I Fight For Commercial Drivers
Ohio Revised Code 4506.16 sets for the ways that you can be disqualified or lose your commercial driver’s license.
- 4506.16(D)(5) If you are convicted of two “serious traffic violations” within a three (3) year period, your commercial driver’s license will be suspended for sixty (60) days.
- 4506.16(D)(6) If you are convicted of three “serious traffic violations” within a three (3) year period, you commercial driver’s license will be suspended for 120 days.
If you receive [Read the full post. . .]
In possibly the best article you will ever read on portable breath testing, DUI attorneys Justin McShane and Josh Lee describe the portable breath test devises which are used by the Ohio State Highway Patrol as a “potentially dangerous, non-specific and non-selective measures at roadside.” You can find the article HERE and in the Voice for the Defense.
[Read the full post. . .]
The Problems of Fuel Cell Devices
1.1. Lack of Specificity20 for Ethanol
As PBTs are used for purportedly forensic purposes, their specificity
Drunken-driving deaths fell to a record low last year, according to data released by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Fatalities in crashes involving drunken drivers declined 2.5 percent to 9,878 from the previous year and are down 53 percent since first measured in 1982.
“This new data is encouraging, especially as we approach the holiday season when it is so important that we promote responsible drinking,” Beer Institute President Joe McClain said in a [Read the full post. . .]
This page has long maintained that the current “Standardized Field Sobriety Test” procedure is fraught with uncertainty and open to subjective interpretation. A federal investigation has been launched against Utah Highway Patrol Cpl. Lisa Steed for civil rights violations. Steed has been accused of arresting people for DUI who were sober. Two judges have found Steed lied on the witness stand and a 2010 memo suggesting she was falsifying arrest reports has emerged. While the vast majority of law enforcement [Read the full post. . .]
Ohio appears ready to pass a requirement that judges consider a persons’ military service when deciding a sentence in a criminal case. Sub. S.B. 330, proposed by Senator Joe Schiavoni would apply to both misdemeanor and felony charges. “They have been through things that most of us haven’t,” Schiavoni said. “It’s so, so important we consider that before they get thrown into jail and their problems aren’t handled properly.” Schiavoni says the bill has bipartisan support from both legislators [Read the full post. . .]