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Blog Posts Tagged 'Traffic Offenses'

Traffic Violation Defense

Traffic Violation Defense Many Ohio drivers believe that traffic or driving violations are ultimately not worth worrying about. While some moving violations can be resolved by paying a fine or taking a driving safety course, many others are more serious and can lead to severe repercussions. Depending on how many violations you are charged with, and the severity of each, you may be facing license suspension, jail time, and vehicle… Read more

Misunderstanding of Law Still Could Produce Reasonable Suspicion

If a police officer stops a driver based on a mistaken understanding of the law, the driver's Fourth Amendment rights have not been violated, according to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling last month. The court ruled 8-1 in Heien v. North Carolina, a case in which an officer stopped a driver who was traveling with only one working brake light. The officer cited a brake light malfunction as the reason for… 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

Proposed Bill Seeking Cell Phone Restrictions for Drivers

Ohio drivers could have new restrictions when getting behind the wheel if a bill seeking to ban cell phone use in some areas and make texting while driving a primary traffic offense gains support in the legislature. House Bill 637, sponsored by State Representative Rex Damschroder, would prohibit the use of any electronic wireless communication device in a school zone during hours when children are… Read more

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