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What Happens At A DUI Arraignment?

The following will happen when you appear for your DUI arraignment. The Judge, will explain the complaint to you which details the offense(s) you are charged with, and will explain it to you if you do not understand the nature of the charge(s). The Judge will also advise you of the potential penalties. You will…
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When Stopped On Suspicion of DUI – Should I Blow?

When you are stopped on suspicion of DUI the question becomes - "Should I Blow?"  Unfortunately, the answer is "maybe" and involves a very complicated investigation of the facts of your case and your personal history.  You should NEVER refuse the test without understanding how a refusal would affect YOU.  No attorney can know all…
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Christmas DUI Blitz Along Rt. 4 Announced

The Ohio State Highway Patrol will be conducting a Christmas DUI enforcement action along Rt. 4 beginning this weekend. The OVI Task Forces of Clark County, Hamilton County, Butler County, Montgomery County, and the Ohio State Highway Patrol will conduct an Christmas DUI enforcement blitz along State Route 4 this Friday and Saturday.  In addition,…
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Nonstandardized Field Sobriety Tests

Ohio has adopted the three-test field sobriety protocol as set forth in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) manual for training law enforcement officers.  The three tests adopted by NHTSA all survived scientific scrutiny as being indicative of impairment.  The tests are: (1) horizontal gaze nystagmus, a test of the subject's eyes; (2)  walk…
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Defending The Accusation Of Slurred Speech (by DaytonDUI)

A very common observation by law enforcement in an impaired driving investigation is the presence of "slurred speech."  Experience trial counsel will look to the totality of evidence to combat the damning accusation of slurred speech. Many traffic stops are now captured on video tape.  As the quality of the recordings has improved we are…
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Ohio DUI Law: Reasonable and Articulable Suspicion

What Level of Proof Does Law Enforcement Need to Pull You From Your Car For Standardized Field Tests? One of the major decision points in the OVI arrest process is the officer’s decision to remove a suspect from his or her car and conduct standardized field sobriety testing. The officer is trained to arrive at…
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Administrative License Suspension (by DaytonDUI)

If you are stopped for an OVI, DUI or drunk driving and you refuse to take a chemical test (breath, blood or urine), or if your test results exceed the legal limit of Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC), the police officer can and will take your driver's license on the spot causing your drivers license to…
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Illegal Police Stops (by DaytonDUI)

Protecting You From Illegal Police Stops! The Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution protects you against unreasonable searches and seizures, which  includes being unlawfully or illegally pulled over or stopped by law enforcement.  An officer cannot simply pull you over based on a hunch or intuition.  When a police officer observes a traffic violation, he or…
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Xenia Municipal Court Driving Privileges

If you have been charged with OVI in the Xenia Municipal Court, you can apply for driving privileges on-line HERE.  The Clerks have been instructed by Judge Michael K. Murry to reject applications for driving privileges unless the driving privileges comply with the following requirements: The request must be completely legible. The name, address, and…
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Dayton DUI Sobriety Checkpoint Update, June 11, 2010

NO SOBRIETY CHECKPOINTS TONIGHT! Image via Wikipedia We have checked with our regular sources and are happy to report that there are no Sobriety Checkpoints scheduled for June 11th. We will keep you posted as we receive more information. WHY DO YOU DO THIS? Law enforcement holds sobriety checkpoints to instill fear of arrest in…
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