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  • 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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  • 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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  • St. Patrick's Day and DUI checkpoints - Breaking News!

    BREAKING NEWS! Summit County Task Force is preparing for a significant presence on St. Patty's day! It is reported that there will be multiple DUI checkpoints throughout the Summit County area. It is confirmed that the Summit County Task Force will be conducting Checkpoints on Market street next to the WQMX radio station and on West Exchange between Rand and Maple from 7 PM to midnight. Please be ...
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  • What you need to know about Field Sobriety Tests

    In Ohio, there are three types of field sobriety tests that are commonly used by police officers who are investigating a possible DUI case. These tests have been promulgated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, otherwise known as NHTSA. The three tests commonly used are the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus , which most people refer to as the "eye test" or the "pen test", The Walk and ...
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  • DUI/OVI Tips, Misconceptions and Mistakes

    Can I be charged even though I am not driving? There is some confusion over what “operating a vehicle” exactly means. If you have one too many drinks and think it is safer to sleep in your car than try to drive home, it is ok to sleep in the back seat but put the keys in the front. This way you cannot attain physical control of the car. If you are in the front seat with the keys in your pocket and ...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Ohio's Fifth District Court Of Appeals Rules That Driving Slowly Is Not Grounds For A Traffic Stop

    Last Friday, Ohio's Fifth District Court of Appeals issued a decision in State v. Dean (5 th Dist. 2013), 2013-Ohio-313, holding that a traffic stop of a motorist traveling substantially under the speed limit is not permissible unless the driver is obstructing the flow of traffic. The case stems from a traffic stop by a Pataskala police officer of Alan Dean occurring on March 18, 2012. After ...
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  • December 28, 2012, DUI/OVI Checkpoint

    Authorities have announced that an OVI/DUI checkpoint originally scheduled for December 21, 2012, in Garfield Heights, Ohio, will be moved to Friday, December 28, 2012, starting at 10 pm. The checkpoint will be located on Broadway Ave. More information about this and other checkpoints this weekend and on New Year's Eve will be posted as it becomes available. As always, the Attorneys from DiCaudo, ...
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  • December 21, 2012, DUI/OVI Checkpoint

    Authorities have announced that they will be operating OVI/DUI checkpoint in Garfield Heights, Ohio, on Friday, December 21, 2012, starting at 10 pm. The checkpoint will be located on Broadway Ave. More information about this and other checkpoints this weekend and over the Holidays will be posted as it becomes available. As always, the Attorneys from DiCaudo, Pitchford & Yoder recommend that you ...
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  • Thanksgiving 2012 DUI/OVI Checkpoints

    Authorities have announced that they will be operating OVI/DUI checkpoints in the following areas over the 2012 Thanksgiving holiday: Parma, Ohio - Wednesday, November 21, 2012. A checkpoint will be operated in Parma on Ridge Rd. from 7pm to 12am. Brunswick, Ohio - Wednesday, November 21, 2012. A checkpoint will be operated on Center Road west of Pearl Rd. from 8:30 pm to 2a m Medina, Ohio - ...
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  • November 9-11, 2012 DUI/OVI Checkpoints

    Law enforcement has announced that there will be OVI/DUI checkpoints in the following areas this weekend: Cleveland, Ohio - Friday, Novmeber 9, 2012. Checkpoint will operate Friday night somewhere in the Second District. Exact time and location have not yet been announced. As always, the Attorneys from DiCaudo, Pitchford & Yoder recommend that you designate a driver if you plan on drinking over ...
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  • Halloween 2012 DUI/OVI Checkpoints

    Authorities have announced that they will be operating OVI/DUI checkpoints in the following areas over the 2012 Halloween weekend: Euclid, Ohio - Friday, October 26 , 2012. A checkpoint will be operated in Euclid near 190 East in the evening on Friday. Cleveland, Ohio - Friday, October 26, 2012 . Checkpoint will be held on Friday at Fleet Ave. and E. 57th St. from9:00 pm to1:00 am. Cleveland, Ohio ...
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  • October 19-21, 2012 OVI/DUI Checkpoints

    Law enforcment has announced that there will be OVI/DUI checkpoints in the following areas this weekend: Cleveland, Ohio - Friday, October 19, 2012. A checkpoint will operate somewhere in the Third District on Friday night. The exact time and location have not been released yet. As always, the Attorneys from DiCaudo, Pitchford & Yoder recommend that you designate a driver if you plan on drinking ...
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  • September 28-30, 2012 OVI/DUI Checkpoints

    Law enforcment has announced that there will be OVI/DUI checkpoints in the following areas this weekend: Cleveland, Ohio - Friday, September 28, 2012. Two Checkpoints. One from 8:30 pm to 1 am at East 71 st Street and Cedar Avenue. Second from 10 pm to 2 am at East 105 th Street and Drexel Avenue. Columbus, Ohio -Friday, September 28, 2012, from 9 pm to 3 am in Perry Township on Sawmill Road. As ...
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  • August 24-26, 2012 OVI/DUI Checkpoints

    Law enforcment has announced that there will be OVI/DUI checkpoints in the following areas this weekend: Maple Heights, Ohio - Friday, August 24, 2012, the exact time and location haven't been announced yet. Cleveland, Ohio - Friday, August 24, 2012, in the second district. The exact time and location haven't been announced yet. Euclid, Ohio – Friday, August 24, 2012, near Euclid Ave. The exact ...
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  • July 27-29, 2012 OVI/DUI Checkpoints

    Law enforcment has announced that there will be OVI/DUI checkpoints in the following areas this weekend: Euclid, Ohio - Tonight, July 27, 2012. The location and time of the checkpoint has not yet been released. Cleveland, Ohio - Date, time and locaiton have not yet been released but likely on Saturday night near W. 117th St. As always, the Attorneys from DiCaudo, Pitchford & Yoder recommend that ...
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  • July 20-22, 2012 OVI/DUI Checkpoints

    Law enforcment has announced that there will be an OVI/DUI checkpoint in Garfield Heights, Ohio, tonight, July 20, 2012. The location and time of the checkpoint has not yet been released. As always, the Attorneys from DiCaudo, Pitchford & Yoder recommend that you designate a driver if you plan on drinking over this weekend. For more information or legal advice, contact a knowledgeable Attorney ...
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  • July 13-15, 2012 OVI/DUI Checkpoints

    Law enforcment has announced that there will be an OVI/DUI checkpoint in Parma, Ohio, tonight, July 13, 2012. The checkpoint will be set up at State Road and Tuxedo Avenue and will operate from 7 pm to 12 am. As always, the Attorneys from DiCaudo, Pitchford & Yoder recommend that you designate a driver if you plan on drinking over this weekend. For more information or legal advice, contact a ...
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  • Ohio's 12th District Court Of Appeals Upholds Use Of Intoxilyzer 8000 Breathalyzer

    Monday, July 9, 2012, the 12th District Court of Appeals became the first Ohio appellate court to rule on the evidentiary admissibility of Intoxilyzer 8000 breath-testing results. In State v. Kormos (12 th Dist. 2012), 2012-Ohio-3128, defendant Nicholas Kormos contended that the Intoxilyzer 8000 fails to comply with relevant provisions of the Ohio Administrative Code , specifically, 3701-53-04(B) ...
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  • Woman Wrongfully Arrested For OVI Fights Back

    In August of 2008, Catrena Green was stopped by an Ohio State Trooper when she neglected to dim her high beams as she passed the Trooper traveling the opposite direction. The Trooper explained why he had stopped Green and she explained that the wet road conditions were making it difficult for her to see. Asking if she had done anything else to warrant the stop, the Trooper responded, "No, not ...
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