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Drunk Driving Charges Archives

Auto-brewery syndrome leads to DUI dismissal

Ohioans may be interested in a recent DUI case out of New York. In the case, a woman who was charged with a DUI after testing revealed her blood alcohol concentration to be nearly four times the limit had her case dismissed.

DUI breath testing goes to Supreme Court

Ohio motorists may be interested in an upcoming U.S. Supreme Court case concerning the use of breath tests in DUI stops. Media sources report that the nation's highest court is expected to rule on whether motorists may be charged with a crime for refusing to submit to breath testing in situations where police lack warrants.

Buckeyes quarterback charged with OVI

According to law enforcement authorities, Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback J.T. Barrett was charged with operating a vehicle while he was impaired by alcohol on Oct. 31. The charge led to his being suspending by the football team for one game.

The use of a novel defense for DUI manslaughter

Ohio residents may recall the 2013 incident when a minor from Texas whose alcohol level registered three times the legal limit hit a group of individuals who were standing at the side of the road attending to a disabled vehicle, killing four of them. After a well-publicized trial, he was sentenced to 10 years probation and ordered to a rehab facility by the judge.

Car chase leads to drunk driving charges

In an incident that took place on Aug. 1, 2015, in North Ridgeville, Ohio, a 39-year-old man led police on a small chase after an officer saw the man's vehicle and suspected drunk driving. The man's car was spotted at around 2:00 a.m. near the intersection of Chestnut Ridge and Lear Nagle roads in an off-limits construction zone.

What are your options for defending a DUI charge?

Drunk driving convictions carry stiff penalties in Ohio. You could lose your license, be subjected to fines and possibly go to jail depending on the circumstances of your case. Because any of these consequences could have a major impact on your life, you may be wondering how to avoid them.

How DUI penalties vary by state

Ohio is one of the more lenient states when it comes to drunk driving penalties, according to a study conducted by WalletHub. The financial website ranked states on how strict they are on DUI by analyzing how every state scored on a list of 15 key metrics. Some of the data that was used in the study included minimum jail sentences and fines for DUI and whether the offense is considered an automatic felony.

An explanation of plea bargains for DUI

Part of the evaluation that an attorney conducts for a DUI case is determining whether it is better for the defendant to accept or negotiate a plea bargain or to go to trial. DUI defendants in Ohio have the choice of requesting public defenders or retaining private attorneys, both of which evaluate the best course action for the defendants.

Statistics show many Ohio drivers refuse OVI breath tests

Most people in Ohio are aware of the fact that police officers often administer a breath test during a drunk driving arrest. The breath test measures your blood-alcohol content and can be used against you in court.

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