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Ohio DUI Checkpoint Nets Three Arrests

Ohio DUI Checkpoint Nets Three Arrests

Over one weekend in early September, three Ohio law enforcement agencies teamed up to organize a DUI checkpoint in Norwalk. The effort was part of a larger campaign aimed at targeting drunk driving on Ohio roads and highways. The Norwalk Police Department, the state’s Investigative Unit and the State Highway Patrol organized the checkpoint. Set Read More

What Should You Do After a DUI Arrest?

Being arrested for driving under the influence can be a frightening and embarrassing experience. However, by taking certain steps, you can help mitigate the damage, restore your driver’s license and move forward with you life. The most important piece of advice to remember is to remain silent during your arrest, which is a constitutional right. Read More

Enhancements to the Ohio OMVI Habitual Offender Registry Ensure Greater Completeness and Accuracy

The long-term consequences of a drunk driving conviction make legal support more crucial than ever In the interest of increased public safety, the state of Ohio took a bold step to discourage impaired driving. In September 2008 it instituted a registry of drivers with repeat offenses that lists full names, addresses and even birthdays of Read More

An OVI Is a Life Changer, Even for First-Time Offenders

When it comes to an OVI (operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs), you don’t get a free pass on your first offense. Even first-time offenders face serious consequences. First, there are the social and professional repercussions. Friends, family, coworkers and your employer are likely to be disappointed by your behavior. You Read More

Fighting a Drunk Driving Charge in Ohio

What’s known as a DUI (driving under the influence) or DWI (driving while intoxicated) in most other states is a charge of OVI (operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs) in Ohio. It is never in your interest to just roll over and accept an OVI conviction. The stakes — license suspension, Read More

What Are the Basic Steps Involved in a Criminal Defense Case?

Maybe you have just been arrested for a DUI or OVI. Or perhaps police have taken you into custody following a rigorous white-collar crime investigation. Either way, you may feel nervous, intimidated and uneasy. You may be unaware of the charges against you or what consequences lurk around the next corner. Having even a basic Read More

Police Departments Still Using Inaccurate DUI Testing Machine

Since a charge of driving under the influence carries harsh penalties and can have severely negative consequences on a person’s life, it would be reasonable to expect that law enforcement would use only accurate machines. Unfortunately, police departments often use inaccurate machines to test the breath alcohol level of suspects. One of the standard breath Read More

Arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Drugs?

Impaired driving arrests generally involve drivers who are drunk, but it is also illegal to drive under the influence of a drug of abuse in Ohio. A law enforcement officer might have grounds for suspicion that a driver has been using illegal drugs if there is a strong odor of marijuana smoke in the car, Read More

Three Tips for Dealing with Law Enforcement

Interaction with law enforcement can happen in many ways. I have clients stopped for suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs and I have clients charged with embezzlement. While these crimes are different, some of the basic human responses to a threat of arrest are similar. On a Sunday in February Read More


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