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Prescription Drugs & OVI Charges

Prescription Drugs & OVI Charges In Ohio, driving under the influence is defined as "the operation of any vehicle... when under the influence of alcohol, a drug of abuse...or any combination of the two". Meaning, you can get an OVI charge for using prescription drugs and driving. Prescription drugs are managed under the same laws and drug schedules as recreational drugs. If your doctor has you on prescription opiates such as oxycodone… Read more

What to Do if You're Pulled Over for Suspicion of OVI/DUI

What to Do if You're Pulled Over for Suspicion of OVI/DUI There's no sugarcoating it: If an officer in Ohio pulls you over because they suspect you're under the influenWhat to Do if You're Pulled Over for Suspicion of OVI/DUIce, it is likely you'll be arrested. However, you can reduce the consequences significantly by what you do and don't do. First, don't panic. This may be hard considering there's flashing lights behind you, and you probably have somewhere… Read more

Pulled Over For a DUI/OVI?

Pulled Over For a DUI/OVI? If you were recently pulled over or arrested on charges of any Operating Vehicle Under the Influence (OVI) offense in Franklin, or surrounding counties, Joslyn Law Firm can help. Our firm is nationally recognized for our criminal and DUI/OVI Charges, and Brian Joslyn is an award-winning defense attorney who is committed to helping his clients obtain the best results possible in their case. Our experienced… Read more

Driver in Fatal Christmas Eve Crash Intoxicated by Alcohol, Marijuana

Driver in Fatal Christmas Eve Crash Intoxicated by Alcohol, Marijuana On March 13, WBNS-TV reported that the Franklin County Sheriff's Office said it determined the at-fault driver in a fatal Christmas Eve crash on Interstate 270 (I-270) was intoxicated on multiple substances. The crash occurred on I-270 at U.S. Route 62 on December 24 around 3:30 p.m. when an eastbound black 2000 Ford Explorer lost control of the vehicle, crossed the median into the westbound lanes… Read more

Annie's Law Awaits Governor's Stamp of Approval

Inspired by the 2013 incident where a repeat drunk driving offender hit and killed Annie Rooney as she rode her bike, Ohio lawmakers are waiting for the final go-ahead from Governor Kasich. House Bill 388, better known as "Annie's Law," purports to prevent repeat DUI offenders from putting other drivers and pedestrians in danger by imposing more strict precautions on repeat offenders. If Governor… Read more

Understanding the Legality of Sobriety Checkpoints in Ohio

Ever since Ohio State University quarterback J.T. Barrett was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while impaired (OVI) and illegal backing near a campus-area sobriety checkpoint on Halloween, there has been increased conversation throughout the Buckeye State about what is and is not legal when it comes to these driving under the influence (DUI) roadblocks. A November 6 story in the Columbus Dispatch… Read more

Traffic Fatalities Increase Throughout Ohio So Far This Year

Law enforcement officers throughout Ohio plan to focus on decreasing the amount of distracted and impaired drivers on the roadway after new statistics show a large increase in traffic fatalities. According to The Columbus Dispatch, figures from the beginning of the year to Dec. 1 show 925 traffic fatalities in Ohio, a number that totals seven more than a year ago at that time. The state last year had… Read more

Law Enforcement Agencies Prepare for 'Blackout Wednesday' Drinking

The holidays are supposed to be times spent with family and friends. However, in recent years the night before Thanksgiving has been dubbed "Blackout Wednesday," a day in which people begin a long period of binge drinking. This day, according to officials, is the start of the worst period for alcohol-related incidents, OVI arrests and reckless driving cases nationwide. The period from Thanksgiving… Read more

Supreme Court Ruling Says Drivers Can Challenge Breathalyzer Results

The Ohio Supreme Court ruled earlier this week that defendants facing drunk driving charges can challenge the accuracy of their breathalyzer tests, potentially changing the outcome of thousands of cases throughout the state. Defendants now will be allowed to challenge the information received from their tests by obtaining data from prior results generated by the alcohol tester into which they blew,… Read more

Ohio Police Increase Holiday OVI Arrests; Columbus OVI Defense Attorney Brian Joslyn Discusses The Increase and Ohio OVI Laws

This year, in an effort to decrease car accident deaths related to impaired driving during the holiday season, Ohio state police and the Ohio Department of Public Safety (OSHP) are making an extra effort to catch individuals driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. Ohio Holiday OVI (operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol offense) arrests increased 28 percent in the first holiday… Read more

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