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In this case, police were conducting a “knock and talk” to discuss suspected drugs in the home.  The police did

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Police generally need either a warrant or “reasonable suspicion” that a crime or traffic violation has occurred to pull over

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Underage drinking citations often arise during or following parties at private homes.  If an officer actually enters a home and

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The U.S. Supreme Court recently considered whether the police can search someone’s cell phone data after they have been arrested.

Douglas Riddell Attorney

We received the good news yesterday that Attorneys Douglas Riddell and Bridget Purdue Riddell have been named yet again as

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One recent Ohio commercial trucking case demonstrates the importance of details in defending against a criminal or traffic charge. Here,

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In every OVI case, it is critical to examine the reason for the initial stop.  The police are required to

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One of the most common traffic stops we see in OVI cases is marked lanes.   Marked lanes generally means

When a criminal or traffic case goes to trial, the prosecutor is required to prove ALL elements of the charged

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There can be a fine line between what the law calls a “consensual” police encounter and an “investigative” stop by