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. . .]
In order to have personal service over a defendant in an OVI case, the court must be satisfied that the citation has been properly served pursuant to Ohio Traffic Rule 3(E). Toledo v. Williams, 1991 WL 3811 (Ohio Ct. App. 6th Dist. Lucas County 1991). Taffic Rule 3(E) requires that the officer who completes the complaint sign the ticket and serve the citation on the defendant. See City of Cleveland v. Trzebuckowski, 2002-Ohio-584 (Ohio Ct. App. [Read the full post. . .]
Kettering Municipal Court offers a Traffic Safety Program for eligible participants which allows you to attend a class instead of receiving points for your traffic citation(s). Classes are held monthly on a Tuesday evening from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. and are taught by police officers at either the Kettering Police Department, 3600 Shroyer Road, or the Centerville Police Department, 155 W. Spring Valley Road. Upon successful completion of the program, your citation will be dismissed and will not appear on [Read the full post. . .]
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You are driving home when you see a car following you closely. The car is acting unlike any other car you have ever encountered and you begin to wonder if you are in danger. At that point you see the flashing emergency lights and hear the piercing wail of a siren. You heartbeat begins to spike, your stomach sours with a flood of cortisol and your hands begin to sweat. Little do you know that the officer’s DUI investigation has
By James Baxter, NMA President
There’s a random pattern around the country where state and local courts are systematically making it harder and more expensive for ticket recipients to fight traffic tickets.
This is an admission by the judiciary and state and local governments that there is growing public resistance to being ripped off via bad laws, unethical enforcement, and revenue hungry courts.
Defendants are growing in numbers, they are coming to court better prepared to defend themselves, the police [Read the full post. . .]