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Blog Posts in January, 2012

  • United States Supreme Court Rules Warrant Needed For GPS Tracking

    Today, the United States Supreme Court issued unanimous ruling stating that law enforcement is required to obtain a search warrant prior to using GPS technology to track criminal suspects. The ruling arose out of a criminal case where a GPS device helped authorities link Antoine Jones to a house used to stash money and drugs. Police installed a GPS device on Jones' vehicle and then tracked his ...
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  • Ohio State Highway Patrol Seizes $78,000 In Stolen Merchandise

    Yesterday, the Ohio State Highway Patrol reported that troopers seized several garbage bags full of stolen brand name clothing, valued at approximately $78,000, during a traffic stop in Trumbull County, Ohio . On the morning of January 16, 2012, troopers pulled over a rented van for a traffic violation on Interstate 80 and a drug-sniffing dog alerted to the vehicle. A subsequent search revealed ...
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  • How To Get OVI/DUI Charges Dismissed In Ohio

    On Friday, the OVI/DUI charges leveled against former Tribune Company CEO Randy Michaels in the Middletown, Ohio Municipal Court were dismissed following Michaels' guilty plea to driving on a closed street. Michaels was fined $30 and court costs. In Ohio, there are many ways in which an experienced attorney can obtain a dismissal of OVI/DUI charges leveled against an individual, including: 1. ...
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  • Amy Corrigall Jones Appointed To Replace Patricia Cosgrove As Summit County Court Of Common Pleas Judge

    Today it was announced that Amy Corrigall Jones has been named by Ohio Governor John Kasich to replace recently retired Judge Patrica Cosgrove in the Summit County Court of Common Pleas . Kasich appointed Jones after she was recommended by the Summit County Republican Party for the post. Jones will assume the office on January 20 to finish the remainder of Cosgrove’s term, which will be up for a ...
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  • Summit County Juvenile Court Sets Hearing To Determine Whether To Try 16-Year-Old As An Adult

    Summit County Juvenile Court Judge Linda Tucci Teodosio recently set a March 26, 2012, hearing to determine whether Barberton teenager D'Marques Jones, 16, should be tried as an adult in connection with the rape and death of his 3-year-old half sister, Makayla. Makayla died June 22, 2011, and a subsequent autopsy by the Summit County Medical Examiner's Office determined the cause of death to be ...
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  • MADD Pushing Ignition Interlock Devices For First Time OVI/DUI Offenders

    As of January 1, 2012, Connecticut became the 15th state to require ignition interlock devices (IID) for individuals convicted of drunk driving. The new legislation is likely the product of recent push by Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) who has, since 2006, advocated mandatory installation of an IID in the vehicle of any person convicted of even one instance of drunk driving. Ignition ...
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  • The Indirect Effects Of An Ohio OVI/DUI

    In addition to the more obvious consequences of being convicted of an OVI/DUI , there are numerous ways in which such a charge can affect your life indirectly. The following are some of most common ways in which an OVI/DUI can impact your life that you may not have considered: Car Insurance – Many car insurance companies will drop you from their coverage and even if they don't, at the very lease ...
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