Why OVI Checkpoints Are Legal in Ohio

OVI (operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs) checkpoints are legal in Ohio and are typically enforced by the local police departments or sheriff’s offices – mainly on weekends and nights. These checkpoints aim to identify impaired drivers for public safety purposes. A central point of contention arises with regard to how… read more

Sobriety Checkpoints in Ohio

Sobriety checkpoints are a widely debated topic for a variety of reasons. Some people hold the belief, even though the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on the issue, that they violate the Constitution. For others, the actual effectiveness of sobriety checkpoints is questioned. But, regardless of your opinion of them, they are utilized in Ohio, and… read more

Clark County Sheriff Refuses to Conduct “No Refusal” Checkpoints

After receiving strong negative feedback, the Clark County Sheriff’s Office has announced that it will not participate in another “no refusal” OVI checkpoint. A “no refusal” checkpoint is a checkpoint at which prosecutors, magistrates, and nurses are available to obtain a warrant and conduct a blood draw on motorists suspected of driving under the influence… read more

When The Going Gets Tough

You want a tough lawyer that can get going on your case. Our criminal defense lawyers enjoy fighting tough cases that we can investigate.  Almost every case has something wrong with it.  It is usually just a matter of looking close enough at the facts.  When we are fighting a case that will not work… read more