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  • I was arrested for OVI/Child endangerment/speeding and seatbelt. I blew a .099 in the field and after one hour

    later I blew .077. What are my chances of getting this reduced if I use a public defender? I do not have money for an attorney right now.

    Douglas’s Answer

    I agree with the answers given above. Given the seriousness of the charges - including the child endangerment charge - I would highly recommend speaking with an attorney in your area regarding the details of your case.

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  • I was recently charged with OVI in ohio.

    This is my 1st offense for my occupation I can not have over 4pts on my record. I refused breathalyzer. Is there any way this charge could be dropped to something 4 points or under?

    Douglas’s Answer

    I strongly agree as well with the advice given above. I would strongly advise speaking with an attorney in your area regarding the details of your case.

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  • Do I need a lawyer for a first-offense DUI and will I go to jail?

    Last night I was pulled over and arrested for blowing a .154 on a Breathalyzer. I was pulled over because I was looking down at my phone while driving and kept swerving. My court date is Tuesday morning at 8 am. This is my first offense DUI. I g...

    Douglas’s Answer

    As others have noted above, you should seriously consider hiring an attorney to assist you with this charge. An OVI is a serious offense -- even a first offense can carry heavy penalties and suspensions. Depending on the outcome of your case and jurisdiction, it may be possible to get driving privileges. I would advise speaking with an attorney in your area that is familiar with the rules in your county.

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  • How do i get a dui off my drivers license for job purposes

    i got a dui in december 2012. i went through the classes paid fines and have my license this was my first offense in and have no other moving violations or duis on my record. How can i get this removed so i can get a job requireing me to drive co...

    Douglas’s Answer

    I agree with all of the previous advice. Unfortunately in Ohio, an OVI conviction cannot be expunged - even if its a first offense.

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  • Does the statute of limitations mean that a claim must be filed within two years, or settled within two years.

    My foot and ankle were injured in a grocery store by a stock boy that ran into me with a fully loaded hand truck, in November of 2010. I filed a claim in November of 2010, and sent them all documentation, bills, doctor reports, etc, the end of Oc...

    Douglas’s Answer

    The statute of limitations here requires that you file a lawsuit with the court within two years of your injury. Unfortunately, filing a claim with the grocery store is not enough to preserve your claim under Ohio's statute of limitations.

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  • What is the definition of Dublin Ohio Amended Code DUB333.02 under Ohio DMV laws? Reckless operation?

    Columbus Ohio 4511.202(a) and 4511.19 (a)(1)(a) both charges were dismissed Amended Action Code changed to DUB333.02 reckless operation / in the eyes of the Ohio court and / Dept of Motor vehicles is the Dublin OH amended charge defined as a DUI ...

    Douglas’s Answer

    Ohio Revised Code 4511.202(a) is the state of Ohio's reckless operation statute (prohibiting operating a vehicle without being in reasonable control). Ohio Revised Code 4511.19 is Ohio's OVI / DUI law prohibiting driving while intoxicated.

    Dublin, Ohio's current City Code for reckless operation of a motor vehicle is 73.02. However, the older version of that code section was 333.02. Dubin's current OVI code is found in a different section -- Code Section 73.01 (formerly 333.99).

    I would have to look at your ticket or get some additional information to see exactly what you were charged with to advise you on what penalties could be expected with that charge. I would recommend talking with an attorney in Columbus that regularly practices in the Dublin Mayor's Court to get a better idea as to what to expect.

    I regularly practice in Dublin Mayor's Court and would be happy to speak with you further about this if you are interested.

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  • What exactly can this person be charged with? Why?

    person, age 21, who has been arrested for DUI manslaughter. The facts of the case indicate that the accused was driving at excessive speeds, putting other motorists at risk by forcing several cars off the road, disobeying traffic control devices ...

    Douglas’s Answer

    These are very serious felony charges that could result in a significant prison sentence. It is essential that the defendant obtain qualified counsel in your state with substantial experience defending this type of felony DUI manslaughter case.

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  • How can I get my fiancee help with a domestic violence charge?

    My fiancee was charged with domestic violence by the state because he disapplined my son and my son's dad threw a fit about it and called the cops. My son's dad also made it very clear to me that if I didn't do something about it that he was going...

    Douglas’s Answer

    Parental discipline can be construed as domestic violence charge, but it appears that your fiance did not intend to harm anyone. Domestic violence requires intent to cause serious physical harm. This type of charge can carry prison time at the felony level plus other serious consequences for your family. You may want to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney to help you navigate through these issues.

    Douglas Riddell
    Attorney at Law
    (614) 361-2804
    doug@riddelllaw.com
    www.riddelllaw.com

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  • In Dublin Ohio. What is the consequence for a 12 yr old with theft and property damage

    I received a call from my sons school they said he stole a child's iPod and they said he broke the schools pencil sharpener .The boy received his iPod back but they said they may press charges can some one please tell me what's going to happen.

    Douglas’s Answer

    Although he is very young, It is possible that your son will be charged with Theft and Criminal Damaging delinquency in the Franklin County Juvenile Court. These are misdemeanor charges. You may want to speak to an attorney who handles juvenile criminal defense cases in Franklin County to assist you with these matters.

    Douglas Riddell
    Attorney at Law
    Criminal and Traffic Defense
    (614) 361-2804
    doug@riddelllaw.com
    www.riddelllaw.com

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  • I have an OMVI in Ohio. I am applying for a state position in Florida.

    The application asked if I have a felony or 1st degree misdemeanor. Do I have to report my OMVI in Ohio?

    Douglas’s Answer

    OVI is a first degree misdemeanor in Ohio, and you would only have to report that conviction if you entered a plea to the OVI charge. You may want to consult with an attorney to check on the implications of your OVI offense in Ohio.

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