With the return of winter weather, we have received some questions about what constitutes a snow emergency and under what authority a snow emergency can be deemed to exist. We have also counseled clients who wanted to know what law would circumscribe their behavior during a snow event. Here is what we learned:
A county sheriff may, pursuant to Ohio Revised Code sections 311.07 and 311.08, declare a snow emergency and temporarily close the state roads and municipal streets
If you receive a ticket in the jurisdiction of the Dayton Municipal Court, you can pay the ticket on-line, in person or by mail.
Pay your fine online at www.paymyfine.org with a VISA or MASTERCARD. Traffic Tickets will be in the system within five (5) business days. Electronic parking tickets will be available for online payment within 12 hours of issuance. Handwritten parking tickets will be available for online payment within two business days of issuance.
The speed law is set forth at Ohio Revised Code 4511.21. It states:(A) No person shall operate a motor vehicle, trackless trolley, or streetcar at a speed greater or less than is reasonable or proper, having due regard to the traffic, surface, and width of the street or highway and any other conditions, and no person shall drive any motor vehicle, trackless trolley, or streetcar in and upon any street or highway at a greater
Great Speeding Decision from the 12th Appellate District
In State v. Starks, 2011-Ohio-2344 the Defendant was stopped for a speeding violation in a construction zone and went to trial pro se. He objected to any testimony regarding a laser gun. The trial court took judicial notice of the reliability of the laser gun and the defendant was convicted. He appealed to the 12th District Court of Appeals and his conviction was reversed. The Court ruled,
From www.TheNewspaper.com: A divided three-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit yesterday upheld the imposition of automated tickets on individuals who may or may not have committed any crime. The judges ruled on a case that began when Kelly Mendenhall received a ticket in the mail for allegedly speeding in Akron, Ohio in December 2005. Although the ticket against her was dismissed, her husband, Warner, fought the legitimacy of the Akron [Read the full post. . .]