Tag Archives: Organizations

Speed Trap Exchange from the National Motorists Association

So, you are ready to get in the car and take that big Memorial Day trip.  Beware, state troopers are on the prowl and the Ohio State Highway Patrol promises to be very active this holiday weekend making sure we behave well and get to our destination safely.  The National Motorists Association has compiled a…
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Junk Science in Ohio DUI/OVI Cases

[caption id="attachment_26" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Intoxilyzer 8000"][/caption] When you hear a DUI/OVI attorney decrying "junk science" that is used in court, they are most likely referring to the fact that the air blown into the breath test machine for purposes of testing cannot be the same air that is exchanged with the deep lung alveolar sacs.…
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GetMADD

GetMADD, http://getmadd.com is a leading voice against the neo-prohibition tactics employed by Mothers Against Drunk Drivers.  Here is a sample of their content: Follow the Money: And you thought it was about saving lives In 2006, MADD received $4,436,481 from arrestees who in MADD's words were 'forced' to sit in on their VIP panels. The…
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Drinking On Your Birthday

Image via Wikipedia An interested party recently asked:  If you were born at 11:00 pm, can you begin drinking on your 21st birthday at midnight or do you have to wait until 11:00 pm on your birthday?  Well, according to State v. Yarger 2009-Ohio-543, 3rd District Court of Appeals:  View Court Published Official Document, the State of…
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Forensic Science Questioned by the NACDL

I am writing to alert NACDL membership to an important development that may have a significant impact on criminal defense practice.  The National Research Council today released a sweeping critique of current forensic science methods presented by police and prosecutors in courtrooms across the country.  The report, Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States: A…
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Ohio OVI Law: State v. Clark (fog line violation)

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="112" caption="www.OhioDUIdefense.com"][/caption] In State v. Clark (2009), 2009-Ohio-529, the Second District Court of Appeals fell in line with the Ohio Supreme Court holding that, based on State v. Mays (2008), 119 Ohio St.3d 406, 894 N.E.2d 1204, 2008-Ohio-4539, one marked lane (fog line) violation is sufficient to justify a stop. If you are charged…
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