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Anonymous Tip to Police About “Suspicious Van” Cannot Justify OVI Stop

October 26, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   Columbus, Ohio DUI Law   |   Comments Off on Anonymous Tip to Police About “Suspicious Van” Cannot Justify OVI Stop

We have discussed anonymous tips in prior posts.  An anonymous caller tips the police to a potential drunk driver, often resulting in an OVI charge.  Looking closely at those anonymous calls, however, can be a critical part of defending against an OVI charge.  If the caller is anonymous, does not describe any actual criminal activity, […]

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Ohio Court Finds Anonymous Tip Insufficient for DUI Stop

June 09, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   Columbus, Ohio DUI Law   |   Comments Off on Ohio Court Finds Anonymous Tip Insufficient for DUI Stop

In a recent U.S. Supreme Court case in April, the Court found that an anonymous tip can support a DUI stop.   But a more recent Ohio case in May (which doesn’t cite the US Supreme Court case) found the opposite – that one anonymous tip is alone insufficient to justify the police pulling over a […]

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Anonymous Tip Can Support a DUI Stop

May 20, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   Columbus, Ohio DUI Law   |   Comments Off on Anonymous Tip Can Support a DUI Stop

The U.S. Supreme Court recently decided a DUI case that could have broad-reaching implications in Ohio.  In a 5-4 decision, the Court held that an anonymous tip of reckless driving is enough for the police to pull a car over — even if the police themselves do not observe any traffic violation.  The case was […]

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