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DUI Mom Arrested with Son in Car

Did you know that if you are arrested for a DUI with a child in the car in the state of Ohio, you can also be charged with child endangerment? According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving, of a ...
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It Is Time to Remove "Bicycle" from the Definition of "Vehicle" in Ohio's DUI Code

by Brad Koffel It is time for local governments to get smart about DUI and bicycles. When most citizens are unaware of the fact that current Ohio law treats DUI on a bicycle the exact same as DUI in a ...
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Can you get a DUI/OVI if you are taking lawfully prescribed medication?

The short answer is absolutely YES! When you are prescribed medication by licensed physicians they are required to warn you of potential side effects and dangers associated with taking the specific ...
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Ohio DUI Blood Test Suppressed Because Defendant Not “Under Arrest”

When an individual is charged with an Ohio DUI/OVI state law dictates that the arresting officer must read a state approved form to the individual. Among other information, this form states that the ...
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OVI/DUI Tipsters

We are encouraged to contact the authorities anytime we witness questionable driving that could be the result of someone's intoxication. The State of Ohio has spent considerable money in an attempt to ...
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Watch What You Say to a Police Officer—Ohio’s Bribery Statute is in Play During a DUI Investigation

Under Ohio law, it is a 3 rd degree felony to try and influence a public official in the discharge of his or her duties. This includes police officers in DUI cases. This is known as Bribery and is ...
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Airbags in DUI Car Accidents Can Cause Erroneous Breath Tests

Most breath test machines in America use a laser beam of infrared light to measure alcohol in a subject's breath sample. This beam can be thought of as a flashlight beam. The beam requires a clean ...
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What is “Probable Cause” to Arrest for DUI / OVI in Ohio?

Probable cause to arrest for DUI / OVI in Ohio exists when, at the moment of arrest, the arresting officer had sufficient information, derived from reasonably trustworthy source of facts and ...
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Does Parenting Style Effect Teen Drinking?

I just finished reading an interesting article titled, "Parenting Style, Religiosity, Peers, and Adolescent Heavy Drinking" in the July 2010 issue of Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. Two ...
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Common Areas of Prosecutor Misconduct in DUI Trials

Many prosecutors who prosecute DUI cases are relatively young and inexperienced in conducting jury trials. Others fail to see anything but getting a conviction. As a result of naivete or professional ...
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Why Do Lawyers Tell People to Refuse Breath Tests?

Many people are uncertain why lawyers advise clients to refuse a breath test. Most lawyers who are familiar with the studies conducted on breath testing machines know that these machines are not ...
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MISSING DUI VIDEO EVIDENCE

What happens when a DUI / OVI arrest is videotaped by law enforcement and then the video comes up missing? On June 30, 2010, the Franklin County Court of Appeals in Columbus, Ohio decided against a ...
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How Can a Lawyer Really Help After a DUI Arrest?

At a minimum, a knowledgeable and experienced DUI lawyer can help you get through the courthouse maze and address all your needs. A lawyer who is very familiar with a particular court and its staff is ...
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FIELD SOBRIETY TESTS: JUNK SCIENCE

I have been representing people charged with DUI in Ohio since 1994 on a daily basis. In nearly 95% of my cases, I've had to deal with evidence of field sobriety tests. These roadside exercises are ...
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Don’t Rock the boat, baby…

Chances are we all know someone who's been charged with a DUI. But how about a "BUI"? Not sure what that is? Well chances are, that's about to change as law enforcement is cranking up efforts to ...
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Ohio Boating under the Influence includes canoes and skis

OHIO BOATING UNDER THE INFLUENCE (BUI) R.C. 1547.11 Most people are familiar with DUI - drunken driving. Many people forget that there is an equivalent offense for boating. You may not be aware of it, ...
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Aggravated Vehicular Homicides & Assaults in Ohio: “How Can You Represent Those People?

Every day we read in the newspaper of "alcohol-related" accidents, injuries, and fatalities. It is tragic to hear of innocent people losing their lives or suffering serious physical injuries as a ...
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