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New U.S. Supreme Court Case Says State Cannot Make It a Crime to Refuse a Warrantless Blood Test

July 10, 2016  |   Posted by :   |   Columbus, Ohio DUI Law   |   Comments Off on New U.S. Supreme Court Case Says State Cannot Make It a Crime to Refuse a Warrantless Blood Test

The United States Supreme Court ruled recently on the constitutionality of laws criminalizing the refusal of breath and blood BAC tests.  Birchfield v. North Dakota, 579 U. S. ____ (2016). The Court found that states cannot make it a crime to refuse to submit to a warrantless blood test.  States can, however, make it a crime […]

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Franklin County Appeals Court Finds No Probation Violation Where Defendant’s Medical Condition Prevented Him from Providing a Urine Sample

February 21, 2016  |   Posted by :   |   Columbus, Ohio DUI Law   |   Comments Off on Franklin County Appeals Court Finds No Probation Violation Where Defendant’s Medical Condition Prevented Him from Providing a Urine Sample

Defendant Charged with OVI; Pled Guilty to Physical Control; Gets One Year Probation A Columbus police officer stopped and cited the defendant for driving left of center, failing to use a turn signal, and operating a vehicle while under the influence (“OVI”). The OVI charge was based on the defendant’s refusal to submit to a […]

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