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Drive sober or get pulled over campaign  begins this weekend throughout all of Ohio and the country, almost every county will have at a minimum an increase in police patrols. We will post every location we know of throughout the next few days, please feel free to share any locations we may have missed on our facebook page. As always don’t drink and drive, take a taxi or do what I do and  sucker a friend into staying sober and driving you around all weekend.

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 are in need of an experienced and dedicated workers’ compensation, personal injury, medical malpractice and criminal attorney Contact us. Cheers and have a great weekend!

Check out our new website, soak it in and feel free to email me any questions you have (preferably the legal type) and I will make sure to answer them as soon as possible.  Now to why most of you are here, Checkpoints



Solon, Cuyahoga County - Corner of State Rt. 91 and Pettibone Rd., Solon starting at 7:45 p.m.

Euclid, Cuyahoga County - Euclid Police Department will be conducting a Sobriety Check Point on  Friday August 15, 2014 during the evening hours near Interstate 90

Elyria, Lorain County -  The Ohio Highway Patrol, in conjunction with the Elyria Police Department, will hold two OVI checkpoints tonight.

Both checkpoints will be held in Elyria from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. The locations will be on Lorain Boulevard at Foster Avenue, and on Cleveland Street near Harwood Street


CENTRAL OHIO – Four OVI checkpoints planned for Friday night have been announced.

Two OVI checkpoints were scheduled for Clinton Township, and two others were announced for Hilliard.

According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, troopers, in conjunction with Hilliard police, will hold two checkpoints. The first will be held from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Hilliard-Rome Road at Richlanne Drive. The second will be held from 12 a.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday on Cemetery Road just east of Lacon Drive.

The Franklin County DUI Task Force will conduct two checkpoints. The first will be held from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Westerville Road north of Agler Road. The second will be held from 11:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. on Westerville Road south of Innis Road.

Lucus County

MAUMEE, Ohio — Lucas County Sheriff’s deputies will conduct a sobriety checkpoint Friday night in an effort to deter and intercept impaired drivers.

The checkpoint will be held from 8:30 p.m. Friday until 1:30 a.m. Saturday at Salisbury Road near Briarfield




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Hi Everyone,

Summer may be winding down but it appears that OVI checkpoints will not be anytime soon. There are three checkpoints that we know of for Friday, August 8th 2014. One will be in Portage county, another in Cuyahoga County and the other will be Clermont County.

In addition, the National Drive Sober or Get Pulled over campaign starts next week and lasts around a month. “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” is a national campaign designed to raise awareness about the dangers of drinking and driving through high-visibility enforcement and public education tools, including posters, banners and mobile video display signs. Launched nationally in 1999, the program works to combat drunk driving during some of the busiest travel times of the year.  In the next few weeks expect OVI checkpoints at Solon, Euclid, Lakewood, Parma, Berea, Maple Heights, Beachwood amongst others throughout the state of Ohio. We know of the exact times and locations, so comeback regularly for updates.


Here at Taubman Law we pride ourselves in the quality of our legal work. If you are ever in need of an Attorney, don’t hesitate, let us help you. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and offer no cost consultation, contact us here anytime.  Have a safe weekend, as always don’t drink and drive.


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Have a safe and great weekend from everybody at Taubman Law.



Clermont County

Still waiting on Time and Location

Cuyahoga County

Garfield Heights at Turney and Croft, Around 9:00 P.M to roughly 1:00 A.M


Portage County

The Ohio State Highway Patrol, in conjunction with Brimfield Police Department announced today that an OVI checkpoint will be held from 10:00 p.m. to1:00 a.m. tonight on State Route 43, in Portage County




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Hi Friends,


Cleveland will be holding a driver’s license checkpoint today, July 31, 2014 from 1 pm till 5 on broadway avenue at  Fowler


Like us? Checkout our brand new website.  Need a lawyer? let us help you. Have a great and safe weekend

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Hi Friends,

I’m going to keep this post short and sweet becasue it’s Friday and its 5:00 pm somewhere. There will be an increase in patrols around Whiskey Island, Cleveland this weekend with the Burning River festival taking place.

As always don’t drink and drive and if you are in need of a criminal, workers’ comp, personal injury and medical malpractice attorney, contact us. We are here 24/7 , no cost analysis on every case. Have a safe and great weekend and if you want to check out our new website, please do, we aren’t shy.

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Portage County

Ravenna – The Ohio State Highway Patrol announced today that an OVI checkpoint will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. tonight on State Route 282, in Portage County.

Franklin County
The first sobriety checkpoint will be held on Cemetery Road at Lacon Road from 9 p.m. until 11 p.m. The second location is on Hilliard-Rome Road at Richlanne Drive. It will from 11:30 p.m. until 1:30 a.m.

Mahoning County

The Ohio State Highway Patrol and Goshen Township Police Department will have its sobriety checkpoint from 8-11 p.m. on Ohio 28, east of Ohio 48, in Goshen Township.

Butler County

The Butler County O.V.I. Task Force will have a checkpoint from 7 p.m. until midnight on U.S. 42 near Dimmick Road in West Chester Township.



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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.

Charged with an OVI, let us help you.  24/7 Free consultation


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)