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A Call for Additional DUI Penalties

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A Man Reaching For a Cup of WhiskeyDriving under the influence happens everywhere: people get behind the wheel after a few drinks thinking they will make it home safely, without injuring themselves or others. The unfortunate reality is that this often isn’t the case. Even if a drunk driver doesn’t injure anyone, it is always possible they will be pulled over and charged with a DUI.

The penalties for a DUI are already tough, but even harsher punishments may be in the works.  Repeat offenders of drunk driving will especially feel the heat: there is a call for workable laws that will keep them off the road for a very long time. [Read more…]

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Preventing DUIs with Smartphone Apps

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A Woman Driving Someone in the United States dies in a car accident that involved a drunk driver every day.  Even more people in the U.S. are charged with driving under the influence every day.

As DUI/OVI defense attorneys in Ohio, we have seen first-hand the devastating effects a DUI can have on a person’s life.  The best way to avoid DUI charges and the injuries that a drunk driving accident can cause is to never get behind the wheel of a car if you have been drinking.

But, we all know that no one is perfect and that there will never be enough designated drivers to go around.  Or maybe there are?  Some smartphone apps offer the ability to find a designated driver in your area. [Read more…]

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Top Defenses to a DUI in Ohio

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Top Defenses to a DUI in Ohio | Delaware, OH | Calhoun, Kademenos, & ChildressMany people who are charged with a DUI feel as though it is impossible to combat and don’t think that their charges can be reduced, or lifted.  But, this is a misconception: there are several valid defenses to a DUI in Ohio.

Speaking with an experienced DUI attorney about your particular case is the best way to determine a defense that would be helpful to you — but it is also helpful to be aware of some possible DUI defenses ahead of time.  [Read more…]

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Ohio Judge Misuses Standard in DUI Case

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Ohio Judge Misuses Standard in DUI Case | Delaware, OH | Calhoun, Kademenos, & ChildressLaw enforcement isn’t the only party capable of making a mistake in a DUI charge.

In some instances, the court errs while the defendant makes their case against a DUI charge.

An Elyria Municipal Court Judge was found to have improperly dismissed a woman’s request to argue that field sobriety tests given during her DUI arrest weren’t administered properly.  [Read more…]

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Motorists Rights Violated in DUI Arrest

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Officer Violates Rights-Ohio Criminal Defense AttorneysA New Jersey motorist was charged with driving while intoxicated and refusing to take a blood alcohol level test, but this citizen’s rights as a disabled person were violated by officers issuing the DUI.

According to a news article, the deaf driver claims her rights as a disabled individual were violated because the police did not call an American Sign Language interpreter.  The judge assigned to this case has claimed that the issue is very important and will give her ruling a lot of thought. [Read more…]

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Proposal for Stricter Punishment for Ohio DUI Convictions

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Ohio DUI Strict Punishment-Ohio Local Lawyers-Calhoun, Kademenos, & ChildressFirst-time DUI offenders in Ohio could face much harsher punishment, if a bill recently introduced to Ohio state legislature gains enough support.

According to a news article, advocates want Breathalyzer-type vehicle locks for all convicted first time DUI offenders. House Bill 469 received substantial support on the local level before the introduction of this proposal.

The bill, also known as Annie’s Bill, is in honor of a woman who was killed by a drunk driver in Chillicothe, Ohio.

If the bill passes, people convicted of drunk driving would have a device to test blood alcohol concentration placed in their car.  The car won’t start until the driver blows into the device – if no alcohol is detected, the person may drive but if alcohol is detected the car is on lockdown. [Read more…]

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Cleveland Browns Executive Arrested for DUI

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Jon Sandusky DUI - Sandusky, OH attorney - Calhoun, Kademenos & ChildressIn Northern Ohio, the Browns dominate much of the sports news. Unfortunately, it’s not always positive.

A recent report from ESPN highlights yet another misfortune for the Cleveland sports fan. Browns executive Jon Sandusky was cooperative but refused to take a blood test when he was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving in North Dakota on Oct. 9.

Sandusky, aged thirty-six, was pulled over not on suspicion of drunk driving but for making an illegal turn near Fargo, North Dakota at 1:50 a.m. The director of player personnel for the Browns allegedly crossed three lanes of traffic to make the turn.

Fargo police determined that he was driving under the influence after failing a field sobriety test. [Read more…]

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Ohio Man, Focus of Viral YouTube Video, enters guilty plea

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Matthew Cordle videoSocial media has changed nearly every aspect of our lives. If you are ever involved in the criminal justice system, your online presence may also have an effect on your case.

A recent article from NBC News demonstrates how posting to social media profiles can affect the outcome of a person’s case.

An Ohio man who confessed in a YouTube video to killing a man in a drunk driving accident shocked the court by initially pleading not guilty. On Sept. 18, he entered a guilty plea. [Read more…]

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Most dangerous intersections in Columbus, Ohio

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Ohio criminal defense attorneyEvery time we enter a car, there are inherent risks. In Ohio, as in all states, there are certain intersection and roads that are more dangerous than others.

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) recently released data that highlighted the top 40 high-crash intersections in the Columbus metropolitan area.

If you’re headed to the state capital anytime soon, be sure to watch out for these dangerous intersections: [Read more…]

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Harsh new DUI law proposed in New Mexico

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DUI - Calhoun, Kademenos & ChildressIn an effort to curb the high rates of alcohol-related deaths in the state, the New Mexico legislature has recently proposed what could be one of the most restrictive DUI laws in the country, according to an article in The New York Times.

The bill would make it illegal for many people who has been convicted of drunk driving to purchase alcohol anywhere. This would include stores, bars, and restaurants. [Read more…]

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