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Speeding Conviction Overturned Where State Failed to Establish Scientific Reliability of Specific Radar Device

May 04, 2015  |   Posted by :   |   Columbus Traffic Law   |   Comments Off on Speeding Conviction Overturned Where State Failed to Establish Scientific Reliability of Specific Radar Device

We have seen several “judicial notice” speeding cases recently in the Ohio Courts of Appeals.  Most recently, the Fifth District Court of Appeals overturned a speeding conviction based on faulty judicial notice by the trial court.   If the state fails to prove the scientific reliability of a specific radar or laser device and the […]

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Speeding Conviction Vacated for Failure to Introduce Evidence of Scientific Reliability of Laser Gun

January 31, 2015  |   Posted by :   |   Columbus Traffic Law   |   Comments Off on Speeding Conviction Vacated for Failure to Introduce Evidence of Scientific Reliability of Laser Gun

In order to establish speeding beyond a reasonable doubt, the prosecutor must prove that: (1) the laser device is in good condition for accurate readings, (2) the officer is qualified to administer the laser device, and (3) the specific laser or other speed measuring device is scientifically reliable. In one recent Ohio case – East Liverpool […]

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Hit Skip Charge Dismissed Because Driver Didn’t Know She Had Been in an Accident

January 11, 2015  |   Posted by :   |   Columbus, Ohio DUI Law   |   Comments Off on Hit Skip Charge Dismissed Because Driver Didn’t Know She Had Been in an Accident

In Ohio, failure to stop after an accident is a first degree misdemeanor.  An essential element of the crime is that the driver must have known she was in an accident.  If the driver clips another car, a pole, a person or any other person or property and the prosecution cannot prove that she knew at […]

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