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Ohio Operation TRIAD Aims to Reduce Rate of Traffic Violations

The Ohio State Highway Patrol has an aggressive driving prevention program known as Operation TRIAD (Targeting Reckless, Intimidating, and Aggressive Drivers). Law enforcement runs its TRIAD events in specifically targeted areas. These events are not held on a regular basis, but instead take place at various times throughout the year whenever it is determined that…
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Ohio Begins Arson Registry Database

An important piece of criminal defense legislation was passed late last year and implementation has begun as of July 1, 2013. According to the new law, passed by the Ohio General Assembly, those convicted of arson-related crimes will be required to register in a database, similar to the sex-offender database currently used across the nation….
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Neighborhood Crime Surveillance Cameras Seeing New Use in Dublin, Ohio

There is a lot of controversy surrounding the use of crime prevention cameras by law enforcement officials. These cameras are installed at key points across a neighborhood where it will supposedly do the most good to discourage crime and assist in tracking down criminals. Opponents of the crime cameras are concerned over the government’s growing…
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Franklin County Casino May Lead to More Tourist Arrests

Casinos often get a bad rap about crime. People think of “The Godfather” and other mob movies, and think casinos are all run by organized crime families, even though most of them are run by huge corporations. Even worse, some people think that casinos are magnets for crime — that they draw people who will…
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Ohio State Highway Patrol Double DUI Checkpoints During Labor Day Weekend; Columbus DUI Defense Attorney Brian Joslyn Discusses Increased Patrol

According to the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT), Labor Day weekend results in the most fatalities each year than any other holiday. Approximately 187 people were killed on Ohio roads between 2000 and 2010, during Labor Day weekends. Over that same decade, that’s 23 more than both the 164 people killed in crashes during the…
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Columbus Attorney Discusses Ohio Supreme Court Order to Require Legal Consult for Juveniles

In what can be a complex system for anyone, the Ohio legal system can both overwhelm and intimidate those who do not have a strong grasp of the subject. This is particularly the case for minors accused of juvenile offenses. The vast majority will be unaware of their rights and the legal protection that is…
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Know Your Rights During a 4th of July DUI Stop in Columbus, OH

While the 4th of July does fall on a Wednesday this year, this will not stop thousands of people throughout Hamilton County, OH, from enjoying public and private celebrations. Last year, Ohio State Highway Patrol reportedly arrested 598 drivers for OVI (Operating a Vehicle under the Influence) on the Fourth of July. This number is…
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Ohio Lawmakers Reducing Restrictions on Concealed Handgun Laws; Columbus Gun Crimes Lawyer Brian Joslyn Discusses Changes

Proposed changes to Ohio’s concealed handgun legislation may soon be made into law, easing some restrictions to renew a concealed handgun license, clarifying the definition of a loaded gun and acknowledging permit holder’s rights across states lines.  The amendment to Ohio’s concealed weapons laws passed the Ohio House of Representatives this week with a 59-28…
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New OhioTexting While Driving Ban Targets Teens

Changes to Ohio traffic laws get underway this month after Ohio Governor John R. Kasich recently signed House Bill 99 into law.  June 1 marks the beginning of the new law being put into place; however, drivers can expect a 6-month warning period after the effective date.  During this time, law enforcement officers will issue…
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Brian Joslyn Reviews Ohio Prescription Drug Laws

  Introduced earlier this month, The Stop Trafficking of Pills Act, or STOP Act, sets its sights on decreasing prescription drug trafficking and “doctor shopping” in Ohio by limiting Medicaid recipients to a single doctor for the extended duration of his/her treatment when receiving medication of high-risk prescription drugs, such as Oxycontin and Percocet 30.  …
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