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Blog Posts in 2013

  • Ohio State Highway Patrol To Crack Down On Impaired Driving Over New Year's Holiday

    Earlier this week the Ohio State Highway Patrol issued a press release urging Ohio motorists to drive sober over the upcoming New Year's Holiday and notifying drivers that Troopers will continue the OSHP's crack down on impaired driving. According to the OSHP, troopers have arrested over 23,000 motorists this year for impaired driving. The Attorneys from DiCaudo, Pitchford & Yoder wish you a safe ...
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  • Ohio Senate To Consider Proposed Changes To Self Defense Law

    Last year, in the wake of the Trayvon Martin shooting in Sanford, Florida, this blog discussed the difference between Ohio's current self-defense law, commonly known as the "castle doctrine" and Florida's controversial "stand your ground" law of self defense. Ohio's castle doctrine states that an individual is entitled to use deadly force in the face of a credible threat only when he cannot ...
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  • OVI/DUI Checkpoints For Labor Day Weekend 2013

    Authorities have announced that they will be operating a OVI/DUI checkpoints in the following areas over the 2013 Labor Day weekend: Parma Heights, Ohio - Friday, August 30, 2013, on Pearl Road from 11 pm to 3 am. Logan County, Ohio - Friday, August 30, 2013, on Ohio 366 between 8 pm and 10 pm in the village of Russells Point. Bratenahl, Ohio - Saturday, August 31, 2013, on Lakeshore Blvd. The ...
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  • More Appellate Success For DiCaudo & Yoder.

    This week, Ohio's Ninth District Court of Appeals released another appellate decision ruling in favor of a DiCaudo, Pitchford & Yoder attorney. On August 14, 2013, in State v. Hurd , the 9 th District reversed a trial court decision finding the defendant guilty of domestic violence after a bench trial. In Hurd , the defendant was forced to defend herself at trial after she was unable to complete ...
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  • July 26-28, 2013 OVI/DUI Checkpoints

    Authorities have announced that they will be operating a OVI/DUI checkpoints in the following areas over the July 26-28, 2013 weekend: Garfield Heights, Ohio - Friday, July 26, 2013, on Turney Rd. from 8pm to 1 am. More information about checkpoints will be provided as it becomes available. As always, the Attorneys from DiCaudo, Pitchford & Yoder recommend that you designate a driver if you plan ...
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  • Need an attorney for an OVI/DUI case in Akron?

    Have you been arrested for operating a vehicle while impaired in Akron, Ohio? Driving under the influence is a serious offense in Ohio and your driver's license could be at risk of suspension. Under Ohio State traffic law, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence does not necessarily have to mean that you were driving and it could be in reference to more than just an ordinary motor ...
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  • June 20-23, 2013 OVI/DUI Checkpoints

    Authorities have announced that they will be operating a OVI/DUI checkpoints in the following areas over the June 20-23, 2013 weekend: Cleveland, Ohio - Thursday, June 20, 2013, at Broadway Ave. and Baxter Ave. from 8pm to 1 am. More information about checkpoints will be provided as it becomes available. As always, the Attorneys from DiCaudo, Pitchford & Yoder recommend that you designate a driver ...
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  • United States Supreme Court Rules On Controversial DNA Testing Case

    At the beginning of this month, the United States Supreme Court issued a controversial decision in the case of Maryland v. King , determining that a Maryland state law permitting law enforcement officers to take DNA swabs from individuals arrested, but not yet convicted, of certain crimes is constitutional. The Court voted 5-4 in favor of reversing the Maryland Court of Appeals decision in King v. ...
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  • DUI Checkpoints In Summit And Portage Counties To Continue Throughout Summer.

    Those of you out of the road after 11:00 pm the last few weeks have probably noticed congested traffic and delays due to some of the check points throughout the Summit, and Portage County areas. We have been told that these check points are going to continue throughout the summer so be careful. Sobriety checkpoints function as a general purpose investigatory tactic where police can get a close ...
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  • DiCaudo & Yoder Obtain Expungments In Criminal Cases

    The law firm of DiCaudo and Yoder has had a great deal of success over the last year focusing on expungments throughout the State of Ohio. Attorney Nick Horrigan has focused his practice on the new expungemnet law and has helped dozens of people who were once told they were not eligible for an expungement. In the latter part of 2012, Attorney Horrigan represented a client who was charged and ...
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  • It feels good to help people who truly need it.

    There should be times in an attorney's professional life when he/she leaves court after handling a case and looks back with a sense of pride and fulfillment on what they accomplished. Today, I had one of those moments. It was not a big case, there was no media attention, nothing that would make or break my career. It was a probation violation in which a young girl had failed to complete her ...
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  • What You Need To Know About Getting Your Ohio Criminal Record Sealed

    Generally speaking, criminal records in Ohio are open to inspection by the public. This means that anyone can go online or to the courthouse and search the records to find out if an individual has ever been charged with or convicted of a crime. Every time you apply for a job, your criminal history is readily available to the company you want to work for. Often, people want to know how to get their ...
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  • DiCaudo & Yoder Achieve Dismissal Of Charges In Criminal Case

    Sometimes in a criminal defense attorney's life justice is served only through perseverance and unwavering belief that your client is innocent of the charge. Such is the case of a young boy that Attorney Yoder represented a few months back. The client was charged with inducing panic when a school official read his journal and found drawings of him allegedly murdering his fellow classmates. The ...
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  • What To Look For When Choosing Your OVI/DUI Attorney.

    I went to Google today and searched for Akron DUI lawyer. There were a number of websites that popped up. I began to scroll through them and noticed that the vast majority of the attorneys advertising as an OVI/DUI lawyer in Akron either were not from the Akron area or were attorneys who did not specialize in OVI/DUI law. They would be considered general practitioners who dabble in the criminal ...
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  • What You Need To Know About OVI/DUI's Before St. Patrick's Day

    The most commonly asked question of an OVI/DUI defense attorney is "What happens during an OVI/DUI stop and what should I do if I get pulled over? Although there is no definitive answer to this question, the police generally follow a common procedure which can be handled by keeping in mind several pieces of advice. An OV/DUI charge usually stems from a traffic stop of an individual during which ...
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