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Furnishing Alcohol to an Underage Person Charge Dismissed Due to Unconstitutional Warrantless Entry

August 03, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   Columbus Criminal Defense   |   Comments Off on Furnishing Alcohol to an Underage Person Charge Dismissed Due to Unconstitutional Warrantless Entry

Underage drinking citations often arise during or following parties at private homes.  If an officer actually enters a home and starts giving out underage drinking citations or citations for furnishing alcohol to a minor, the first question to ask is whether the officer’s entry was legal.   Did the officer have a warrant?  Did the […]

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Underage Drinking Charges Dismissed Due to Warrantless Entry

July 01, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   Columbus Criminal Defense   |   Comments Off on Underage Drinking Charges Dismissed Due to Warrantless Entry

A recent Ohio case tackled the issue of college parties and when the police can enter and search a home following a noise complaint.  In this case, although partygoers were dispersing, an officer entered the closed front door of a private home and issued a guest inside an underage drinking citation.   The court concluded that […]

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