When you drive on Ohio’s roadways you are assumed to have consented to a search of your blood, breath, plasma or urine if you are arrested pursuant to the Ohio Drunk Driving statute, R.C. 4511.19(A) or R.C. 4511.19(B). Ohio Revised Code 4511.191(A)(2) is Ohio’s Implied Consent Law. It states, in pertinent part,
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“Any person who operates a vehicle, streetcar, or trackless trolley upon a highway or any public or private property used by the public for
If you are found drunk in a non-moving car, you may be charged with a violation of O.R.C. 4511.194, Physical Control of an Automobile While Impaired instead of drunk driving (O.R.C. 4511.19, OVI, DUI, OMVI). The arresting officer, on behalf of the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (hereinafter BMV), imposes an Administrative License Suspension at the time of arrest for OVI, or OVUAC when the driver refuses to take the chemical test or takes it and has an alcohol concentration [Read the full post. . .]
“How will a DUI affect my insurance costs?” This is one of the most common questions we get at initial client conferences. I have grown frustrated in trying to give a short answer that sufficiently covers the nuances of the situation, so – here is my long-winded multi-part answer.
How Will A DUI Affect My Insurance Costs (Part I)
Insurance company evaluators look at you as a risk. Your rates are based on a number of super-secret algorithms [Read the full post. . .]
Often, the most pressing question in a DUI arrest is how to get your license back!
If you are stopped for an OVI, DUI or drunk driving and you refuse to take a chemical test (breath, blood or urine), or if your test results exceed the legal limit of Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC), the police officer can and will take your driver’s license on the spot causing your drivers license to be suspended immediately. This [Read the full post. . .]
Q. Can I get limited driving privileges during the pendency of my OVI case?
A court may grant limited driving privileges to a person who has had their license suspended pursuant to a pending OVI. The Ohio Revised Code, 4510.021 limits driving to the following purposes: (1) Occupational, educational, vocational, or medical purposes; (2) Taking the driver’s or commercial driver’s license examination; and (3) Attending court-ordered treatment. A court is granted broad discretion to impose restrictions so long as the [Read the full post. . .]