OH DUI OVI SPECIAL REPORT:

Mistakes the police make...and how they can help your Ohio DUI Defense:

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  1. Stopping a vehicle on the basis of an anonymous call. An officer can not rely on a phone call to stop you, if he does not have a name and address for the caller.


  2. Following a driver into his residence without an invitation or without enough information to justify the entry. Your home is protected under the fourth amendment.


  3. Basing an arrest on the statements of the driver alone. The officer must have independent evidence to corroborate these statements. This often arises when he has not seen you in physical control of your car.


  4. Detaining a driver longer than is reasonable to investigate. The constitution does not allow officers to hold you without limit.


  5. Stopping a vehicle without an articulable suspicion. An officer can not stop you just because he thinks you are suspicious.


  6. Stopping a vehicle because it stops in the middle of the street or it is driving too slowly. Unless there is a specific traffic ordinance you are violating, such as impeding traffic, it is not lawful for an officer to stop you.


  7. Weaving within a lane. The statute only requires you to drive as nearly as is practical within a single lane. Some cases hold that one weave into the shoulder is not enough reason for a stop.


  8. Stopping a vehicle based on a misperceived violation of a law. The officer must be right about his interpretation of the law.


  9. Stopping a vehicle for an improper sign. Street signs and lane markings must comply with the Manual for Uniform Traffic Control Devices.


  10. Failing to follow the rules of the Department of Health and Intoxilyzer operation manual. These failures may invalidate any alcohol testing.


  11. Stopping at an improper roadblock. There are guidelines that must be followed to validate the stop.


  12. Stopping a vehicle just to check the driver's license and registration. There must be an actual traffic violation or an articulable suspicion of a crime.


  13. Stopping a vehicle without being able to identify it as the one actually committing a traffic infraction. Officers must be able to convince the Court that they stopped the right car.


  14. Stopping a vehicle for no reason at all. It's done. Officers usually do not show up in Court on these.


  15. Blocking a vehicle's exit without justification. Officers may not restrict a driver’s freedom to leave without a reason.

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Ohio DUI Defense
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Attorney at Law
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Columbus, Ohio 43220
Phone: 614-487-8667


Ten Mistakes
How to avoid the 10 biggest mistakes most people make after being arrested for DUI.

Case Tips
53 Things YOU Need to Know about Your DUI Case that NO ONE is Telling YOU

Police Mistakes
Mistakes the police make... and how they can help you.

Challenges
There are many possible challenges that can be made to the charges you are facing.

What Can I Do to Save My License?
Fight to save your license! If you drive after losing your license, you face substantial penalties.

What Happens After A DUI Arrest?
There are usually both Motor Vehicle and Court Proceedings.

Lawyer Mistakes
The Top 10 Mistakes Lawyers Make in Drunk Driving Cases...And How To Avoid Them

Know Your Rights

OHIO DUI Penalties

Ohio DUI/OVI FAQ

Ohio OVI Resources

Attorney Information

Attorney Fees

Ohio DUI News

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