Ohio’s House Bill 388, also known as Annie’s Law, may change the game when it comes to OVI penalties for not only first time offenders but repeat OVI offenders. Under Ohio’s current OVI law, first time offenders charged with a simple OVI face the following mandatory minimum penalties: minimum of 3 days jail that must […]

This weekend the Ohio State Highway Patrol will be joining other law enforcement officers across the country to reduce serious injury crashes and to apprehend drivers who use the interstate for criminal activity. There will be an increased number of Troopers on I-80 beginning today through the weekend. Did you know that under Ohio law, […]

Last week we announced that the Ohio State Highway Patrol would be out in full force looking for impaired drivers. The results are in. OSHP made 690 arrests for impaired driving and 391 arrests for drug related incidents last Fourth of July weekend. The City of Cleveland Police Department will be conducting a Drivers License […]

The Ohio State Highway Patrol and other law enforcement officers will be looking for impaired drivers this holiday weekend. OSHP’s Drive Sober Get Pulled Over campaign begins today, Thursday, July 2nd and ends Sunday, July 5th. Drive safe this holiday weekend. If you plan on celebrating with alcohol designate a sober driver. Remember, the cost of a […]

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We hope you had an enjoyable and safe Memorial Day weekend. Here in Cleveland we may have more to celebrate this evening. Both the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Cleveland Indians will be playing in downtown Cleveland tonight. We encourage you to designate a sober driver if you plan on participating in the celebrations. Given the […]

Will law enforcement officers be using a device to determine in minutes if a driver is under the influence of marijuana in the near future? Follow the link below to check out the details on the new Cannibuster developed by two University of Akron students. http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2015/04/university_of_akron_students_i.html#incart_river_mobile

Did you know that Cleveland has been deemed one of the best cities to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? With St. Patrick’s Day quickly approaching, the Martinez Firm wants to remind you to designate a sober driver this weekend and on March 17th. The Ohio State Highway Patrol has announced that it will be working with […]

It’s Super Bowl Sunday! If you are participating in any Super Bowl Sunday festivities be sure to have a designated driver. According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, during last year’s Super Bowl, the OSHP made 46 OVI arrests from Feb. 2, 2014, at 6 a.m. through Feb. 3, 2014, at 6 a.m.  Make it […]

In addition to the court imposed sanctions for an OVI conviction, there are also consequences which may impact your life down the road. Below are just a few examples of how an OVI conviction can impact you financially, socially, and professionally.  Auto Insurance: As a result of an OVI conviction, you may see an increase […]