Brown Law Office OVI/DUI News
In a recent decision, the Ninth District Court of Appeals reiterated that trial courts are in the best position to determine an officer’s credibility. In State v. Alexander, 2018-Ohio-4581, the defendant challenged the basis to stop his vehicle. The officer testified that the defendant changed lanes without using his turn signal, which was the basis for the stop. The defendant challenged the officer’s account, but the trial court upheld the basis for the stop. In affirming the trial court’s decision, the Ninth District found that the trial court was in the best position to determine the officer’s credibility. Decisions such as the one in Alexander make it extremely difficult for Wooster OVI/DUI attorneys to challenge traffic stops when the officer’s testimony forms the basis for the stop. A link to the decision can be found here.
Contact the Wooster OVI/DUI attorneys at the Brown Law Office today at 330-601-0101 for a free consultation. As a member of the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys, we have the experience and resources to aggressively defend your OVI/DUI case.