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Tips on How To Read Your Traffic Ticket

Start reading an Ohio traffic ticket at the bottom. The last line on the standard form indicates whether you need to appear in court to answer to the alleged offense or accept a sentence for a guilty plea. If the police officer or state trooper who issued you the ticket checked YES to the question “Personal Appearance Required,” you need to go before a judge unless you hire an attorney to appear for you.

  • 2018-09-15
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Is DUI a Serious Criminal Offense?

This is what we consider a quasi criminal offense because it is also a traffic offense.  It is quite serious and the penalties get more severe the more you rack up.

You will face serious penalties if you get convicted of or plead guilty to driving under the influence in Ohio.

  • 2018-08-24
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How Your Speed Is Recorded by Traffic Officers

As a speeding ticket lawyer in Columbus, Ohio, I hold police officers and state troopers to their legal obligations to produce clear, mechanically recorded evidence of my client’s speed. If the law enforcement official cannot present such evidence in traffic court, the ticket must be dismissed.

  • 2018-09-05
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What Counts as a Traffic Violation in Franklin County, Ohio?

Consult this long list of traffic violations that can put penalty points on your Ohio license to check if you recently committed a ticketable offense without even knowing it. The majority of traffic laws do exist for very good reasons, and recognizing that, say, not covering or strapping in a load in the back of your pickup truck can save you considerable trouble with police and, potentially, insurance claims from damage tracked back to items you dropped.

  • 2018-08-18
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Is There a Difference Between OVI, DUI, and DWI?

You spell DUI, DWI, and OVI differently.

Other than the terminology, though, each alleged offense comes down to driving after drinking too much alcohol or using drugs. States assign different names to this, but the legal consequences for getting convicted are pretty severe regardless of the location.

  • 2018-08-31
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Do DUI Car Crash Defenses Exist in Ohio?

While a charge for driving under the influence greatly complicates matters for a person who is accused of causing a car crash, effective defense strategies definitely exist. An experienced Columbus DUI defense lawyer will focus on both questioning the evidence being used to convince a judge that his client was impaired by alcohol or drugs and on the reasons investigators cite for blaming the crash on his client.

  • 2018-08-07
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