Hit & Run

Consequences for Hit and Run in Ohio

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Hit-and-run accidents are treated as a criminal offense in Ohio. That’s right. Even though normally accidents are like traffic tickets—two points violations similar to the consequences of a speeding ticket—when you leave the scene, the consequences are more severe....

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Blood Alcohol Tests

How Reliable Are Blood Alcohol Tests?

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Even though the science underlying Ohio blood alcohol tests performed to support a charge of driving under the influence is sound, the process can be flawed. Ohio Blood Alcohol Test Defenses You can challenge blood alcohol test results submitted...

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Drug Possession

Drugs Were Found in My Car. What Are My Options?

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The police found drugs in my car. What do I do now? If police found drugs in your car, the first thing you should do is call a Columbus, OH drug possession attorney. Finding the right attorney for a...

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Should I Fight My Speeding Ticket?

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Contesting a speeding ticket can definitely be worth your time and expense, even if you committed the traffic violation. That’s right, even if you committed the violation. Here’s why: Oftentimes, the consequences to just paying your ticket online are...

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Understand Drug Trafficking Penalties in Ohio

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Basic drug trafficking penalties A person convicted of drug trafficking under Ohio state law receives stiff penalties: jail or prison time, criminal fines, and an automatic driver’s license suspension, to name a few. Personal property, such as cash or...

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DUI-Checkpoint

What to Do at a DUI Checkpoint?

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Don’t panic, argue, or volunteer information. It’s hard to do, I know. But here’s why how you behave, and what you say, is so important: If you’re nice to the police, but you also don’t volunteer any information, you’re...

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OVI-Charges

Will I Lose My License if I’m Charged with OVI?

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Losing your license sucks. And getting charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs (OVI) puts you at serious risk for losing it. An officer who issues the charge and makes the arrest can immediately...

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Traffic-Ticket

How to Avoid a Traffic Ticket

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Maybe you want to avoid getting a traffic ticket. Or you, like so many Americans, just want to go about your merry way, without police intrusion into your daily life. Either way, the best way to accomplish this, is...

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Reckless-Operation

What is Reckless Operation?

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“Reckless operation” is the term Ohio uses for the traffic violation most states call reckless driving. And interestingly, the law covers more than driving a car or truck. Thus, what you may not know is that reckless operation of...

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DUI 101: Blood, Urine, and Breath Tests

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If you get taken into custody for suspicion of operating a motor vehicle while impaired (OVI) in Ohio, you can expect to be asked to provide blood, urine, and breath samples for testing. Here are nine things you need...

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