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DUI / OVI and Prescription Medication

Just as with alcohol and other drugs, driving under the influence of prescription medication is illegal if you are impaired. A recent sobriety checkpoint in Columbus showed that 11% of drivers were under the influence of prescription medication as compared to only 3% of drivers who were under the influence of alcohol.

  • 2013-08-08
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Prior Record Hindering Employment Opportunities

Have you ever applied for a job only to find out your application has been denied due to your criminal history? A prior record for what you thought was a minor offense can come back to haunt you. Something as simple as an open container or disorderly conduct may be preventing you from obtaining your dream job.

  • 2013-07-22
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Did the officer have the right to pull me over for DUI in Ohio?

In order for an officer to pull you over, they must have reasonable suspicion. Determining reasonable suspicion involves figuring out what the officer knew at the time they decided to pull you over. Witnessing a traffic violation like drifting over the lane markings is enough to have reasonable suspicion.

  • 2013-08-05
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Columbus “Operation Cool Down”

If you have tuned in to the local news this week, you may have heard mention of "Operation Cool Down." Due to the unbearably hot temperatures, Mayor Coleman asked Columbus city personnel to open designated fire hydrants throughout the city the afternoon of July 18th.

  • 2013-07-18
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Should I Take the Portable Breath Test in Ohio?

Should I take the Portable Breath Test in Ohio?

If you are pulled over for driving under the influence DUI/OVI, you may be asked to submit to a breath test while on the scene. These portable breath tests (PBT) are not scientifically reliable and cannot be used for or against you in trial. The fact that you refuse the PBT also cannot be used against you in trial.

  • 2013-08-01
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Speed Enforced by Aircraft Ohio

How many times have you been driving and one of your passengers warns you about a police officer checking the speed of traffic? Good luck seeing this one coming back seat driver. Many jurisdictions are now checking speed by aircraft.

  • 2013-07-17
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