A motion to suppress is often the most critical phase of the OVI trial process. Procedurally, the defense attorney files a motion challenging all of the government’s evidence. Once this motion is filed the government has the burden of demonstrating the propriety of the arrest and that law enforcement substantially complied with the rules.
When a defendant challenges the admission of a breath-alcohol test, courts apply a burden shifting analysis. The state must show substantial compliance with ODH regulations, and
If you are driving along Interstate 75 this weekend, be aware of an Ohio OVI and marijuana enforcement blitz that may cause you to get stopped.
OVI: The Ohio State Highway Patrol will team up with law enforcement officials from Florida to Michigan along the Interstate 75 corridor for the third I-75 Challenge. The initiative begins Friday, September 26 at 12:01 a.m. and ends Sunday, September 28 at 11:59 p.m. This effort is a high visibility enforcement initiative aimed at [Read the full post. . .]
There will be a Wilmington OVI checkpoint tonight from 9 p.m. until midnight on US 22 just west of Progress Way in Wilmington. Aggressive saturation patrols will also accompany the checkpoint.
Stay ahead of the checkpoints! If you want to receive updated information on sobriety checkpoints, enhanced traffic enforcement, saturation patrols and other important developments that affect you, sign up for text alerts on the main page of this blog. Text alerts will be sent directly to your mobile device/smartphone [Read the full post. . .]
The Ohio Investigative Unit (formerly Liquor Control) has taken on a new task in Ohio – “trace back” investigations. When a fatal crash occurs and alcohol or drugs are suspected, the OIU will step in to see where the alcohol came from and whether or not the person providing the alcohol or drugs can be held responsible.
Through an integrated re-structuring within the Ohio Department of Public Safety that will reduce facility costs, streamline administrative functions and lead to better [Read the full post. . .]
Xenia OVI attorney Charles M. Rowland II can help you win your case in the Xenia Municipal Court. He has been practicing in the court since 1995 and has worked hard to make himself Xenia’s choice for OVI defense.
He has created www.XeniaDUI.com and www.XeniaOVI.com to provide detailed information about the court, public access to your case, bond schedules, and other important information about your case. If you find yourself in need of a qualified and experienced attorney, for a [Read the full post. . .]