If you were hoping that the Ohio Supreme Court would curtail a city’s ability to implement policing for profit, you would be disappointed. Last week, in Walker v. Toledo, Slip Opinion No. 2014-Ohio-5461, a divided Supreme Court ruled that cities in Ohio have complete freedom to set up tribunals that do away with due process protections for motorists accused by a machine.
The majority opinion, written by Justice Kennedy held specifically that,
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Municipalities have home-rule authority under Ohio
The following will happen when you appear for your DUI arraignment.
The Judge, will explain the complaint to you which details the offense(s) you are charged with, and will explain it to you if you do not understand the nature of the charge(s). The Judge will also advise you of the potential penalties.
You will have the opportunity to ask questions that you have on the rights explained here, the charge, or the maximum penalty possible under the law.
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Drinking and driving is never a good idea, but if you happen to be an illegal immigrant a DUI charge can mean more than just fines.
According to the Associated Press, drunk driving-related deportations have nearly tripled from 10,851 cases in 2008 to 28,635 in the fiscal year ending September, 2010. Another 13,028 illegal aliens were deported for other serious traffic violations – three times the 4,527 offenders deported in 2008. If this trend continues, drunk driving may surge [Read the full post. . .]