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Do All DUI Checkpoints Have to Be Announced in Advance?

Yes, local police departments and the Ohio State Highway Patrol must provide public notice of every sobriety checkpoint before they conduct it. This does not mean that law enforcement officials have to widely advertise each general stop to check drivers for operating a vehicle while intoxicated (OVI). Nor do officials need to specify the exact times and locations.

  • 2018-12-05
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How Long Do You Lose Your CDL for a DUI?

Ohio commercial driver license suspensions related to driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol come in three forms. None are good news for the accused or convicted commercial driver because state statutes prohibit any driving of commercial vehicles during the entire length of a suspension.

  • 2018-11-05
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5 Events That Occur During a DUI Arrest

An arrest for driving under the influence in central Ohio goes through five stages regardless of whether a driver gets pulled over or enters a DUI checkpoint. We briefly describe each below. Keep in mind that if you find yourself facing an arrest for the charge that police and prosecutors call operating a vehicle while intoxicated, you have an undeniable right to call a Columbus DUI defense lawyer for advice and representation.

  • 2018-11-25
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What Are the Consequences of Not Paying a DUI Fine?

Getting convicted of or pleading guilty to driving under the influence (DUI) in Columbus Ohio will cost you quite a bit of money. The mandated criminal fine for the offense state statutes call operating a vehicle while intoxicated (OVI) starts at $375. That penalty can be as high as $1,075 for a first-time offense, and it is assessed separately from court costs and the expense of any court-ordered Driver Intervention Program, ignition interlock, or addiction assessment and treatment.

  • 2018-10-29
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Can Receiving a Traffic Ticket Lead to Actions Against Your Driver’s License?

Getting ticketed for violating a traffic law in central Ohio can definitely have an impact on your driver’s license. The statutory penalties for many traffic offenses include points, and a number of laws call for suspending the licenses of people who plead guilty or get convicted.

  • 2018-11-15
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What Can a DUI Lawyer Do for Me?

Ohio police and prosecutors prioritize the arrest and conviction of people for driving under influence of alcohol and drugs. Sentences for the offense that state laws call operating a vehicle while intoxicated, or OVI, are severe. Having an OVI/DUI on your record can make finding and keeping jobs difficult, make affording car insurance nearly impossible, and keep your life off track long after any jail time is served, fines are paid, and license suspensions get lifted.

  • 2018-10-20
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