If You Are Pulled Over Tonight in Ohio

The Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution protects all Americans from being forced to say anything which could help the government convict. You have a right not to answer law enforcement when asked questions such as these:

Have you been drinking tonight? Where are you coming from? Where are you going? Do you know how fast you […]

By |February 15th, 2019|Drug, DUI-OVI|0 Comments

Beating an OVI Charge

Law enforcement must have probable cause to stop, detain, or arrest you for an OVI.  Probable cause simply means that enough reliable information exists to support a reasonable belief that a person was operating a motor vehicle while under the influence. Did police officers observe you driving as if impaired— swerving across the road, driving erratically, […]

By |February 1st, 2019|Drug, DUI-OVI|0 Comments

Underage Drinking in Ohio

At college campuses all over Ohio, for students, even under the age of 21, alcohol is easy to access. Fraternity parties, dorm rooms, off-campus housing, students are drinking without even thinking about the consequences that can reach far into their lives negatively. Not only will they be charged with a misdemeanor, but they might also […]

By |January 7th, 2019|Drug, DUI-OVI|0 Comments

OUI and Your Miranda Rights

In order for incriminating evidence to be admissible at trial, the police must provide a suspect with the Miranda warnings prior to obtaining any evidence.  In 1966, the Supreme Court found that police officers need to do this in order to safeguard a person’s right not to self incriminate.

The Right to Remain Silent – You […]

Best Criminal Defense Lawyer in Ohio

Scott Rubenstein offers experienced legal advice and representation in the following areas: DUI, Sex Crimes, White Collar Crimes, Drug Crimes, Violent Crimes, Federal Crimes, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Crimes, Theft Crimes, Property Crimes, BMV Suspensions, Hit & Run, Warrants, Probation Violations, and Sealing Records/Expungements and other criminal matters.

If you or your family member is charged with […]

Every Case is Defensible

There are many criminal defense strategies available after the facts and the circumstances of the case are reviewed, for a criminal defense attorney to use to win. Defendants are innocent until the prosecutor can prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

Mistaken Identity: A witnesses identification is not always correct. This happens more often than not.

Accident: A […]

By |October 26th, 2018|Computer, Cyber-Bullying, Drug, DUI-OVI, Embezzlement, Federal, Internet|0 Comments

Criminal Records Expunged in Ohio

In Ohio, expungement is the same as sealing a record. It is a legal process provided under Section 2953 of the Ohio Revised Code that allows one to have any and all references to a prior criminal conviction cleared and their court file sealed. The result of this process is as if you were never convicted […]

Reasonable Suspicion Vs. Probable Cause

Law enforcement must follow the law when stopping or arresting drivers. There are two different legal standards that apply to OVI stops and arrests: Reasonable Suspicion and Probable Cause.

Reasonable suspicion is acceptable suspicion that a crime has been, is being, or will be committed. It is a reasonable belief based on facts or circumstances and is […]

By |September 10th, 2018|Drug, DUI-OVI|0 Comments

OVI in Ohio

Don’t drink and drive. If you go out and are drinking alcohol, get a designated driver in place or prepare to use Uber, Lyft or a taxi service. If you have never been convicted of an OVI, you can’t imagine and understand the consequences of having an OVI conviction on your record. It can impact […]

By |August 10th, 2018|Drug, DUI-OVI|0 Comments

Missed Court Date

Missed your court date? Unfortunately, you can’t always “make it up”. When you have been ordered to appear in court and then fail to show up, you could be facing additional criminal charges. Ohio judges expect people to show up for their “appointments”, particularly if they were granted bail.

Things come up. I understand that you […]