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Dayton DUI Attorney Charles Rowland > Posts tagged "Reasonable doubt"

Illegal Police Stops (by DaytonDUI)

Protecting You From Illegal Police Stops! The Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution protects you against unreasonable searches and seizures, which  includes being unlawfully or illegally pulled over or stopped by law enforcement.  An officer cannot simply pull you over based on a hunch or intuition.  When a police officer observes a traffic violation, he or she is justified in initiating a limited stop for the purpose of issuing a citation.  State v. Brickman(2001), 11th Dist. No. 2000-P-oo58, 2001 Ohio App. LEXIS 2575.  The legal standard applied to traffic stops is reasonable and articulable suspicion, which means that the officer has reason to...

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Challenging the Breath Test (Part I)

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="180" caption="Image via Wikipedia"][/caption]Ohio classifies DUI in two ways.  The first offense 4511.19(A)(1)(a) is the old fashion notion that you are "under the influence" of alcohol or drugs.  This definition is subject to expansion by the prosecution and is scrupulously narrowed by the defense.  Other portions of the statute deal with "per se" violations, known as breath test cases (blowing over the limit).  These two types of cases are very different and will be analyzed differently by competent DUI counsel.Ohio has judicially recognized rules and procedures to ensure the...

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