Posts filed under dui charges

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)

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)

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)

Social Media and Crime

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/

DUI Checkpoint in Columbus/Bexley, Ohio Tonight on East Main Street

Friday May 15, 2015 The Franklin County DUI Task Force has announced a DUI Checkpoint in Columbus, Ohio. The sobriety checkpoint is scheduled to be held just to the east of Alum Creek Drive on East Main Street in the Bexley area. Columbus, Ohio DUI Checkpoint at or near the intersection of E. Main St…. (read more)

Drunk Driving: A Nightmare to “Dreamers” and Immigration Status?

As the temperatures rise around Columbus, the number of DUI’s also rise. People often speak about the hidden costs of a DUI in reference to court costs, attorneys fees, driver’s license suspension, and lost wages, but for young immigrants applying for stays under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Act (DACA), the hidden costs can… (read more)

Driving Under the Influence of Prescription Drugs

    Kerry Kennedy, the former wife of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and daughter of Robert F. Kennedy was acquitted last year of DUI charges stemming from an early morning car crash. Kennedy was found at the scene of the accident slumped over the steering wheel of her SUV and disoriented. The Police charged… (read more)