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 […]

An arrest for an Operating a Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol (OVI) offense should not cause one to debate life or death as Hamlet did in Shakespeare’s famous soliloquy; however, the decision of whether to submit to a breath alcohol test is unquestionably daunting, especially for a normal, law abiding citizen who is involved in […]

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 […]

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 […]

We hope that everyone had a great year! Start 2015 off right and have a designated driver this New Year’s Eve if you plan on celebrating with alcohol. Law enforcement will be conducting saturation patrols tonight looking for impaired drivers. No checkpoints have been announced but we will keep you updated as the night goes […]