Westerville Crime

Westerville Crime

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Recent Crime News

  • Police beat Jan. 23

    Jan 22, 2017 | via O-R Online 

    Runaway juvenile: Nieca Lenae Merritt, 16, is suspected to have run away from her 29 Lavonne Avenue home sometime Friday night or early Saturday morning.


    Related Topix: Belle Vernon, PA

  • Maryhaven program extends its reach

    Jan 17, 2017 | via This Week Community News 

    Maryhaven, integrated behavioral health services provider, will offer its free One More Chance seminar related to gambling addiction at 6:30 p.m. on these dates: In central Ohio, Maryhaven is known for helping clients who are struggling with mental-health conditions or who are addicted to drugs or alcohol. But as an increasing number of local families deal with gambling addiction, Maryhaven leaders are hoping to extend help to those affected by what can be a "hidden addiction."


    Related Topix: Health, Addiction, Franklin County, OH, Westerville, OH

Westerville Law

Isn't it illegal for a doctor to order very expensive lab tests before discussing the cost with the patient?
I went to a doctor for fatigue and found out from an inexpensive lab test that I had low T. In order to get a Low T treatment he said I would have to repeat the test. So I agreed. The problem is that he ordered a lot more labs then what I thought I was getting and there was a difference between 187 dollars and the new tests were over $2,000.00 and he never discussed the amount with me. On top of that he coded it wrong with the insurance company who denied the claim and here I am stuck with their deceptive bill which may hurt my credit since it is over 90 days since the billing which we have been disputing.
This got put into the DUI section, which is not where it belongs. Re-post as healthcare law or consumer protection. My...
Car accident,only me involved.tested positive for several drugs when given urine test at hospital.Chances of omvi conviction?
I wrecked my car by myself,no else was involved,no passengers.i was taken to hospital and tested positive for amphetamines,opiates,cocaine,alcohol and thc. in a urine test. all drugs were taken more than 24 hours before except 2 alcoholic beverages several hours before crash. no blood test or breathalyzer was administered only urine test.talked to cop at hospital gave no statement told him no information except i lost control i wasn't from the area.he wants to charge me with failure to control which i'll accept but also an omvi.what are the chances of him getting an omvi conviction? still have not been charged nad yet to give official statement.Officer called me recently. Ohio State Highway Patrol happened in knox county near mt.vernon.i'm from Westerville,Franklin county,same as columbus
What are your chances of avoiding an OMVI conviction? Were there quantities measured or just positive for the presence...
Should I hire an attorney for underage drinking charges ?
After work one night my two friends went over to another friends house and played some video games. They were smoking marijuana ( I did not partake in those festivities because I am on diversion). After a while they get hungry and leave to go get food, so my two friends and I leave. Shortly after leaving my friend got pulled ove. The cop said he smelt marijuana in the car and continued to ask us if we smoked or if we had some in the car. I said no to both questions (unknowingly he did) but he took the blame for that. When I first rolled down my window the cop said my breath smelt like alcohol. Then proceeded to ask me to take a breathalyzer, I declined. He then charged me with underage consumption. He did not perform field sobriety tests either. I was not drinking. What should I do ?
Yes you should retain an attorney. It sounds like you may have a defense although refusing the breath test will need...
1st offense DUI. Have to go for visa stamping, How can i get my case as closed for the court final disposition Document?
I got my DUI / OVI in April(1st offense). I completed all the sentencing terms from the court. Paid the fine, did the DIP and other programmes required. I was given a 2 year Probation. The probation is the only remaining thing. I have to go for visa stamping now. How can i get my case as closed for the court final disposition document, so that i can submit that at the consulate for my visa stamping, since it is very risky for me not to have that document. I have completed all the required programmes and have the documentation for that. The probation is the only one which is left and it is for 2 years. my case was in the Upper Arlington County clerk of courts, Columbus, OH. Please Help and Advise. Thanks.
You should go to the clerk's office and ask for the judgment and sentencing journal entries. They may be one entry or...
Can I get a Reckless Operation from a DUI arrest expunged in Franklin Co. Ohio?
DUI arrest 6 years ago in Col. OH. Officer pulled me over b/c said I was speeding, then immediately asked if I was drinking. I asked how fast I was going, said I was going 85 in a 65; I said that was odd since I had my cruise set @ 69 mph which flustered officer & then asked me to step out of car-I then asked to see radar gun, lots more to story after, but after a while they asked me to take breath test I refused & arrested me for DUI. In court highway patrol "lost" the video but was told the judge wouldn't drop the case as he is tough judge & didn't care. Charge was reduced to reckless op, I had no probation but license suspension for refusing to blow. Was told I could get the reckless op expunged & need to do so for work, but I seem to get different answers. Can this be expunged & how?
You should consult a local DUI attorney, who should be able to answer your question quickly and during the free...
Attorney Violates Code Of Ethics, No Legal Repurcussions?
If an licensed attorney violates the Code of Professional Responsibility, and as the result of this, they influenced a case. According the the OSBA, this could lead to infractions or disciplinary hearings involving the lawyer, where they can be sanctioned, or have there law license suspended. However, it also states that whatever the results of there investigation, it will NOT affect a case. How is this so? If an attorney willfully does something they are not supposed to do, and they directly had an impact on the case, why can't the disciplinary process recommend actions to take place on the case, instead of bringing an Appeal to the State Courts? We are dealing in 2 areas here, one is that the lawyer has to abide by there code of ethics, and two, as a result of this, no common legal error can be asserted in state courts. This makes absolutely no sense at all.
If an attorney violated the Code of Ethics make a complaint to the local bar. If it affected your case then speak to...
What should I expect for my second offense OVI probation in Columbus OH
I was recently convicted with two OVIs within a few months of each other. I just got the hearing results for the second one in Wadsworth and I was put on probation in that city for a year following the offense. I am not required to physically report to them since I live 2 hours away in Columbus; however, I am required to report to my Columbus PO and have an interlock device installed. This isn't a set schedule as of now and it ends in June. My question is if I was not charged for any drug offenses, would I be subject to a drug test in addition to the alcohol test or would I just be subject to the alcohol test?
It is common practice the during any term of probation in Ohio that the probationer is prohibited from using alcohol...