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Happy weekend, Northeast Ohio. The Browns home opener is Sunday, if you handle watching it, which means that the police in Cleveland will be on the lookout.

Here are your trouble spots for this weekend. Remember, drive carefully and designate a driver.

Cuyahoga County Sheriffs Department – They will be out around the Browns Stadium this Sunday for the home opener.

Warren – We were unable to get an answer this week, so keep an eye out and be safe.

These areas either are not having a check point or have not confirmed one way or another. If we left a message and haven’t heard back it’s noted in the text.

Akron/Summit County – Couldn’t get official word. We will call back again on Friday.
Avon
Beachwood
Bedford
Berea
Cleveland Heights
Cleveland
Elyria
Garfield Heights
Lakewood / Ohio Highway Patrol
Lyndhurst
Maple Heights
Mayfield Heights
Medina City
Mentor
North Olmsted
North Ridgeville
Parma
Shaker Heights
Seville
South Euclid – We left a message and will follow up on Friday.
Solon
University Heights
Vermillion
Wadsworth
Westlake

As always, The OVI Blog wants you to stay out of trouble. If you do get in trouble, contact Brian Taubman from Taubman Law. He’ll fight for your rights and make sure you understand the legal process involved with OVI and DUI in Ohio.

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We recently helped make sure a client got the best result possible in Garfield Heights Municipal Court. Our client was facing a Tier Three DUI, which is two total OVIs within six years along with a refusal to blow. Needless to say, this was a grave concern for our client, and we worked hard to make sure we presented the best case possible. In the end, the charges were reduced to a first time defense, ensuring our client’s criminal record wasn’t heavily damaged. Moreover, this result will keep insurance rates from skyrocketing.

If you need attorneys who will fight for your rights, contact Taubman Law today. If you would like to start by asking a few questions, email Brian Taubman.

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Happy Thursday, Northeast Ohio. As always, I spent this afternoon hitting the phones and talking with local police to find out where the check points will be this weekend.

While this is from today, you’ll want to check back tomorrow for an update. In the meantime, here are the areas in Northeast Ohio with check points for the weekend of August 27-29. As always, don’t drink and drive.

Akron/Summit County – Saturday, August 28th: The University of Akron area; we’re still working to get an exact location. Contact us if you hear more.
Cleveland – Saturday, August 28th: They will be doing one on 54th and Dennison from 10 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Maple Heights – Saturday, August 28th: They will have one on Warrensville Center Road from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m.
South Euclid – Friday, August 27th: They will be doing one on Mayfield Road from 11p.m. to 2 a.m.

The following areas will NOT have a check point this weekend – as of this post. Extra information is included if they are considering one or haven’t shared details.

Avon
Beachwood
Bedford
Berea – No word yet, but told us to call back tomorrow.
Cleveland Heights
Cuyahoga County Sheriffs Department – Most likely not running one, however they will be out and about around West 6th this weekend in Cleveland, Ohio.
Elyria – They don’t run their own; the Ohio Highway Patrol is in charge of the area.
Garfield Heights
Vermillion
Lakewood / Ohio Highway Patrol – None scheduled on Friday, will update Saturday if we hear differently.
Lyndhurst
Mayfield Heights
Medina City
Mentor – They never do one and shared that they don’t plan on doing one.
North Olmsted
North Ridgeville
Parma
Shaker Heights
Solon
Seville
University Heights
Wadsworth
Warren – We will have to call back; left them a message today.
Westlake

One more point of note: While these areas are generally out of my region, I also know that Jefferson, Clark, Geauga, Scioto and Wayne counties will be having a checkpoint on Friday. The exact location and time will not be known until Friday morning. I will update if I get additional informaiton.

If you need more information on DUI/OVI in Ohio, please feel free to contact me by commenting on the blog below or simply emailing me at briantaubman[at]Taubmanlaw.net. We handle DUI/OVI cases on a daily basis, so if you need legal help, let me know. You can also find out more about Taubman Law and our DUI/OVI practice at CuyahogaCountyDUI.com.

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This question comes up a lot. Everybody has heard the story about the guy who gets a DUI in a bar parking lot.

Whenever people talk about this situation I always ask them about the key factor. The thing is, if you’re drunk and you’re operating a vehicle – the first step of which is putting the key in the ignition – then you can get yourself in trouble. It’s not illegal to be drunk in a car, but if the key is even in your pocket, the law gets gray very quickly.

The other question I get asked is about sleeping it off – I.E. someone who has the car running while they rest and sober up. If a police officer wishes, this is a situation where someone can get an OVI. Again, with the key in the ignition, trouble is brewing.

One other note on this topic: You can also get yourself in trouble after you’re done driving intoxicated. I know of cases where someone has walked into a police station intoxicated and told police they drove there. Plain and simple, this is a confession.

My solution: Be careful and ponder your state before you get into the car. Don’t put yourself in the position where something can be used against you in court. If you feel like you need to sleep it off, get a taxi and a motel room. If you’re reading this because you’re already dealing with a legal problem, contact me (briantaubman[at]Taubmanlaw.net) and we can discuss your options.

Need more information about DUI/OVI in Ohio? Feel free to comment on any of my blogs or contact me at briantaubman[at]Taubmanlaw.net. You can also find out more about our DUI/OVI practice at CuyahogaCountyDUI.com.

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