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Hi Friends,

First we had another great result in Lake County this week. We were able to get an OVI refusal knocked down to a physical control and get our client’s ALS suspension  lifted. The stop was circumstantail at best and our client executed her right to refuse. We got lucky with getting her driving privileges restored this quickly, usually a refusal is an automatic year suspension.

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Checkpoint Portage County July 18, 2014

Checkpoint will be tonight Friday, July 18 at state route 44 in rootstownn, portage county from 10-2.




As always don’t drink and drive and if you are in need of a personal injury, workers” compensation, medical malpractice and criminal attorney check us out at Taubman Law

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Hi Folks,

THURSDAY JULY 10 checkpoint OVI Checkpoint

You read right friends, The City of Cleveland will be doing a checkpoint  Thursday night at 55th and Thackery from 730 – 12


Check out our new website, you know you want to, all of your friends are doing it.


As always don’t drink and drive, designate a driver

I pride myself at diligently working every OVI/DUI case that comes across my desk. I don’t go into Court one time and simply plea out my client to an OVI. I take these things very seriously. An OVI is always on your record, it can never be expunged and can affect you livelihood.  If a person blows high (above .170 in Ohio) and we work at negotiating down the high tier, keeping him/her out of jail, filing motions to suppress, making sure there are no yellow (party) plates, keeping an interlock device out of the car, driving privileges etc.

Attorneys (or at least this one) wish we can beat every OVI/DUI that comes across our desks, but sadly this is impossible.  Some people’s past history, the particular situation leading to their arrest  how high the BAC was, and many other factors contribute to what a lawyer can and can not accomplish. However, many times the facts involved in the case help reduce the penalties for an OVI and when i do manage to get the OVI reduced the relief on my client’s faces make make it worth practicing law. I thought I would briefly share my last three OVI results since its been quite sometime since I have.


Client 1 – Was pulled over in Portage County for not having properly displayed license plates. She passed two out of three field sobriety tests and choose to blow at the station, where she blew .112. After reviewing the evidence, I filed a motion suppress the stop based on a lack of probable cause. At the day of the hearing, we were able to negotiate a lesser charge. My client still had to do a DIP program but doesn’t have to have an OVI charge lingering on her permanent record

Client 2 -  Was driving on 1-480 around 2:30 am and was caught speeding via pacing. My client failed the HGN test but passed the walk and turn and one legged test. He blew in the portable breathalyzer (which you are not legally required to do) and blew a 0.10 After reviewing the evidence, and multiple court appearance, we were able to get the OVI reduced. He was sentenced to a DIP program, AA meetings and community service.

Client 3-  My client got into a one car accident and was taken to the hospital. The accident occurred when she hit some ice and lost control of her vehicle. She was subsequently taken the hospital and blood was drawn. Her results came back showing a BAC above .170.  In Ohio anything above .170 is automatic jail time.  I was able to get the high tier OVI reduced and other charges dropped. She did the DIP program and AA meetings but no jail time.

While results may vary, the one thing that is constant is the hard work you will get at Taubman Law.

While I may defend OVI’DUI’s throughout Ohio, I in no way promote drinking and driving. Designate a driver, if you need a lawyer contact us.

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Patrol arrested 749 for OVI over July Fourth weekend

COLUMBUS – The Ohio State Highway Patrol made 749 arrests for impaired driving and 318 for drug-related charges over this Fourth of July holiday period, which began Thursday, July 3 and ended Sunday, July 6. During the reporting period, the Patrol made nearly 57,000 traffic contacts, which included assisting more than 4,700 motorists.

Twelve people lost their lives in a total of 11 traffic crashes during the four-day reporting period. Four of the crashes were OVI-related.

During the shortened two-day reporting period in 2013, six people died in five crashes, one of which was alcohol-related.

Troopers also issued 6,429 citations this year for safety belt violations and 2,975 citations for aggressive driving.


If you haven’t read the coverage on this guy Doug Odolecki, the gist of his story is that he decides to go out about a half a mile from where checkpoints are set up with a sign and inform the public that there is a checkpoint ahead and directs them to turn around. His last time doing this, Parma police officers approached him and told him that informing the public was an obstruction of justice.  When they first issue him a verbal warning and instruct him to leave the area. Mr. Odolecki tells the cops that this  isn’t a Nazi state and that they are violating his constitutional rights.  It is at this point that the police issue him a citation

Why am I writing this?   I believe in the safety of our roads, I believe that people should be held accountable for their actions and I believe in due process and probable cause.  What does Doug believe in? Hindering a legal police operation, comparing the United States to Hitlers Germany (which i personally find insulting and ridiculous)  and endangering our roads and police officers. Hey Doug, did you know that turning around before a checkpoint gives probable cause to the officers to pull you over? Did you know that turning around can cause accidents and is illegal? The officers reasoning for citing you wasn’t becasue you were warning people, it was because you were endangering people and officers with your selfish actions.

Police checkpoints are public information, and we provide a public service compiling them in a central database for you to look through.   The important difference is that we are trying to encourage the public to make smart decisions about drinking and driving by providing them information about checkpoints; when Mr. Odolecki sits out on street corners with a sign, the passers-by have already made a conscious decision of whether or not to act responsibly.  Mr. Odolecki is clearly obstructing the efforts of the police to make the roads safer, while helping potentially guilty parties get off the hook. It is illegal to turn around.

It is for these reasons we want to make it clear that we do not support Doug’s efforts, even though at the surface it may appear that we have similar goals.  We do not.  It is not and never has been our goal to obstruct officers ability to keep the roads safe. It is our goal to help protect your constitutional rights, we’ve been practicing at Taubman Law for over 37 years  and  like to think we know how to.

