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Old 03-27-2009, 10:25 AM
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Does anyone have a loved one sentenced in Scioto county by Judge Howard Harcha?

My husband was sentenced by this judge, I'm just trying to find out if he allow early releases or not?
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Old 03-28-2009, 07:31 AM
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Go to the clerk of courts for the court of common pleas where he was sentenced, try and have his case number. All your court houses have a computer you can get on and research case laws, this is what paralegals use. This is where you can go research on your boyfriends, bosses, plus look at civil rulings too.
Tell them you need a copy of the sentencing journal, or get copy of whole file for future use. Under Ohio Revised Code once an inmate is delivered to CRC their sentencing journal becomes journalized and permenant record. Therefore, in Ohio, the caselaw is a court speaks through it's journal. So whatever is in this journal is what the judge ordered.
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Old 03-29-2009, 05:55 PM
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Go to the clerk of courts for the court of common pleas where he was sentenced, try and have his case number. All your court houses have a computer you can get on and research case laws, this is what paralegals use. This is where you can go research on your boyfriends, bosses, plus look at civil rulings too.
Tell them you need a copy of the sentencing journal, or get copy of whole file for future use. Under Ohio Revised Code once an inmate is delivered to CRC their sentencing journal becomes journalized and permenant record. Therefore, in Ohio, the caselaw is a court speaks through it's journal. So whatever is in this journal is what the judge ordered.

Thanks for the info. can I get this journal on-line or do I actually have to go to the clerk of courts?
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Old 03-30-2009, 03:06 AM
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They are not online, you will have to go to the clerks office. Only court dockets are online in some counties, which tells what transpired in the case.
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Old 04-16-2009, 08:23 PM
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They are not online, you will have to go to the clerks office. Only court dockets are online in some counties, which tells what transpired in the case.
Here's his sentence: what's your thoughts after reading on a early release?

JUDGMENT ENTRY; CHARGE - CT.1 POSSESSION OF DRUGS (F3)

SECTION 2925.11. DEFT ASKED PERMISSION TO W/DRAW FORMER PLEA AND ENTER PLEA OF GUILTY TO THE ABOVE REFERENCED. COURT FINDS DEFTS REQUEST WELL TAKEN AND HEREBY ACCEPTES THE SAME. COURT ORDERS DEFT TO 4 YEARS IN ODRC. THIS SENTENCE IS AN AGREED SENTENCE. FOR A TOTAL NET SENTENCE OF 4 YEARS. POST RELEASE CONTROL IS: OPTIONAL. THE DEFT IS THEREFORE ORDEREED CONVEYED TO THE CUSTODY OF ODRC W/CREDIT FOR 3 DAYS SERVED ALONG WITH FUTURE CUSTODY DAYS WHILE THE DEFENDANT AWAITS TRANSPORTATION TO THE APPROPRIATE STATE INSTITUTION. DEFT IS ORDERED TO PAY: COSTS OF THIS PROSECUTION. THE COURT FINDS THAT THE DEFENDANT IS NOT ELIGIBLE FOR THE IPP PROGRAM OR THE TRANSITIONAL CONTROL PROGRAM. THE COURT FINDS THERE ARE ITEMS TO BE FORFEITED TO THE STATE OF OHIO AND DELIVERED TO THE SCIOTO COUNTY PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE TO BE DISTRIBUTED ACCORDING TO LAW. CASH IN THE AMOUNT OF $283.00. THE COURT OTHERWISE ORDERS: THE REMAINING COUNTS ARE HEREBY DISMISSED. 307/223
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Old 04-18-2009, 12:15 AM
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how bad is past record? Violent record?

I would say good, but I do not know the politics surrounding your court system there. If he has not had any trouble with this judge, plus pay fines off, place to stay, and maybe a job waiting would be even a stronger better chance.

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Old 06-05-2009, 10:46 AM
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He has a misdemeanor on his record other than that nothing, I know there's a lot of politics involved in this county and with this judge but how soon do you think he'll be able to file for judicial release? Also, because the other two people involved in this case got probation, are there any other options that we can pursue even though he took a plea deal?
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