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Blog Posts in 2017

  • Keeping Your Memorial Day OVI Free

    With Memorial Day weekend only a few weeks away, many people are planning festive celebrations to kick off the official beginning of summer. If part of your festivities involves drinking alcohol, ensure that you have a course of action to avoid an OVI arrest since there will most likely be a lot more Ohio police officers out this weekend to keep an eye out for drunk drivers, as well as OVI ...
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  • Examining Ohio's Criminal Law: Statute of Limitations

    Statutes of limitations set forth the maximum time period within which the government may charge an individual with the commission of a crime. Failing to level the charges within the applicable time period will likely result in dismissal of the case. Ohio Statute of Limitations While the statute of limitations usually varies with the crime, generally, violent crimes have a longer statute of ...
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  • DUI CHECKPOINT UPDATE

    The Ninth District Court of Appeals recently came out with an important decision regarding probable cause to arrest at DUI checkpoints. The case arose in Summit County, Ohio and is captioned State of Ohio v Steven Hopp. DUI checkpoints have been frequently used in Ohio. At these checkpoints the police set up at a location and stop motor vehicles passing through to check for signs of impaired ...
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  • Ohio's "Good Samaritan" Law For Drug Overdoses

    Ohio has recently enacted a “Good Samaritan” law pertaining to the prosecution of persons for a minor drug possession offense after seeking medical assistance for themselves or another regarding a drug overdose. The following is a brief overview of the new law. The law is part of O.R.C. 2925.11 Possession of Controlled Substances. It was recently enacted in response to the current heroin epidemic ...
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  • Police Dash Cams and Their Use in DUI Cases

    As technology continues to improve, the use of video cameras in dashboard cameras and body cameras by police has increased dramatically. These videos are now a crucial part of a DUI case. Dashboard mounted cameras are continuously running. Most will automatically turn on and record when the officer activates his overhead lights, but they can be manually activated as well. Once turned on the camera ...
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  • What To Do If You Are Pulled Over and Have Been Drinking

    Police Officers everywhere are putting an increased emphasis on DUI enforcement. As a result more and more people are being pulled over for minor traffic violations. Every year many people who felt they were perfectly fine to drive are arrested for DUI. The following is an explanation of a common sense way to conduct yourself if you have been pulled over and have been drinking. The first thing you ...
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