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Blog Posts in February, 2016

  • Probation Violation Consequences

    Some courts in Ohio do not take violating probation lightly and could really punish the violator. In some cases, a judge could order you to serve the remainder of your sentence in jail and can even add more jail time. Under Ohio law, a prosecutor must show a “preponderance of the evidence” that the violation occurred. This means that they must prove that it is more likely than not that the ...
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  • Law Enforcement Must Follow the Rules Too

    When it comes to OVI/DUI cases, there are rules for drivers to follow and rules for the police to follow. Failure to do so can result in consequences for both sides. For the driver, it can be anywhere from jail time to suspended license. The consequence for the law enforcement is to not be able to use that evidence against the driver. The Ohio Revised Code and Ohio Administered Code states that ...
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  • Increase in Drugged Driving in Ohio

    Many drivers might not know that drugged driving results in the same penalties as drunk driving in the state of Ohio. The National Institute on Drug Abuse has reported that higher number of teens driving while under the influence of marijuana than alcohol. According to a survey, 1 in 6 teens reported to driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs within the last two weeks and 1 in 4 ...
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  • Understanding Search and Seizure

    The Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution limits the power of the law enforcement to arrest, search people and their property, and seize objects. This article is the backbone of the search and seizure law. It is all about privacy. It protects people against “unreasonable” searches and seizures by state or federal law enforcement officials. On the contrary, it does allow “reasonable” searches ...
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