Category Archives: DUI, Drugs & Driving

Information on DUID, driving under the influence of drugs in Ohio.

Thanks Miami Valley NORML

On May 16th, I was honored to speak to Miami Valley NORML about how to properly handle a police interaction.  I was also able to pledge the continued support of myself and my office in helping to end the scourge of drug war arrests and make marijuana legal in Ohio. I have devoted most of…
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Ohio State Highway Patrol – Ohio’s Drug Warriors

A state law passed in 2012 banned knowingly possessing hidden compartments in vehicles that are designed to conceal elicit drugs or evidence. The Ohio State Highway Patrol has used this law in their role as Ohio's leading drug warriors. Since 2012, OSP has tallied 24 cases of hidden compartment violations and counting.  Punishments are steep…
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New Rules In Effect For Vicodin (Hydrocodone)

Drug Schedules Changing For Some Vicodin - Hydrocodone Combos If you or someone you know takes hydrocodone, you need to know that brand new regulations went into effect Monday, which will change how you get the drug.  Hydrocodone/paracetamol, hydrocodone/acetaminophen, or hydrocodone/APAP (or under brand names such as Lortab, Norco or Vicodin) is a combination opioidnarcotic…
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Ohio DUI Law: Is Smell of Marijuana Sufficient?

Marijuana Is the odor of enough to justify a police search or arrest and can an officer make a valid determination based on just a smell? A peer-reviewed journal article, entitled “Marijuana Odor Perception: Studies Modeled From Probable Cause Cases”, published in Law and Human Behavior, (Vol. 28, No. 2, April 2004) explains that “The…
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Affirmative Defenses for Prescription Drug OVI Charges in Ohio

Did you get a prescription drug OVI?  Do you have a valid prescription? Ohio and the Ohio State Highway Patrol have made enforcement of DUI laws against illegal and prescription drugs a priority.  Throughout the state, this means that you now face arrest if you are taking many common prescription medications.  Given that upwards of…
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