Published On: December 31, 2014Categories: Uncategorized


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 on. Below are a few things to remember if you are stopped by law enforcement:

  1. DO provide your drivers license, registration and proof of insurance
  2. DO provide basic information such as your name and date of birth as requested
  3. DO request the officer to process the citation so that you may be on your way
  4. DO exit the vehicle if requested by the officer
  5. DO NOT admit fault in committing any traffic violation
  6. DO NOT answer any questions regarding the consumption of alcohol
  7. DO NOT perform any voluntary field sobriety exercises or other agility tests
  8. DO NOT blow into any hand-held, portable breath alcohol testing devices
  9. DO NOT consent to a search of your vehicle, even if a purported drug detection dog allegedly “indicates” or “alerts” to your vehicle

If you are arrested under suspicion of operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs (OVI):

  1. DO remain calm and be polite and courteous to the officer
  2. DO invoke your constitutional right to call your attorney IMMEDIATELY – if refused, politely continue to request permission to call your attorney
  3. DO exercise your right to an independent test of blood at the nearest hospital
  4. Finally, before deciding on whether or not to submit to a chemical test (blood/breath/urine) DO notify officers that your wish to contact Attorney Hector Martinez, Jr. immediately

Have a fun and safe New Year’s Eve! Contact us 24/7 at 216-875-5555 or toll free at 1-877-OVI-OHIO.

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