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When people need a DUI Attorney, the biggest challenge is knowing whether or not an attorney truly has the skills, knowledge, training, tools, resources, and strategies that are needed to successfully resolve and win drunk driving cases. Countless attorneys handle impaired driving cases, but only a very small percentage have the skills, knowledge, training, tools, resources, and strategies that are needed to successfully resolve and win [Read the full post. . .]
We are often asked how the arresting officer is authorized to take a persons’ license under the ALS suspension, and whether or not this is constitutional. The dilemma presented by Ohio DUI Law is this: If I am innocent until proven guilty, how can they punish me by immediately taking my license when I am accused of DUI? This site takes the position that the current law is unconstitutional. But before we jump into the argument, it is important [Read the full post. . .]
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
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 70% of Americans are taking a prescription medication, you need to know your rights.
Ohio provides an affirmative defense to an impaired driving [Read the full post. . .]
What is the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus Test?
Alcohol is a central nervous system depressant affecting many of the higher as well as lower motor control systems of the body. This results in poor motor coordination, sluggish reflexes, and emotional instability. The part of the nervous system that fine-tunes and controls hand movements and body posture also controls eye movements. When intoxicated, a person’s nervous system will display a breakdown in the smooth and accurate control of eye movements. This breakdown [Read the full post. . .]