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Blog Posts in December, 2015

  • When Do the Police Have to Read You Your Rights?

    When I interview a new client, one of the first things that they usually tell me is that the police did not read them their rights. Many people have the incorrect idea that if the police do not read them their rights, then the case must be dismissed. Unfortunately, this is not correct. The term "reading your rights" refers to the Miranda Warnings which the police are required to give to anyone who ...
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  • What you need to know about DUI Checkpoints

    Now that the holidays are here, local police officers will be setting up DUI Checkpoints on a regular basis. Normally the police are required to observe traffic violations in order to stop drivers, however the law provides that in certain circumstances they can set up checkpoints in order to investigate whether drivers are operating their vehicles under the influence of alcohol. The normal method ...
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  • Ohio's Marijuana Possession Defined

    While marijuana possession and use is becoming legal in some states throughout the country, it is still currently illegal in the state of Ohio. It can lead to possible fines, jail time, and a conviction of marijuana possession results in a minimum suspension of your driver’s license for six months. The idea of possession is a little abstract and has some gray areas. For example, you do not need to ...
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  • Monitoring Your BAC

    In Ohio, like in every state, the legal blood alcohol percentage legal limit is 0.08%. Everyone knows that they shouldn’t drink and drive. Many people think they have a system figured out to get right under the limit and still be able to drive. They think they know when to stop drinking and switch to water, how long to wait to drive, and how to beat the system. However, the truth is that several ...
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  • Underage Drinking: Related Crimes and Punishments

    In the early college years, it is common to encounter social situations that involve alcohol being present. The ages 18-20 can be very formative years where a young person will run into peer pressure and the wanting to fit in. The fact is though, if you are caught buying, possessing or consuming alcohol underage, you can be subject to several penalties. There various underage alcohol related laws ...
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