What is Criminal Procedure?

What is Criminal Procedure? Criminal procedure is an ever-changing area of law. While the technical underpinnings are as old as the Constitution itself, The Supreme Court comes out with decisions that change criminal procedure often. Most of the time, these changes come from the evolving precedent of the fourth, fifth...

What Happens Before You’re Arrested for a DUI/OVI?

What Happens Before You're Arrested for a DUI/OVI in Ohio? Driving Under the Influence (DUI) or more recently known as Operating a Vehicle while Intoxicated (OVI) is a serious crime in Ohio. Specifically, in Ohio, it is illegal to drive with a blood alcohol concentration(BAC) of .08 or above. This...

Legal Considerations when Traveling with CBD

Traveling with CBD? Here's what you need to know. In 2020, CBD sales are estimated to exceed 1 billion dollars. With all of the focus on CBD and CBD related products, many people are wondering about the legality of traveling with them. Here are some important things to be aware...

Annie’s Law Changes Ohio OVI Law

On April 6th of 2017 Annie’s law went into effect. Ohio House Bill 388, known as Annie’s Law, was named for a Chillicothe attorney Annie Rooney, who was killed by a multiple prior OVI offender in an automobile accident on US 50. She was a criminal defense attorney who handled...

Should I Refuse a Breathalyzer Test in Ohio?

Should I Refuse a Breathalyzer Test if Pulled Over For a DUI in Ohio? One of the most frequently asked question posed to OVI/DUI attorneys is whether or not you should refuse a breathalyzer test if you are pulled over for an OVI/DUI. To answer that question, we often start...

What is the Average Cost of a DUI?

The Average Cost of a DUI Driving under the influence of alcohol can have devastating effects on innocent people and society at large. This is one of the reasons why criminal penalties for a DUI in Ohio can be so severe. As if the shame and consequences of a drunk...

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