Life is full of 'rules of thumb'.  A stride is about a yard, as soon as you light a cigarette at a restaurant - your food will arrive, if you forget your anniversary - your wife won't.  It goes on and on - but in the legal world there are also 'rules of thumb'.  One [...]

A DUI charge can be reduced to a less serious offense by the prosecutor.  The real question is not, "can it?", but "will it?" The best chance to have a DUI reduced is to have a strong defense.  The more concerned the prosecutor is that they will lose, the more likely it will be that [...]

Man Says Police Forcibly Collected Urine Sample - This was reported here in Cincinnati by WLWT. Lawrenceburg, IN.  Sept. 3 — An Indiana man has filed a lawsuit claiming that police forcibly withdrew urine from his body during a drunken driving arrest. According to the suit, police arrested Jamie Lockard, 53, on suspicion of drunk [...]

In Ohio, if you have been arrested for a third DUI offense within a 6 year period, the police may use whatever force is necessary to collect a blood sample from you - even if you refuse. What if the nurse, paramedic, or doctor doesn't want to take blood from a suspect who tells them [...]

Often my Greater Cincinnati, Ohio DUI clients will ask me if a DUI/OVI conviction to be expunged.  Records of non-conviction are always able to be expunged.  Records of conviction are seperated into two catagories.  Those specifically excluded from elligibility for expungement and those allowed to be expunged.  A DUI/OVI is specifically not elligible for expungement [...]

I wish I had a dollar for every time I heard a person representing themselves in a DUI trial in Cincinnati say something like that in their defense on a charge of speeding, only to have all the defense attorneys in the room silently groan.  Next, the Judge explains to the defendant that this is not a [...]

Every defendant in a Cincinnati DUI case has the right to remain silent.  Typically there is little to say in court for a defendant unless you are found guilty and sentenced. At sentencing, the Judge will ask the defendant if they wish to say anything.  We always try to address this with our clients in advance because saying [...]

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