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Incorrect or missing information on a police officers statement
I live in Ohio but was arrested in Indiana on a lake for BWI (Boating while intoxicated). I just got a copy of the police report and some minor things that the officer stated were incorrect but the largest mistake was that he stated he "handcuffed me and walked me to his state issued truck" ... a little hard to do when we were on the lake. Additionally he left out all of the information with regard to the 3 others on my boat, his requirement of them taking a breathalyzer AND administering one after advising them that they could not move the boat unless someone was sober; the fact that he stopped me for a stern light not illuminated after sunset was not mentioned again in the report nor that he left 3 passengers on a disabled boat with no working lights after dark in the water.
The errors are minor and will be talking points for the criminal defense attorney you hire to defend you in this case!!
Is a statement given to police while intoxicated valid in california?
My boyfriend and I got into a fight while in California. I was extremely intoxicated and don't remember most of the details. He was arrested for domestic violence based on statements I made. I don't remember what statements I made to the police and not sure why they charged him. We are Ohio residents and I really don't want him going to court for something I can barely recall. He has no previous history of abuse and has never done anything to me before. Do I have any way to stop the DA from prosecuting?
California will admit any statement as evidence if it was voluntarily given. The question as to whether it is a true...
What are the Ohio state laws for driving underage intoxicated people?
I am 19 and so are my 3 friends. If I stay sober all night but my 3 friends get drunk and I drive them home, am I doing something illegal? Someone told me it was illegal to drive around intoxicated minors, even if I'm sober and there's no open containers in my vehicle.
In theory, I suppose you could be considered complicit in their behavior because you would be knowing facilitating by...
What is the penalty for 2 DUIs and 1 Physical Control in Ohio?
1st DUI was 16 years ago, Physical control 4 years ago- pleaded down. 2nd DUI just happened and going to court in a week- BAL double the limit. No collison, speeding but was not put on ticket. Thanks very much for any information.
This is your first offense in six years. So, the mandatory minimum penalties will not be enhanced. However, you could...
My buddy wrecked his four wheeler into a mailbox and flipped it into someones property. They were taken by squad to the emergency room and taken care of. The officer asked him questions while he was face down in the dirt on the scene of the accident and didn't administer any sobriety test. He came back two days later to ask him questions about the accident and to see if he could have his medical records from the hospital. He told them he needed to talk to his lawyer and the officer left. Can the officer get the records from the hospital and charge him with a dui ?
Yes. The OVI statute includes both public and private property and a "vehicle" is anything with wheels or runners. (...
Is it possible to avoid jail time on 3rd dui conviction within 6 years?
My girlfriend just got pulled over with 3rd dui. 1st one was 2012 in Columbus Ohio, 2nd in Maryland, 3rd in Cleveland or Parma Ohio only short time ago. She has a drinking problem & recent pullover BAL was .17 Just want to get her help with her alcoholism & avoid jail time
usually no unless you have an attorney that can do some good work for her. I would call mark gardner up there or Joe Hada.