Legal Blog & Information
What is a motion to suppress?
July 22, 2013 | OVI / DUI Law
A motion to suppress evidence in a Columbus, Ohio OVI case can be the crux of any case. The motion will challenge many issues relating to the State’s case. Among the issues that may be challenged include: whether the officer had the right to stop you; whether the officer had an articulable reasonable suspicion of… read more
First in Lifetime DUI/OVI Penalties in a Columbus, Ohio OVI Case
July 15, 2013 | OVI / DUI Penalties
If you are convicted in Columbus of an OVI offense, the penalties are severe. Below is a list of penalties for a <!––>first time offender<!––>. Keep in mind, just because you are a first time offender, it is NOT a right of passage to the minimum sentence. The judge will take into consideration the totality… read more
Breath Test Defenses!
July 4, 2013 | Defenses, OVI / DUI Law
If you are arrested for a Columbus, OH DUI / OVI and submit to a breath test – the prosecutor now may have some strong evidence against you. In Ohio, it is illegal to operate a motor vehicle with a breath test that is .08 or greater at the time of operation. The law provides… read more
Motion To Suppress.
June 18, 2013 | Court Procedure, Defenses, OVI / DUI Law
A motion to suppress evidence will first have to be filed by your Columbus DUI or OVI Lawyer. If your case does not reach a satisfactory plea deal, the motion to suppress is the best way to determine what evidence will come in at trial. In addition, it is an opportunity to ask the cop… read more
Administrative License Suspension.
June 13, 2013 | Administrative License Suspension, Court Procedure
When you are pulled over in Columbus, Ohio for an OVI, you will most likely lose your license. The Officer will most likely give you an administrative license suspension or ALS. This will be a 90 day suspension of your Ohio driver’s license, for a first offense, if you test over the limit. If you… read more
The Discovery Process!
June 9, 2013 | Court Procedure
You have a right to see the evidence in your case. This is called the discovery process in a criminal case. A request for discovery will ask for records and information specific to your DUI case whether it is a breath test, blood test, urine test, or refusal. It will also include the following basic… read more
Can My Probation Be Terminated Early For A Columbus, Ohio OVI?
May 23, 2013 | Court Procedure, OVI / DUI Penalties
The Court maintains jurisdiction over you with a period of probation. This means they can impose any jail time or fines that were initially suspended for a violation of the terms and conditions of your sentence or probation. Probation is the way the Court makes sure you comply with the sentence. If you have done… read more
Driving Privileges, Part IV.
May 16, 2013 | Driving Privileges, OVI / DUI Law
The law in Ohio provides for limited driving privileges when you are under a suspension for a DUI. You are eligible for privileges after any hard suspension time. Once eligible, you can get privileges for the following reasons: Occupational, Educational, Medical, and Vocational. Part 4 of this blog series is devoted to clients who ask… read more
Driving Privileges, Part III
May 6, 2013 | Driving Privileges
The law in Ohio provides for limited driving privileges when you are under a suspension for a Columbus DUI. You are eligible for privileges after any hard suspension time. Once eligible, you can get privileges for the following reasons: Occupational, Educational, Medical, and Vocational. Part 3 of this blog series is devoted to clients who… read more
Columbus, Ohio Driving Privileges. Part II.
April 29, 2013 | Administrative License Suspension, Court Procedure, Driving Privileges
The law in a Columbus, Ohio DUI / OVI case provides for limited driving privileges 15 -30 days post arrest on a first time OVI charge. Once eligible, you can get privileges for the following reasons: Occupational, Educational, Medical, and Vocational. Part 2 of this blog series is devoted to clients who ask about whether… read more