Clark County OVI Checkpoint (8/31/12)

There will be an OVI sobriety checkpoint tonight in Clark County, Ohio beginning at 4:00 pm at 1901 Buck Creek Lane in the Buck Creek State Park. News stories do not give an end time for the checkpoint.  The DUI checkpoint will be conducted by the Clark County OVI Task Force.  The Clark County OVI Task Force  is made up of the Clark County Combined Health District, Springfield Police Division, Clark County Sheriff’s Office, the Ohio Highway [Read the full post. . .]

Making Bail In Your Ohio DUI Case

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When you are arrested for OVI in Ohio, the police have the discretion to release you or to hold you in a local jail. If you are released, you are given a court date and it is your responsibility to show up at the designated time and place so that your case can proceed.  Failure to do so will result in an arrest warrant being issued.  The time and place of your appearance appears at the bottom of your [Read the full post. . .]

Prior DUI Offenses (Federal and Out-of-State)

My practice is proud to serve the military community in and around Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.  One of the recurring questions we get from military personnel is whether or not a federal or out-of-state DUI can be used to enhance a DUI they get here in Ohio.  At one time they did not.  Now, however, the offenses received in another state or on federal property do count. See Ohio Revised Code 4511.181(A).  DUI defense attorneys challenged the ex post [Read the full post. . .]

DaytonDUI And The Continuing Problems With the Intoxilyzer 8000

The implementation of the Intoxilyzer 8000 continues to be an embarrassment to all Ohioans.  Not only is the machine rife with problems, but the Ohio Department of Health has botched both the writing of the rules of implementation.  Now they plan on shutting down the key component of the Intoxilyzer 8000 scheme, the Breath Instrument On-line Database.  The shutdown is due to complications, missing tests and disappearing data.  This raises the question as to how the Ohio Department of [Read the full post. . .]

DaytonDUI and the Cowboy Code of Conduct

I came across this “Code of the West” some years ago.  It has been a constant source of guidance in both my personal and professional dealings.  Attorneys could do worse than to live by this code in our profession and our dealings with clients.

Code of the West (from “Cowboy Ethics: What Wall Street Can Learn from the Code of the West” by James P. Owen)

Live each day with courage.

Take pride in your work.

Always finish what you

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