DUI case law update: State v. Ilg, Slip Opinion No. 2014-Ohio-4258
For most of my career I have had to deal with a tremendous disadvantage in DUI cases. In 1984, the Ohio Supreme Court decided State v. Vega, 12 Ohio St. 3d 185, 465 N.E.2d 1303 (1984) which was interpreted to prevent an attack on the breath test machine if it attacked the “general reliability” of a breath alcohol test if it was “conducted in accordance with methods [Read the full post. . .]
You can expect a major increase in Ohio DUI enforcement beginning today. Operation “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” will put 99 law enforcement agencies on our roads with over 8,400 hours of extra enforcement that will run through Labor Day. The national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over crackdown is a program organized by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and focuses on combining high-visibility enforcement with heightened public awareness through advertising and publicity. [Read the full post. . .]
DUI defense is never far from my mind. I was reminded of this last weekend watching one of my favorite movies, “My Cousin Vinny.” In the movie a novice New York attorney (Joe Pesci) heads to the deep south to defend his cousin and his friend in a high-profile murder case. He is met with a hostile judge and a pompous attorney who are hell bent on seeing the two kids put away for murder. Comedy ensues.
In the course [Read the full post. . .]
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This week the release of powdered alcohol “palcohol” was approved, then rescinded, then changed to delayed.
First the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, a branch of the Treasury Department issued “label approval” on April 8th. Apparently this was not the case as many internet sources began reporting that the ATT&T rescinded the approval. Well now, the news seems to be that there will be a delay as the labeling on the product is changed. So [Read the full post. . .]