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Grandview Heights Drug Case Thrown Out for Unconstitutional Stop

May 13, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   Columbus, Ohio DUI Law   |   Comments Off on Grandview Heights Drug Case Thrown Out for Unconstitutional Stop

In a recent case out of Grandview Heights, the Ohio Court of Appeals held that asking for identification from someone on the street is not a seizure. The police don’t need to have reasonable suspicion or anything more than a hunch in order to ask someone for their ID. But when, as the Grandview police […]

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Marijuana Possession & Paraphernalia Charge Dismissed Due to Illegal Search

December 16, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Columbus Criminal Defense   |   Comments Off on Marijuana Possession & Paraphernalia Charge Dismissed Due to Illegal Search

As we have discussed previously on our blog, the police cannot stop and search your person or your car unless certain standards are met.  This issue came up again in a recent case before the Second District Court of Appeals. In State v. Hawkins, 2013-Ohio-5458, officers were patrolling in an area that had recently seen […]

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When Can the Police Stop and Question You?

November 08, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Columbus Criminal Defense, Columbus, Ohio DUI Law, police questioning, search and seizure   |   Comments Off on When Can the Police Stop and Question You?

If you have been stopped, questioned and arrested or cited by the police, one of the first questions you should ask is whether the initial stop was constitutionally valid.  The Fourth Amendment protects citizens from unreasonable search and seizure.  This means that, generally, the police cannot seize or search you without a warrant–unless a specific […]

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Refusing Officer’s Request for Identification Not Enough for an Obstruction of Official Business Charge

July 07, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Columbus Criminal Defense   |   Comments Off on Refusing Officer’s Request for Identification Not Enough for an Obstruction of Official Business Charge

The issue in this case has come up in previous cases, but it worth emphasizing here.  If there has been no suspicious activity, and no criminal act, the refusal to stop and provide your name and identification to a police officer is not alone enough for an obstruction of official business charge. In this case, […]

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