What A DUI/OVI Attorney Can Do For You

Hiring an attorney to represent you against drunk driving charges in Ohio is no small financial undertaking. To make the decision on whether to face these charges alone or to incur the financial burden of paying for representation, you need information about what you get for your money. Whenever I take on a drunk driving… Read More »

If I am not Doing Anything Wrong, Can the Police Stop Me Just Because I am Acting Strangely?

“The Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution and Section 14, Article I of the Ohio Constitution prohibit unreasonable searches and seizures, including unreasonable automobile stops.” Bowling Green v. Godwin, 110 Ohio St.3d 58, 850 N.E.2d 698, 2006 Ohio 3563. In order to make an investigative traffic stop, an officer must have a reasonable suspicion,… Read More »

If a Tipster is Himself Intoxicated, Will He Be Reliable Enough for that to be Reasonable Suspicion to Pull Me Over?

Before initiating a stop, a “police officer must be able to point to specific and articulable facts which, taken together with rational inferences from those facts, reasonably warrant [the] intrusion.” Terry v. Ohio, 392 U.S. 1, 21, 88 S.Ct. 1868, 20 L.Ed.2d 889 (1968). Determination of whether reasonable suspicion exists in any given case requires… Read More »