How Do “Smart Start” Interlock Devices Work?

There are many ways to commit an OVI (Operating a Vehicle Impaired), Ohio’s name for a DUI offense. When a judge sentences you after an OVI conviction, the judge can order you to use an ignition interlock device (IID) on your vehicle. This order can be both good news and bad news. On the one… read more

Breathalyzer Tests Can Be Wrong: Reasons for False Positive Results

Suppose a police officer pulls you over on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs after seeing you drive erratically. The police officer already believes you may be driving drunk or drugged in many cases. Therefore, they will request that you take a breathalyzer test to measure your blood alcohol level (BAC)…. read more

8 Tips for Hiring a DUI Lawyer in Dayton

Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs can harm yourself and others. In fact, nearly 11,000 Americans are killed in alcohol-related accidents every year. Drunk driving is a significant threat to the nation’s roadways, and the penalties for driving under the influence are steep.  Being convicted of a DUI and losing your driver’s license… read more

What Are Your Choices? What To Do After Getting Your First DUI in Ohio

If you’ve been charged for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol for the first time, you may be wondering: what are your choices? Getting your first DUI in Dayton, Ohio doesn’t have to leave you in a panic.  If you are facing allegations for a first offense of operating a vehicle impaired (OVI),… read more

Misdemeanor vs. Felony DUI in Ohio

Driving under the influence or OVI (operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs) can be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony in Ohio. Understanding the difference between a misdemeanor DUI and a felony DUI can help you determine how to proceed with your case. Misdemeanor DUI in Ohio If you are… read more

What’s The Likelihood of My DUI Case Going to Trial?

Being arrested for DUI in Dayton can be frightening. If you have never been arrested, you might not know what to do or what to expect. Try to remember to remain calm and ask for a DUI lawyer. Do not answer questions or give a statement to the police without your lawyer present. Most DUI… read more

What You Need To Know About DUI Classes

Do you have questions about Driving Under the Influence (DUI) classes in Ohio? If you have been charged with a first-time DUI in Ohio, you may have heard about DUI classes. Here’s what you need to know. What Are DUI Classes in Ohio?  Ohio’s Driver Intervention Program (DIP) is for drivers with first-time DUI charges…. read more

What Effect Will a DUI/OVI Conviction Have on My Ohio Medical License?

Medical professionals, more than most, are aware of the toxic impacts alcohol has on the body. It is important for medical professionals to know that operating a vehicle impaired (OVI) or driving under the influence (DUI) can have toxic effects on their medical licenses.  State Medical Board of Ohio Disciplinary Guidelines The State Medical Board… read more