We believe that providing you with information about checkpoints days in advance we can help you make smart decisions about drinking and driving.  This helps promote safer roads, which I think we can all agree is a good thing.

If you are interested in this  story click on the link below


As always this is just my opinion feel free to agree or disagree

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Hi Ohio Folks,

We are going to keep this post short and sweet, it’s beautiful outside, it’s Friday and it’s Happy Hour somewhere. Have a great weekend, Don’t drink and drive, call a taxi or walk. As always if you need legal assistance, don’t hesitate to contact us.

This information is provided by the fine folks of Taubman Law. Not to pat ourselves on the back too much, but we’ve been practicing law in Ohio for over 35  years and are good at what we do. If you need an experienced and dedicated workers’ compensation, personal injury, medical malpractice and criminal attorney, contact us for a free consultation. Cheers and happy Friday!

Checkpoints through out Ohio (courtesy of our facebook followers)

Medina County

BRUNSWICK – The Ohio State Highway Patrol, along with the Medina County OVI Task Force, announced today that an OVI checkpoint will be held from 10 p.m. until 1 a.m. tonight on state Route 303, just west of U.S. 42 (Pearl Road), in the city of Brunswick

Warren County

The Ohio State Highway Patrol announced tonight that it will conduct a sobriety checkpoint Friday night in Warren County.  (Check our Facebook page for updates)

Wood County

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is warning drivers, as required by law, that a sobriety checkpoint will be held in Wood County Friday.
(Check our Facebook page for updates)


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The State Troopers were busy this weekend, they made more impaired driving arrests and issued more safety belt citations during this Memorial Day weekend as compared to the 2013 holiday weekend. In addition, preliminary statistics reveal 13 people lost their lives over the weekend – a decrease of five deaths when compared to 2013. Three of the fatalities are OVI-related.

Patrol made 757 OVI arrests, an increase of more than seven percent, and cited 7,278 vehicle occupants for safety belt violations, an increase of more than 19 percent when compared to 2013. The four-day reporting period began Friday, May 23 and ran through Monday, May 26.

The Patrol made 21,168 non-enforcement contacts, of which 4,992 were to assist motorists.

For a complete breakdown and map of Patrol activity please visit http://www.statepatrol.ohio.gov/doc/MemorialDay_2014

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The weather this weekend should be perfect, the grills  smoking and many folks will be drinking a few libations to chase down those hot dogs. With a three day weekend based around friends, grilling and drinking the cops will be out in full force . Almost every city we spoke to will have saturation patrols, however two cities in Cuyahoga County will be stepping it up a level and be conducting OVI/DUI checkpoints this Holiday weekend. As always, don’t drink and drive, take a taxi, rickshaw or horse carriage. However, if you find yourself in need of an attorney give us a ring 216-621-0794 or shoot me an email briantaubman@taubmanlaw.net

Happy Memorial Day and thank you to all who have served in our Armed Forces and to those who currently serve.


Cuyahoga County

May 23

South Euclid – This will be a roving checkpoint, most likely start around 10:30 p.m. – 2:30 a.m. It appears that it will begin at Green Road and then eventual move to Mayfield road around the 4500 block.


May 24

Solon – We couldn’t verify the excat location but previous checkpoints done by Solon have been at  State Route 91 at 422 from 9-1.


This information is provided by the fine folks of Taubman Law. Not to pat ourselves on the back too much, but we’ve been practicing law in Ohio for over 35  years and are good at what we do. If you need an experienced and dedicated workers’ compensation, personal injury, medical malpractice and criminal attorney, contact usfor a free consultation. Cheers and happy Friday!

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Is it just me, or when you hear the word plethora you automatically think about the Three Amigos?


Bartender: We don’t have beer. Just tequila.

Ned Nederlander: What’s tequila?

Bartender: Uh, it’s like beer.

Sorry for the Three Amigos rant, onto why you are most likely at this blog, DUI checkpoint locations for the weekend of May 16th. It appears the Portage County will be having numerous checkpoints running throughout the weekend and the City of Euclid will be having the one and only lonely checkpoint in Cuyahoga County. If you hear of any that we missed, post the location on our facebook page, we love to share your information with the masses. As always, Don’t Drink and Drive, enjoy the weekend, have a tequila for us (not on us, sorry) and if you do find yourself in need of lawyer, give us a call.

Portage County Checkpoints for May 16-17, 2014

Cuyahoga County Checkpoints for May 16-17, 2014

Euclid Police department announced that a checkpoint will be conducted on Friday May 16, 2014 during the evening hours near Euclid Ave.


This information is provided by the fine folks of Taubman Law. Not to pat ourselves on the back too much, but we’ve been practicing law in Ohio for over 35  years and are good at what we do. If you need an experienced and dedicated workers’ compensation, personal injury, medical malpractice and criminal attorney, contact us for a free consultation. Cheers and happy Friday!


Brian T





Hi Friends of the Ohio OVI Blog,

The nice weather is slowly coming back to Ohio and with the beginning of Patio season upon us the summer of OVI checkpoints begins too.  We know of four checkpoints in the month of May and one this weekend. We expect a drastic decrease in drinking and driving this summer with awesome taxi apps like Uber and Lyft hitting the greater cleveland area, however if you find yourself in need of OVI/DUI representation in Northeast Ohio, contact us, that’s what we are here for. As always don’t drink and drive, find yourself a sober ride home.


April 25th

Walton Hills – will be on Northfield Road in front of Carr Bros. Concrete



Did I mention we’ve been practicing law in Ohio for over 38 years and do amazing work in Workers Compensation, Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice fields.  If you have an old workers compensation claim, give us a holler and watch us make you money off of something you totally forgot about.

Have a great weekend

Taubman Law