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OVI, OUI, DWI Myths

Myth #1: It’s Illegal to Drink and Drive

Guess what? If you are over the age of 21, it’s absolutely legal to have a shot, a beer, or a glass of wine and then drive a car, as long as you aren’t legally intoxicated or drinking while behind the wheel. For some, a couple of […]

By |May 21st, 2019|DUI-OVI|0 Comments

Your Social Media Post Could Lead to an OUI Conviction

Are you reporting your daily life on social media platforms, like Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat or Instagram? Did you know that a post you may make could lead to your arrest and/or conviction for driving under the influence?

How? Most people post when they are out having fun. A tweet holding a martini in a […]

Not Guilty Plea

Make no mistake; an OVI charge will cost money, as well as a suspension of your driver’s license.  Insurance rates will go up and your entire educational and/or professional future could hinge on the outcome at trial. An experienced criminal defense attorney needs to handle an OVI case, to file motions, gather evidence and then examine it, […]

By |April 18th, 2019|Drug, DUI-OVI|0 Comments

Under 21 OUI in Ohio

Although the alcohol limit is different for people under age 21, the investigation of an OUI/OVUAC is the same. When law enforcement encounters an underage driver, they look for clues that show the driver might be under the influence. If observed, the officer can administer a field sobriety test. Everyone has rights, however, and before […]

By |March 20th, 2019|Drug, DUI-OVI|0 Comments

Misdemeanors in Ohio

Misdemeanors are less serious charges than felonies. Many criminal offenses and almost all traffic offenses are classified as misdemeanors under Ohio law. Misdemeanors are categorized by degree, with a first-degree misdemeanor being most serious and minor misdemeanors being the least.

In spite of the fact that these charges are considered less serious, they still can […]

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

Refusing the Field Sobriety Tests In Ohio

If you are pulled over by police in Ohio and asked to take a breathalyzer or any field sobriety tests, it’s in your best interest to refuse it whether you have been drinking or not. When law enforcement pulls a car over and believes that the driver is operating it under the influence of […]

By |January 18th, 2019|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 […]