Two Halloween OVI checkpoints tonight in the Miami Valley – the first is a Dayton OVI checkpoint beginning at 10 p.m. in the 1300 block of Harshman Road. A Middletown OVI checkpoint (Butler County) will take place at Verity Place/St. Rt. 4 near 18th Avenue. Please be aware of the little monsters who will be trolling our neighborhoods tonight looking for candy. Designate a sober driver.
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If you are arrested on suspicion of drunk driving in the City of Dayton, your misdemeanor DUI case will be heard in the Dayton Municipal Court. The Dayton Municipal Court is located at 301 West Third Street Dayton, Ohio 45402. You can visit the Dayton Municipal Court’s website at:www.DaytonMunicipalCourt.org. Office hours for the Clerk of Court are 8:00am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, for the acceptance of case filings and payments. Parking, Traffic and Criminal payments [Read the full post. . .]
Most Americans trust and respect police officers. If you think that you will be able to go into a courtroom and overcome this ingrained belief you are, most of the time, dead wrong. Americans do not like drunk drivers. If you think that you can win an OVI case by calling the police officer a liar, you will probably lose. One of the biggest mistakes an attorney can make is to position your case so that the jury must choose [Read the full post. . .]
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If you want to receive updated information on sobriety checkpoints, enhanced traffic enforcement, saturation patrols and other important developments that affect you, sign up for text alerts on the main page of this blog. Text alerts will be sent directly to your mobile device/smartphone in the location you choose in the Miami Valley. In the past month we have alerted our followers to the State Route 35 traffic initiative and three local sobriety checkpoints. You should [Read the full post. . .]
Some Ohio courts have upheld determinations that the mere presence of a moderate to strong odor of alcohol, coupled with a proper initial stop, is sufficient to justify the administration of field sobriety tests. See, e.g., State v. Tackett, 2d Dist. No. 2011-CA-15, 2011-Ohio-6711 (“[t]his court has, however, repeatedly held that a strong odor of alcohol alone is sufficient to provide an officer with reasonable suspicion of criminal behavior”). See also State v. Schott, 2d Dist. [Read the full post. . .]