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I write the Ohio OVI Blog. I prefer to keep my name off the posts. All questions you ask on the site are forwarded to the email of Mr. Brian Taubman, esquire.

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Good afternoon, Good evening, Good night

Although our home base is centered in Cleveland, Ohio we practice throughout all of Ohio and post locations of checkpoints all across Ohio. It appears that  Northeast Ohio will not be having checkpoints this weekend. However, two OVI checkpoints are scheduled to happen this week, according to releases from two posts of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.The Springfield Post and the Lebanon Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol each report that the sobriety checkpoints will be operated this week.The exact days and locations have not been released yet but when they are we will update this post with the exact locations as others we discover.

Clearly don’t drink and drive, if you fail to follow this warning and find yourself in a sticky situation, don’t hesitate to contact one of our highly trained OVI/Criminal attorneys. Contact us at 216-621-0794 or reach out to Brian Taubman directly at briantaubman@taubmanlaw.net or to Bruce Taubman, our founding attorney, at brucetaubman@taubmanlaw.net. We practice throughout Northern Ohio.

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Have a safe and fun weekend!

Taubman Law

 

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Happy Memorial Day peeps,

With our favorite holiday near and what appears to be warm weather coming in, the weekend should be a fun, relaxing, food eating paradise. However, with a three day holiday weekend centered around drinking and eating comes an increase of checkpoints and saturation patrols and this holiday weekend is no different.

County OVI Task Force along with the Ohio State Highway Patrol announced today that a sobriety checkpoint will be conducted beginning at 9 p.m. in the 4200 block of Center Road (state Route 303) in Brunswick tonight May 27, 2015.

The Patrol will do our part to keep Ohioans safe on the roadways, especially over weekends that encourage higher amounts of travel,” said Colonel Paul A. Pride, Patrol superintendent. “We see the deadly results that follow when motorists drive impaired or decide not to buckle up. We want everyone on the road to get home safe.”

The Patrol made 546 OVI arrests during the Memorial Day weekend in 2015.

If you know of anymore locations feel free to leave a message here.

Clearly don’t drink and drive, if you fail to follow this warning and find yourself in a sticky situation, don’t hesitate to contact one of our highly trained OVI/Criminal attorneys. Contact us at 216-621-0794 or reach out to Brian Taubman directly at briantaubman@taubmanlaw.net or to Bruce Taubman, our founding attorney, at brucetaubman@taubmanlaw.net. We practice throughout Northern Ohio.

Have a safe holiday weekend!!

Brian Taubman

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Happy Weekend Friends,

Summer is almost here and the Cavs are on a roll. It appears the Cavs aren’t the only ones #allin, Euclid Police department announced that they will be doing a checkpoint tonight, May 20, from 10:00 pm to 2:00 am in the area of of East 222 and interstate 90.

Also, The Mahoning County OVI Task Force has announced plans for several sobriety checkpoints this weekend.The checkpoints will conducted from through Sunday, May 22nd. Locations for the checkpoints will be released at a later time.

Clearly don’t drink and drive, if you fail to follow this warning and find yourself in a sticky situation, don’t hesitate to contact one of our highly trained OVI/Criminal attorneys. Contact us at 216-621-0794 or reach out to Brian Taubman directly at briantaubman@taubmanlaw.net or to Bruce Taubman, our founding attorney, at brucetaubman@taubmanlaw.net. We practice throughout Northern Ohio.

Have a safe weekend

Bruce and Brian Taubman

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Hello Friends,

For two weeks in a row, Thirsty Thursdays have taken on a new meaning in Cleveland, Today April 28th The Cleveland Division of Police will hold an OVI checkpoint from 7pm until 11pm in the Third District at Broadway and Fowler. Have a great weekend and be safe.

Clearly don’t drink and drive, if you fail to follow this warning and find yourself in a sticky situation, don’t hesitate to contact one of our highly trained OVI/Criminal attorneys. Contact us at 216-621-0794 or reach out to Brian Taubman directly at briantaubman@taubmanlaw.net or to Bruce Taubman, our founding attorney, at brucetaubman@taubmanlaw.net. We practice throughout the Northern Ohio.

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Hi Everyone,

 

It’s been ages since we’ve had an ovi checkpoint or license checkpoint in Cleveland but that is soon to change. The city of Cleveland has  announced Driver’s License Checkpoint today, Thursday, April 21, 2016 at Broadway Avenue and Fowler Avenue from 10am until 2pm and the Cleveland Division of Police will hold a Sobriety Checkpoint today, Thursday, April 21, 2016. The location will be on East 55th Street between Woodland Avenue and Superior Avenue from 7:30 pm until 2:00 am.

