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As local law enforcement officers in Columbus and throughout Ohio have cracked down on driving under the influence in recent years, more and more people are finding themselves in the court system facing DUI/OVI charges. For many, the time after being charged is full of embarrassment, stress, and fear. Choosing the right DUI attorney to represent you is the key to your peace of mind.

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As an experienced defense attorney in Columbus, Ohio, Attorney W. Joseph Edwards has represented hundreds of clients facing OVI/DUI charges in Franklin and surrounding counties. Not only does he have an intimate understanding of the law involved in OMVI charges, he also understands the very real personal consequences charges of this nature can have for people and works with each and every client to ensure that the outcome reached is the best possible result that resolves both the legal and personal concerns.

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Unlike many area firms who leave OVI/DUI work to younger and less experienced associates, when you hire Attorney Edwards to represent you, you can be assured that he and he alone is doing the vast majority of work on your case.

 

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Attorney Edwards blog, news, and comments on Ohio DUI laws and rules.

Friday the Thirteenth DUI Checkpoint in Gahanna

May 13, 2016 12:42 PM

Friday May 13, 2016 The Franklin County DUI Task Force has a DUI/OVI/Sobriety Checkpoint scheduled in the Gahanna area of Franklin County for this Friday the Thirteenth. The DUI Checkpoint is scheduled to be held on Hamilton Rd. south of Havens Corners Rd. The DUI Checkpoint between Gahanna and Blacklick is scheduled to be operated… (read more)

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Distracted Driving: The New Battle to Keep Drivers Safe

May 5, 2016 10:35 AM

We have all seen the familiar “It Can Wait” commercials interspersed with the more traditional drinking and driving campaigns lately. The ads are in response to a sharp rise in road fatalities in recent years. Road fatalities had been steadily falling for years and the new trend upwards is alarming, up 8 percent in 2015… (read more)

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Two East Columbus, OH DUI Checkpoints Scheduled to be Held on Livingston Ave Tonight

April 8, 2016 12:38 PM

Friday, April 8th, 2016 Two DUI Checkpoints have been scheduled to be held on the East Side of Columbus tonight by the Franklin County DUI Task Force. Both DUI Checkpoints are scheduled to be held at different locations on Livingston Avenue from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Columbus, DUI Checkpoint Locations: Livingstion Avenue, east of… (read more)

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Columbus/Obetz Ohio DUI Checkpoint Scheduled Friday

March 19, 2016 3:32 PM

Friday, March 19, 2016 The Franklin County DUI Task Force has announced a Sobriety Checkpoint in Columbus, Ohio to be held Friday night from 8pm to 2am. The DUI checkpoint is scheduled to be held south of Williams Rd. on Alum Creek Drive in Obetz, Ohio. Columbus, and Obetz, Ohio Criminal Defense and DUI Attorney Joe… (read more)

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St. Patrick’s Day and Weekend DUI Checkpoints in Columbus, Ohio

March 17, 2016 9:25 AM

The increased enforcement planned by the Franklin County DUI Task Force this weekend are being referred to by news sources as a dragnet or a blitz. Ultimately, St. Patrick’s day through the weekend in Columbus, OH and throughout Franklin County will be filled with heavy DUI enforcement by law agencies. You should anticipate enhanced OVI/DUI enforcement for the St…. (read more)

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Marijuana Breathalyzers: Coming to a DUI Checkpoint Near You

January 21, 2016 11:41 AM

By now, everyone knows (or should know) that driving high can lead to a DUI. And although marijuana laws have been relaxed, no state will ever allow a “stoned” driver to operate a motor vehicle. Testing to determine whether a person is “driving high” is expensive, time consuming, and limited to the analysis of blood… (read more)

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Friday The 13th DUI Checkpoints in Columbus, Ohio

November 13, 2015 5:25 PM

Friday, November 13, 2015 If you are superstitious, you may want to stay off of the roads tonight. If you do venture out, you may find out that the Columbus Police Department will be holding two DUI checkpoints. From 9-11:00 p.m. The CPD is scheduled to hold a sobriety checkpoint on S. High Street at… (read more)

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The Disproportionate Risks of Driving While Black

October 26, 2015 11:38 AM

“Violence is rare, but routine traffic stops more frequently lead to searches, arrests and the opening of a trapdoor into the criminal justice system that can have a lifelong impact, especially for those without the financial or other resources to negotiate it.” Read more from this article by following the link below: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/25/us/racial-disparity-traffic-stops-driving-black.html?ref=us&_r=0

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Westerville Rd DUI/OVI Sobriety Checkpoint Tonight

October 23, 2015 11:45 AM

Friday October 23, 2015 Before you head to that Halloween party tonight dressed as a police officer, escaped convict, or a zombie, you should be aware that the real police will be conducting DUI checkpoint in on Westerville Rd. tonight. As often tradition in the Halloween season, many people will be driving downtown Columbus for the Highball in the… (read more)

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Social Media and Crime

October 13, 2015 10:11 AM

A Florida woman was arrested and charged with driving under the influence while using Periscope to live stream her drive home from the bar. Concerned viewers called police and alerted them to her location. For more on the story and the use of social media by police, follow the link below: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-intersect/wp/2015/10/12/heres-what-happened-when-a-florida-woman-periscoped-herself-driving-drunk/

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