeal the suspension.

Aside from court-mandated penalties, your insurance premiums will likely increase and drunk driving charges can do significant harm to your reputation. Court-imposed driving limitations may also impact your ability to get to and from work as well.

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