Posts filed under Administrative License Suspension

D.U.I. Arrests and Warrantless Blood Draws

By now you have seen the July 26th body camera video from a South Lake Police officers in an emergency room at a Utah hospital. The officer wanted blood drawn from an unconscious patient who was struck by a vehicle driven by a suspect fleeing police. Blood draws are a routine part of accident investigations… (read more)

Drive High and Get a DUI

The legalization of marijuana for recreational use in Colorado has raised some interesting issues.  The first issue is whether it is legal to smoke and drive.  Many people in Colorado who are enjoying this new liberty have mistakenly believed that the D.U.I laws pertain to alcohol only.  In response to this misconception, the Colorado Department… (read more)

Marijuana & Ohio DUI Laws

In all 50 states, drivers can be guilty of DUI (driving under the influence) if they have been using marijuana. There’s increased focus on marijuana and impaired driving, especially after 2 states – Colorado and Washington – legalized marijuana’s recreational use. In Ohio, marijuana isn’t legal for recreational nor medical purposes; however, it is helpful… (read more)

Ohio DUI / OVI and Commercial Driver Licenses (CDL): What You Need to Know

In Ohio, Commercial Driver Licenses (CDLs) are required for people who drive commercial vehicles.  Commercial vehicles are defined under Ohio Revised Code §4506.01 and are required to drive school busses, eighteen-wheelers, construction vehicles, and others.  There are three classes of CDLs in Ohio and the type of vehicle that can be operated depends on the… (read more)