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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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