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Toledo Legal News - News No rights warnings required to question intoxicated driver in police vehicle front seat

 

Placing a suspect in the front seat of a police cruiser during a traffic stop does not alone determine if the officer needs to read the suspect his rights before questioning, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled recently.

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Dan Trevas, Supreme Court of Ohio

Dem lawmaker wants voter registration to be automatic

A Democrat lawmaker's plan to make voter registration automatic based upon information about the Ohio electorate stored in government and secondary school databases is stalled in committee as of summer recess.

Date Published: August 18, 2017

Sixth District: Sentence Vacated When Cop and Dash Camera Conflict

An Ohio appeals court vacated an Oregon, Ohio, man’s drunken driving conviction after concluding the arresting officer’s version of events that prompted him to pull the man over did not match the recording of the police vehicle’s dashboard camera.

Date Published: August 18, 2017

Toledo football opening night to feature fireworks

The University of Toledo announced that its home-opening football contest vs. Elon on Aug. 31 will feature a halftime fireworks show, courtesy of area auto dealerships that are part of the Rockets' Car Coaches Program.

Date Published: August 18, 2017

Asset exchanges allowed twice a year with Ohio’s 529 plan

When you set up your child’s 529 plan, you selected investment options in which to place your college savings. Now that some time has passed, you’ve done additional research and would like to change your 529 investment strategy. Can you do it? Yes, you can.

Date Published: August 17, 2017

Ohio Dem seeks federal reclassification of pot

A northeast Ohio lawmaker is calling on Congress and President Donald Trump's Justice Department to remove marijuana from the list of Schedule I controlled substances as the state continues implementation of its medical marijuana policy and associated enterprises.

Date Published: August 17, 2017

Supreme Court of Ohio affirms sentences for crimes committed by juvenile

If a juvenile is convicted of committing a crime that, when charged, required the case to be transferred from the juvenile division to the general division of a common pleas court, the juvenile will be sentenced by the general division for all convictions in that case, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled recently.

Date Published: August 17, 2017

Fired adult-services worker had to disclose sealed conviction

The Franklin County Board of Developmental Disabilities had the right to terminate an adult-services worker for failing to disclose his sealed criminal conviction on applications to renew his state registration during the 18 years he worked there, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled recently.

Date Published: August 16, 2017

Ohio State Bar Foundation announces 2017 annual award winners

The Ohio State Bar Foundation (OSBF) is pleased to announce it has selected four honorees to be recognized at its Annual Awards Dinner, October 6, 2017, at the Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center in Lewis Center, Ohio.

Date Published: August 16, 2017

Possible times announced for Homecoming football game

The Mid-American Conference announced last week that Toledo's Oct. 7 Homecoming football game vs. Eastern Michigan will start at either 12 noon on CBS Sports Network or at 3:30 p.m. on ESPN3. The game time will be announced on Sept. 25.

Date Published: August 16, 2017

Restrictions to use of red-light cameras ruled unconstitutional

Three of the many provisions of a 2015 state law regulating the use of red-light and speed cameras are unconstitutional because they infringe upon municipal authority without serving an overriding state interest, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled recently.

Date Published: August 15, 2017

Toledo man convicted of multi-state heroin distribution conspiracy

Ricky Thompson, aka Boom, 43, of Toledo, Ohio was convicted on Friday of conspiracy to distribute over 1 kilogram of heroin, cocaine and crack cocaine, announced Jack Smith, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee. A federal jury in Nashville found Thompson guilty on all charges, after a two-week trial, including conspiracy to commit money laundering; possession of firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking; and conspiracy to commit witness intimidation.