Stay safe out there. If you are in need of a criminal attorney, look no further. Call us at 216-621-0794 or stop in at our new office located at 1826 West 25th, Cleveland, Ohio. As always don’t drink and drive.

 

Cheers

 

Taubman Law

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Friends,

Tomorrow everybody is Irish and under the influence. Remember in between the sips of Guinness and bites of corn beef, if you are drinking, don’t drive.

As of right now we haven’t heard of any checkpoints but that doesn’t  mean that there won’t be. We do that every city will have saturation patrols and will be on the look for suspicious driving. As always don’t drink and drive, if you fail to heed my advice give us a ring at 216-621-0794 to speak to an OVI attorney or email Brian Taubman    briantaubman@taubmanlaw.net

Did we mention that we will be hitting the streets of Cleveland on St. Patrick’s day? With the help of Pressure Life Magazine we will be handing out amazing swag and breathalyzing people. Check out our facebook page for an update on where we are going and what we are doing.

Have Fun and Be Safe

Taubman Law

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Hi friends,

For the next few weeks, I’m going to be outlining some do’s and do not’s when it comes OVI and DUI’s in Ohio. This is clearly an opinion article and in no way should this be construed as legal advice or representation and clearly the first do not is ….. do not drink and drive.  Last week I wrote about how to keep your car road ready and why it’s important. In this article I’m going to be briefly discussing what happens when you are pulled over.

No matter if you are sober, driving after a glass of wine, when a cop is behind you with the sirens on everybody’s nervous and their heart beats a little faster. Lucky for you, I’m here to tell you what to expect from this encounter and what your rights are.

Upon being pulled over, I recommend three things.

1) If it’s dark outside, put on your interior lights.

2) Open the window half way to speak with the officer

3) Remain buckled up, I can’t tell you how many time people get cited for not having a seat belt because of this.

Assuming the cops had probable cause to pull you over, they will be using this encounter with you to determine if you exhibit signs of being intoxicated or stoned. They will be looking at how you retrieved your license, did you fumble around for it, did you hand them you student ID instead. Next, they will be looking at your eyes, are they red, glossy, open, etc.

When they ask you questions, they are looking to see if you are slurring your words, do you know where you are heading, why you were pulled over, where do you live. Cops try to sneak in the semi accepted method of reciting the Alphabet from a given letter to another or backwards. I would refuse to do this. IMPORTANT In Ohio you never have to do field sobriety tests, these tests are subjective in nature (my opinion) and will only bolster the officers probable cause to arrest you. The officer will then ask you did you have anything to drink, a positive answer here will most likely result in them asking you to step out of the vehicle to do field sobriety tests. Remember and I can’t stress this enough, you do not have to these. A simple no to the question of performing these is sufficient or you can say”I have a bad knee” “My back hurts”” I would like to speak to my attorney” etc.

If you are asked to do a portable breathalyzer, you can refuse these without any repercussion as well. Finally, a cop will almost always smell booze. I’m clearly missing a few other clues officers use to determine if you are driving intoxicated. Remember that cops are always observing  your sobriety way before they ask to step out of the vehicle.

This St. Patrick’s Day I will be out around Cleveland handing out swag and breathalyzing people with Pressure Life Magazine. We do this to make sure people are safe to drive and that they understand their rights if they are ever pulled over.

Clearly don’t drink and drive, if you fail to follow this warning and find yourself in a sticky situation, don’t hesitate to contact one of our highly trained OVI/Criminal attorneys. Contact us at 216-621-0794 or reach out to Brian Taubman directly at briantaubman@taubmanlaw.net or to Bruce Taubman, our founding attorney, at brucetaubman@taubmanlaw.net. We practice throughout the Great State of Ohio.

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We are almost there friends, I can taste the Guinness and smell the corn beef. Johnny law knows this too and you can expect checkpoints and saturation patrols throughout Ohio on March 17th. Check back here for regular updates on locations.

This St. Patrick’s Day I will be out around Cleveland handing out swag and breathalyzing people with Pressure Life Magazine. We do this to make sure people are safe to drive and that they understand their rights if they are ever pulled over.

For the next few weeks I will do my best to educate the public on what to do if and when you are pulled over, what to do to decrease the chances of being pulled over, how to behave at a checkpoint, what is BAC and how does this differ based on weight and sex, when can cops draw blood or make you take a piss test, stoned driving “how can cops tell and what tests can they administer,” etc. Feel free to email Brian @ briantaubman@taubmanlaw.net if you have any questions that aren’t addressed here.

