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How to Challenge Urine Test Results in Ohio

If you or a loved one is facing a DUI charge based upon a urine test, do not fret. It has been scientifically established that amongst the three most common methods used to determine blood alcohol concentration (BAC) in a DUI case, the urine test method is the least accurate. Yes, you read that correctly… read more

Understanding the Ramifications of Repeat DUI/OVI Convictions in Ohio

If you are charged with a DUI/OVI (i.e. driving under the influence/operating a vehicle while intoxicated) in Ohio and already have a DUI/OVI conviction on your record, be prepared for a fight. Many prosecutors are not lenient on defendants who already have a DUI/OVI conviction. Furthermore, the penalties, under Ohio law, become more severe with… read more

Ohio Ranked as One of the Most Lenient States on Drunk Drivers

The website WalletHub recently ranked all 50 states according to how strict they are on drivers charged with driving under the influence. Surprisingly, Ohio is ranked near the bottom of the list, meaning it is considered one of the more “lenient” states when it comes to punishing alleged drunk drivers. Ohio came in at No…. read more

Boating Under the Influence of Alcohol

If you enjoy boating, Ohio offers plenty of opportunities for you, from the Ohio River to the thousands of lakes and rivers, including one of the five Great Lakes, Lake Erie. There are numerous reasons for boating, such as fishing or simply enjoying a nice day on the water. And whatever the reason for boating,… read more

Driving While Under the Legal Limit

The legal limit of blood alcohol concentration (BAC) for driving is 0.08%. But, even if a person has a legal BAC, the alcohol still has an effect on the person’s ability to drive. This may be referred to as “buzzed” driving. Further, an individual may still be arrested for suspicion of operating a vehicle under… read more

Proof of Insurance in Ohio

For an individual convicted of operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol (OVI), there are many requirements that must be met, like appearing in court and paying a significant fine. Another requirement relates to providing proof of financial responsibility. Requirement of All Ohio Drivers Under Ohio law, all drivers must have proof of financial… read more

Driver License Compact

Let’s say you’re one of the many Buckeyes fans who travels the country to attend Ohio State road games. During one of your trips out of state, you are arrested, and subsequently convicted, of drunk driving. You might be thinking Ohio will never find out, but, depending on what state the conviction is in, it… read more

Consequences of Leaving the Scene of Accident in Ohio

If you have been drinking and are involved in an accident, your initial thought may be to leave the scene to avoid getting arrest for operating a vehicle while under the influence (OVI). However, it is a crime to flee the scene and the potential penalties can be severe. Stopping After Accident Under Ohio law,… read more

Ohio’s Implied Consent Law

If you are a driver in Ohio, it is important to be aware of the implied consent law related to operating a vehicle while under the influence. In the unfortunate event that you are arrested for suspicion of drunk driving, having knowledge of the implied consent law can be beneficial. Meaning of Implied Consent Under… read more

Drinking and Driving when Under 21 in Ohio

Though consuming alcohol while under the age of 21 is illegal, it is a well-known fact that it happens every day around the country. Underage drinking becomes much more serious when it is coupled with driving. As a result, Ohio (like many states) treats underage drinking and driving differently than adult drinking and driving. It… read more