Archive | Ohio Traffic Defense

Hand Signal Indicating Turn on Motorcycle Must be Given By Driver – Not Passenger

April 13, 2016  |   Posted by :   |   Columbus, Ohio DUI Law, Ohio Traffic Defense   |   Comments Off on Hand Signal Indicating Turn on Motorcycle Must be Given By Driver – Not Passenger

Motorcycle Passenger Signals Turn with Hand Signal; Officers Don’t See the Hand Signal An Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper saw a motorcycle turn left into a parking lot without using a turn signal. The troopers initiated a traffic stop. The officer stopped the motorcycle and found out that the driver had removed the turn signals […]

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Columbus Hazardous Materials Law Violated Where Driver Makes Non-Hazmat Delivery / Pickup within I-270

April 06, 2016  |   Posted by :   |   Ohio Traffic Defense   |   Comments Off on Columbus Hazardous Materials Law Violated Where Driver Makes Non-Hazmat Delivery / Pickup within I-270

A Franklin County Municipal Court judge (Environmental Division) ruled this past week on a statutory question regarding Columbus’ improper transporting of hazardous materials statute.  (State v. Mitchell, 2015 ERB 074646) Driver With Non-Hazardous Materials Destination in Columbus Drives Inside I-270 With a Hazardous Materials Load In this case, an LTL driver was carrying multiple loads […]

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Can an Ohio Traffic Ticket Be Dismissed If It States the Wrong Code Section?

January 03, 2016  |   Posted by :   |   Ohio Traffic Defense   |   Comments Off on Can an Ohio Traffic Ticket Be Dismissed If It States the Wrong Code Section?

ANSWER:  It depends. Ohio Crim.R. 7(D), provides in relevant part: “The court may at any time before, during, or after a trial amend the indictment, information, complaint, or bill of particulars, in respect to any defect, imperfection, or omission in form or substance, or of any variance with the evidence, provided no change is made […]

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Overweight Truck Citation Dismissed for Lack of Testimony Establishing Truck’s Weight

July 25, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   Ohio Traffic Defense   |   Comments Off on Overweight Truck Citation Dismissed for Lack of Testimony Establishing Truck’s Weight

One recent Ohio commercial trucking case demonstrates the importance of details in defending against a criminal or traffic charge. Here, the trucker was charged with a local ordinance prohibiting an overweight vehicle on a local road.  However, at trial, the only testimony regarding the weight of the truck came from the officer’s estimate of how […]

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Sudden Emergency Defense to Failure to Control Charge

February 03, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   Ohio Traffic Defense   |   Comments Off on Sudden Emergency Defense to Failure to Control Charge

A recent case out of Delaware County highlights a potential defense to a failure to control charge in Ohio. With the very icy and snowy weather we have been having lately, we are seeing many cases of clients facing failure to control charges after sliding on ice. Generally, if you slide off the road and […]

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The Problem with “Pacing” Suspected Speeders

January 08, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   Ohio Traffic Defense   |   Comments Off on The Problem with “Pacing” Suspected Speeders

An Ohio appeals court issued an interesting decision the other day on the issue of pacing.  The case is State v. Jarosz, 2013-Ohio-5839.   “Pacing” is a method often used by officers to determine whether a driver is speeding.  But, in order to properly pace a vehicle, the officer must take certain steps.  In this case, […]

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