Blood-Alcohol Breath Test Invalidated by Circleville Court Because Driver had Blood in his Mouth

On September 10, 2015, the Ohio Circleville Municipal Court granted a motion to suppress evidence for my client. In this OVI case, my client had been involved in a one-car accident, which prompted the police to come to the scene. The test administrat… Read More
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Columbus Police Sobriety Checkpoints Tonight

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Kentucky Police Chief Arrested for DUI - Asleep at the Drive-Thru

Kentucky Police Chief falls asleep at the Taco Bell Drive Thru  (from VICE News) This exact situation happened to one of our clients, who was not a police officer.  She fell asleep at the Drive-Thru. Our client’s charge was reduced to “… Read More
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Taser Axon Columbus Police Body Cameras

You Should be Aware of the Upcoming Columbus Police Body Cameras In a hearing this week in front of Judge James Green in the Franklin County Municipal Court, I watched what may have been the first use of Columbus Police Body cameras as evidence in a… Read More
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If I smoke weed in a State where it's Legal, Can I get a DUI - OVI in Ohio?

If you smoke marijuana in a State where it is legal, it does not matter in Ohio that you smoked it where it was legal, even with a prescription.    You can still get an OVI several weeks later.  Anything greater than 35 nanograms of metabolite per… Read More
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Q & A: OVI and underage consumption...... no keys... no vehicle....in a Canoe

Question:   18 year old on a canoe trip with 2 friends. veryone was drinking so the underage consumption is valid. However, the person charged with the OVI was the person in the middle of the canoe that was not rowing.  The person charged with the… Read More
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Q & A: My Daughter, age 20, drank at a party in the afternoon, pulled over 1:20 a.m., refused tests

Question:    She was speeding, not driving erratically, pulled over. Officer states he smelled alcohol, subjected her to 5 sobriety tests, which she passed. She refused the breathylyzer cuz she has been told multiple times “don’t ever b… Read More
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Is it possible I may never be charged with a DWI (OVI) ?

Question:  4 months ago I got into a minor accident (in terms of vehicle damage) after I hit a snow bank. The police came to the scene and I was next to incoherent, although it was not clear to the officers that I was necessarily intoxicated (althou… Read More
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What to Do if Stopped for OVI in Ohio

If you have made an unwise decision to drink and drive, follow these guidelines to minimize giving evidence against yourself in an OVI traffic stop. 1 What to do when the Officer Approaches the Car Avoid making ANY statements, and hand your ID and… Read More
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Q & A: Plea Bargaining OVI to physical control or is it better to seek reckless operation ?

Question:  I was arrested for first offense ovi few weeks ago with 0.96 BAC, the lawyer I hired worked out the deal with prosecutor and I pled guilty to physical control and judge terminate the ALS and I was able to get my license back the same day… Read More
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