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No Miranda Rights for DUI Cases?

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No Miranda Rights for DUI Cases?

The United States Supreme Court.

There was a time when the Miranda Rights were not extended to drunk driving cases.

In State v. Pyle, 19 Ohio St. 2d 64, 48 Ohio Op. 2d 82, 249 N.E.2d 826 (1969) the Ohio Supreme Court reasoned that the rights guaranteed under the Supreme Court decision in Miranda v. Arizona did not apply to misdemeanor cases (like DUI).  The ostensible reason for this distinction was that the level of interrogation in a misdemeanor case is less intrusive and coercive than the rigorous interrogation in a felony case.  The United States Supreme Court disagreed.

The holding in Berkemer v. McCarty, 468 U.S. 420, 104 S.Ct. 3138, 82 L.Ed. 2d 317 (1984) expressly denounced the line of reasoning upholding State v. Pyle and extended Miranda protections to misdemeanor cases.  This was made a part of Ohio law in State v. Buchholz, 11 Ohio St. 3d 24, 462 N.E.2d 1222 (1984). Thus, Miranda protections were clearly extended to all misdemeanors in Ohio, including OVI cases.  If you need an attorney who will protect ALL of your rights including the protections provided by Miranda, please contact Charles M. Rowland II.

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Charles Rowland


Charles M. Rowland II has been representing the accused drunk driver for over 20 years. Contact him at (937) 318-1384 if you find yourself facing a DUI (now called OVI) charge.

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