I Took A Breath Test And Blew Under .08, Why Was I Still Charged With A DUI?

March 26, 2014

In Ohio, there are numerous different charges relating to driving while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. One such charge is for taking a breath test and having a result of .08 or over. This is what is referred to as a per se limit. Lawmakers in Ohio have decided that having a blood […]

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I Was Charged With Unlawful Sexual Conduct With A Minor, Is It A Defense That I Thought The Person Was Old Enough To Consent?

March 26, 2014

The answer is that it depends on the facts of your case. In Ohio, no one who is 18 years of age or older can engage in sexual conduct with someone who is less than 16 years old. While you may argue that you believed the person to be 16 or older, it may not […]

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I Just Got My Second DUI, What Is Going To Happen To Me?

March 26, 2014

If you are convicted of a second DUI in 6 years, you face enhanced penalties. Getting a second DUI in 6 years means that you face 10 or 20 days in jail, with the possibility of getting a sentence of up to 6 months in jail. Additionally, you will be required to have an alcohol/drug […]

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If Convicted Of A First OVI, Is Jail Automatic?

March 20, 2014

Many people are surprised to discover that there is a mandatory jail sentence attached to a first conviction for OVI. It can be very frightening to find out you may be headed to jail for making a decision that is generally out of character. So if I am convicted of my first OVI is jail […]

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Is It Possible To Defend Against DNA Evidence?

March 20, 2014

Many people believe DNA is infallible. This, however, is inaccurate. Although there have been great advances in the science and technology behind DNA testing, many issues and concerns still exist. So is it possible to defend against DNA evidence? Absolutely! The first, and often most overlooked, issue is the human element of DNA testing. Humans […]

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Why Is My Case Set For A Motion To Suppress Hearing?

March 20, 2014

The terms used in a DUI case can sometimes become confusing. A Motion to Suppress is sometimes filed in a DUI case to challenge evidence the prosecution intends to use. The challenge may be to any number of issues, including how the evidence was collected, the reason for a traffic stop, or the breath test, […]

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I Was Charged With Unlawful Sexual Conduct With A Minor, Is It A Defense That I Thought The Person Was Old Enough To Consent?

March 20, 2014

The answer is that it depends on the facts of your case. In Ohio, no one who is 18 years of age or older can engage in sexual conduct with someone who is less than 16 years old. While you may argue that you believed the person to be 16 or older, it may not […]

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I Just Got My Second DUI, What Is Going To Happen To Me?

March 20, 2014

If you are convicted of a second DUI in 6 years, you face enhanced penalties. Getting a second DUI in 6 years means that you face 10 or 20 days in jail, with the possibility of getting a sentence of up to 6 months in jail. Additionally, you will be required to have an alcohol/drug […]

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What If I Am A “John Doe” In A “Cold Case” Rape Indictment?

March 20, 2014

In Ohio, there has been a recent push to review old rape cases, often called “cold cases”. Old DNA evidence is being submitted to the state lab, which is turning out results in high volume. If the lab is able to make a match, the prosecution is filing charges. However, in situations where there is […]

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Can The Police Stop Me For Avoiding A DUI Checkpoint?

March 20, 2014

Some people, upon being confronted with a DUI Checkpoint, will turn around prior to entering the checkpoint. How you avoid the checkpoint will determine whether an officer can lawfully detain you for doing so. So, can the police stop you for avoiding a DUI Checkpoint? Possibly! If you turn prior to entering the checkpoint and […]

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