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College OVI Rules – Top Ten Rules for Partying in Ohio

Don't get a college OVI. It will follow you for the rest of your life. DaytonDUI offers college students these rules for partying (legally) in Ohio. Rule #1: No College OVI -Don't Drink and Drive Ohio has some of the most stringent college OVI laws in the county.  A first-time offender faces 180 days in jail and a one thousand seventy-five dollar fine, loss of their driver's license for up to three years and enhanced penalties upon subsequent convictions.  A DUI (called an OVI in Ohio) is not subject to expungement, meaning it will be on your record forever, and subjects an...

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Marijuana Extracts -What Are They?

Marijuana Extracts Marijuana extracts are a newly popular method of use is smoking or eating different forms of THC-rich resins called. Smoking THC-rich resins extracted from the marijuana plant is on the rise. Users call this practice dabbing. People are using various forms of these extracts, such as: hash oil or honey oil—a gooey liquid wax or budder—a soft solid with a texture like lip balm shatter—a hard, amber-colored solid These extracts can deliver extremely large amounts of THC to users, and their use has sent some people to the emergency room. Another danger is in preparing these extracts, which usually involves butane...

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The Finger Dexterity Test

The Finger Dexterity Test, "Damn, Your Drunk Tests Are Hard." In the movie, The Man With Two Brains, Steve Martin's character is subject to ridiculous roadside sobriety tests. Some of the tests to which Ohio drivers are subjected are also suspect.  One such test is the Finger Dexterity test. The Finger Dexterity test is not a Standard Field Sobriety Test. It has not been recognized by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. It is arbitrary and of little value. However, this test is a favorite amongst Ohio law enforcement officers.  Try the test yourself. I have administered this test on countless individuals...

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What is the Legal Limit in Ohio?

What Is The Legal Limit In Ohio? Driving with a prohibited concentration of alcohol in your blood breath or urine is a separate offense under Ohio law. If you have ever heard anyone refer to "blowing above a .08" they are referring to the most common test administered by law enforcement today, the breath test. Revised Code section 4511.19 sets forth the elements of Ohio’s tough OVI law. In Ohio, the legal limit for persons 21 and over is any of the following: .08 or more by weight of alcohol in blood; .08 of one gram or more by weight of...

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Failure to File a Crash Report (O.R.C. 4503.06)

Failure to File a Crash Report You have just been involved in a motor vehicle accident. What should you do? Ohio law says a Failure to File A Crash Report is a violation of law. Ohio Revised Code, 4509.74 Prohibition against failure to report accident says: (A) No person shall fail to report a motor vehicle accident as required under the laws of this state. (B) Whoever violates this section is guilty of a minor misdemeanor. By law, you are required to report the accident within six (6) months. Failure to file a crash report is not something we frequently encounter. Because, an arrest for...

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DUI Process Overview: What Does Your Attorney Do Prior To Trial

DUI Process Overview - What Does Your Attorney Do? To understand your case, we offer this DUI process overview. It will help you understand what your attorney does. It also lets you participate in your case. You are in charge. An attorney will spend a great deal of time listening to your version of events. He will scrupulously track down potential witnesses and talk to every person who was with you on the night you were arrested. If possible, the attorney will get a copy of your bar bill to show exactly what you had to drink. Your attorney will also explain...

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You Have Rights! Use Them!

You Have Rights! You have rights - use them! A typical DUI/OVI stop starts with a probable cause traffic stop.  Depending on the time of day, the location or the way you are driving, the officer may begin the encounter believing that you are possibly "19" (police shorthand for a possible R.C. 4511.19 (DUI) violation). Probable cause for the stop can be anything from severe weaving or crashing all the way down to something as de minimus as a license plate light out.  The officer's true purpose in pulling you over cannot be questioned if there is even a minor violation...

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Non-Compliance Suspension?

 NON-COMPLIANCE SUSPENSION What is a non-compliance suspension? Any driver and/or owner who failing to show proof that they had automobile insurance in effect at the time of an accident/offense/random selection will lose his/her driving and registration privileges for a maximum of two years.  This suspension will stand until the following requirements are met: Carry a certificate of insurance (SR-22/bond) for three years Pay a reinstatement fee If you get a second non-compliance offense, the penalty is increased. The penalty for a second non-compliance offense in a five-year period is a one-year suspension. The suspension stands until the following requirements are met: Serve one-year...

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“Weed Day” How Did 420 Get It’s Name?

April 20th is Weed Day. I am fascinated by the origin of the term "420" and how it became associated with marijuana.  There are as many stories about its origin as there are people you ask.  Just a short search on Google leads to the following "Weed Day" origin stories. It’s the number of active chemicals in marijuana. It’s teatime in Holland. It has something to do with Hitler’s birthday. It’s those numbers in that Bob Dylan song multiplied. It was like a police code for smoking in progress or something. In 2003, when the California Legislature codified the medical...

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