New Case Makes DUI Cases Tougher to Defend

Imagine you are ordered into the front seat of a cruiser after a traffic stop. The average person would believe they are in police custody and not free to leave, right? And because you are in custody, the police cannot ask questions without advising you first of your Miranda Rights. But this week, the Ohio… (read more)

Two Friday DUI Checkpoints in Columbus as The Holiday Week Comes To An End

Friday July 7, 2017 There are two Friday DUI Checkpoints in Columbus, Ohio tonight. Following the Independence Day holiday falling on a Tuesday, the Franklin County DUI Task Force will be stopping cars in two locations in Columbus with the aim of reducing the number of drunk drivers on the road. Friday DUI Checkpoints in… (read more)

Ohio’s New DUI Law: Interlocks and Increased Penalties

Ohio’s New DUI Law is in Effect On April 6, 2017, Ohio’s new O.V.I./D.U.I. law (House Bill 388) went into effect. This bill increased the penalties for first-time offenders and widened the criteria for identifying repeat offenders. Judges are now allowed to consider previous O.V.I./D.U.I. convictions dating as far back as ten years, whereas they… (read more)

The Tiger Woods D.U.I. Case: Analysis Under Ohio DUI Law

Tiger Woods Arrested for D.U.I. During the early morning hours of Memorial Day, Tiger Woods was arrested near his Florida home for D.U.I.. Police found Woods asleep behind the wheel of his badly damaged Mercedes, with engine running, but parked along the roadside. Woods was awakened by the police and exhibited slurred speech while stating… (read more)

DUI Checkpoints Scheduled Tonight in Grove City

Friday April 7, 2017 There are 2 DUI checkpoints scheduled tonight for Grove City, Ohio. Both DUI Checkpoints are scheduled to be operated from 8 p.m. through Midnight. Checkpoint Locations: Stringtown Road at Buckeye Parkway US 62 at Parlin Drive While we encourage you to utilize a designated driver, uber, taxi service, or other means… (read more)

Some Helpful Tips During a DUI Stop

As criminal lawyers and Columbus Ohio DUI defense attorneys,  we are often asked what people should do when they are pulled over by the police and asked to take a field sobriety test. The usual advice is to remind people that they do not have to take either the breathalyzer or field sobriety test. Rather,… (read more)

Columbus DUI Checkpoints Tonight on Riverside Drive and Sawmill Road

Friday October 21, 2016 You may remember the recent post to our facebook page regarding the Columbus Police Department no longer maintaining an OVI Task force. While we noted that dismantling of this program may reduce the number of DUI checkpoints in Columbus, it is important to understand that DUI checkpoints in Columbus and its surrounding communities… (read more)

Happy Hour Westerville DUI Checkpoint Tonight by Franklin County DUI Task Force

Friday September 23, 2016 Just as happy hour ends at many bars and restaurants, the Franklin County DUI Task Force will be conducting a DUI checkpoint in Westerville., Ohio The Westerville DUI Checkpoint is scheduled to be held from 7 p.m. – 12 a.m. on Cleveland Ave. South of Hanawalt Road. 24 Hour Columbus and… (read more)

West Side Columbus DUI Checkpoint Tonight on Norton Road

Friday August 26, 2016 – Story updated to add 2 additional DUI Checkpoints in Columbus, Ohio According to the Franklin County DUI Task Force a Sobriety Checkpoint will be held tonight on the West Side of Columbus. Two more checkpoints have been added on Cleveland Ave. and near University District. 9 p.m. – 1 a.m…. (read more)

Franklin County DUI Checkpoints, Saturation Patrols Scheduled by Multiple Law Enforcement Agencies

Friday, August 19, 2016 Several Franklin County DUI Checkpoints are planned tonight for southeast Columbus and Franklin County. Multiple law enforcement agencies will be participating in these DUI Checkpoints including Columbus, Police and the Ohio State Highway Patrol. 2 Checkpoints planned by the Franklin County DUI Task Force: 9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. DUI Checkpoint… (read more)