Brown Law Office DUI/Criminal Law News

The Ninth District Court of Appeals recently issued a decision that could have ramifications in many DUI and criminal law investigations.  In State v. Bramley, 2017-Ohio-8512, the court held that the officer unreasonably prolonged a traffic stop by continuing to interrogate the driver after the purpose of the stop had been accomplished.  Officers had walked a drug dog around the driver’s vehicle, but the dog failed to alert on the vehicle.  Instead of letting the driver go, the officer continued to interrogate him.  Eventually, the officer found crack cocaine in Bramley’s pocket while searching his person, who was a passenger in the vehicle.  The court held that although the stop was unreasonably prolonged, Bramley had voluntarily consented to the search of his person.  A link to the decision can be found here.


This case could have major ramifications on DUI and drug investigations in the Ninth District.  Contact the DUI attorneys at the Brown Law Office today at 330-601-0101 for a free consultation.  As members of the American Association of Premier DUI attorneys, we have the experience and resources necessary to defend your DUI or criminal case.