The Alcohol Influence Report is a document prepared by the arresting officer noting each and every indicator for alcohol impairment that they took note of in their investigation. Most of the forms require that the officer simply check the predetermined indicator. Not surprisingly, all the officer’s observations fall neatly into these predetermined areas. The report is a document of the officers opinions and should not be considered routine ministerial reports of a non-adversarial nature. Clearly, letting the jury have this [Read the full post. . .]
Have you ever wondered where the money goes following a vehicle forfeiture?
Does your police agency have some really cool sports cars, tricked out SUVs or ruggedly expensive off-road vehicles? Chances are they got it via Ohio’s vehicle forfeiture law. Pursuant to R.C. 4503.234(C)(1), the agency that arrested a defendant has a virtual right of first refusal on any forfeited vehicle. All they have to do is satisfy the lienholder or the innocent non-owners interest if they have protected [Read the full post. . .]
When you drive on Ohio’s roadways you are assumed to have consented to a search of your blood, breath, plasma or urine if you are arrested pursuant to the Ohio Drunk Driving statute, R.C. 4511.19(A) or R.C. 4511.19(B). Ohio Revised Code 4511.191(A)(2) is Ohio’s Implied Consent Law. It states, in pertinent part,
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“Any person who operates a vehicle, streetcar, or trackless trolley upon a highway or any public or private property used by the public for
There is a traffic ticket blitz underway in Ohio and five other states. The Ohio State Highway Patrol will join forces with other members of the 6-State Trooper Project to focus efforts on distracted driving enforcement statewide. The high-visibility enforcement effort begins Sunday, July 20 at 12:01 a.m. and continues through Saturday, July 26 at 11:59 p.m. The 6-State Trooper Project includes the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Kentucky State Police, Indiana State Police, Pennsylvania State Police, West Virginia State Police [Read the full post. . .]
The Dayton Police Department, along with members of the Combined Agency OVI Task Force of Montgomery County, will operate a “no refusal” Dayton OVI sobriety checkpoint Saturday at 10 p.m. in the area of N. Gettysburg and Kings Highway. A judge will be standing by to issue a warrant for a forced blood draw if you refuse to give evidence against yourself in the form of a breath test. This is a newly adopted and highly controversial tactic that has [Read the full post. . .]