As always we never condone drinking and driving here at OhioOviBlog or Taubman Law, but we understand mistakes do happen and we believe in people being informed and vigorously defended. If you ever find yourself in a sticky situation, email us for a free consultation or call us at 216-621-0794.

Taking affirmative steps: Making your vehicle road safe  

We’ve all been there, we’ve had a beer or glass of wine and have gotten behind the wheel. I’m not here to cast down judgment, however even blowing below the legal limit in Ohio which is .08 you can still be arrested for being under the influence. The legal limit for anyone under 21 is .02 and there are renewed talks lowering the legal limit .05, which is ridiculous and will be discussed in length later. So having a vehicle that is road ready and safe is incredibly important. Officer’s need probable cause to pull you over, such as; weaving, speeding, failure to signal etc. Don’t make their jobs any easier, following these simple suggestions can limit unnecessary interactions with law enforcement.

Needless to say it is important to make sure you don’t give the police a reason to pull you over. First, make sure your vehicle is operating properly, full tank of gas, charged battery, etc. Second, make sure your registration is up to date. We’ve defended many clients who were simply on the way home from dinner who were pulled over due to an expired tag. Third, make sure your license plate is properly displayed and illuminated, we recently won a suppression hearing based on a similar scenario. Fourth, make sure your headlights and tail lights are operating properly. Fifth, always wear your seat belt, not only because it can save your life but you can be pulled over if you are not wearing one. Sixth, make sure you know the community you are in, many cities like Shaker Heights, Chagrin Falls and soon to be Cleveland ban use of cell phones while driving. If you are found violating this ordinance officers can pull you over and cite you.

I can go on and on, simply put be proactive and make sure your vehicle is road ready. Don’t give Johnny Law a reason to stop you. Most of these are citable offenses, so make sure you are road safe for the winter and as always don’t drink and drive.

Clearly don’t drink and drive but if you fail to follow this warning and find yourself in a sticky situation this weekend, don’t hesitate to contact one of our highly trained OVI/Criminal attorneys. Contact us at 216-621-0794 or reach out to Brian Taubman directly at briantaubman@taubmanlaw.net or to Bruce Taubman, our founding attorney, at brucetaubman@taubmanlaw.net. We practice throughout the Great State of Ohio.

 

 

 

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Friends,

Happy New Year to you and your family!!

As of right now we know of no OVI checkpoints for New Years Eve. Based on the previous years there should not be any checkpoints. However, there will saturation patrols throughout most of Ohio. As always I will update locations and dates as soon as I hear of them.

Be safe out there, don’t drink and drive if you fail to follow this warning and find yourself in a sticky situation this weekend, don’t hesitate to contact us. If you are in need of legal representation over the holidays I’m available 24/7 at briantaubman@taubmanlaw.net

We have recently moved to 1826 West 25th. Next time you are in the area feel free to stop in and say hi.

Brian Taubman

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The Ohio State Highway Patrol will join forces with other members of the 6-State Trooper Project to focus on OVI enforcement from Friday, December 4 at 12:01 a.m. through Sunday, December 6 at 11:59 p.m. This high-visibility enforcement effort will include the Indiana State Police, Kentucky State Police, Michigan State Police,Ohio State Highway Patrol, Pennsylvania State Police and the West Virginia State Police.

So far in 2015, OSHP has made 22,392 OVI arrests.

Ohio State Highway Patrol goes on to state “We want to close out the year with the safest roads possible across Ohio and beyond,” said Colonel Paul Pride, Patrol superintendent. “Motorists, remember that all OVI-related crashes are preventable. Be a part of the solution by pledging to always drive sober and encouraging others to do the same.”

The 6-State Trooper Project is a multi-state law enforcement partnership aimed at providing combined and coordinated law enforcement and security services in the areas of highway safety, criminal patrol and intelligence sharing.

With the Holidays creeping around the corner, make sure you keep you eggnog intake to a minimum if you plan on driving.

  • Clearly don’t drink and drive but if you fail to follow this warning and find yourself in a sticky situation this weekend, don’t hesitate to contact one of our highly trained OVI/Criminal attorneys. Contact us at 216-621-0794 or reach out to Brian Taubman directly at briantaubman@taubmanlaw.net or to Bruce Taubman, our founding attorney, at brucetaubman@taubmanlaw.net. We practice throughout the Great State of Ohio.
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