In order to successfully defend a urinalysis case, a DUI defense lawyer must be familiar with Ohio’s DUI law (O.R.C. 4511.19) and the Ohio Administrative Code sections which apply to the collection, storing, transporting and testing of the urine specimen. Amphetamine, cocaine, heroine, Marijuana, Methamphetamine, Phencyclidine and L.S.D. are specifically mentioned in Ohio’s DUI/OVI statute as illegal controlled substances. The law states how much of each substance must be detected in a chemical test of urine, whole blood, [Read the full post. . .]
How bloody is your blood? The hematocrit is the number expressing the cell volume of blood (the size and number of red blood cells in proportion to the rest of the blood). As humans, we all have a natural variation in our hematocrit. Healthy men have a natural variance from 40.7% to 50% and healthy women have a natural variance from 36.1% to 44.3%. The hematocrit level is a moving target. Illness, hydration and stress can cause variations in the [Read the full post. . .]
Question: I was visiting Ohio when I received an OVI charge; what will happen to my out-of-state license?
Ohio (and 45 other states) are members of the Driver’s License Compact, an agreement wherein member States communicate the fact of a conviction for DUI to the “Home State”. The “Home State” then takes action against the licensee under its own laws. Forty-five States are currently members of the Interstate Compact. Michigan and Wisconsin are not part of the DLC. Under all [Read the full post. . .]
59% fatal crash reduction during 2010 Labor Day Weekend
The Ohio State Highway Patrol released provisional Labor Day fatal crash statistics what show seven people were killed in seven fatal crashes during the holiday reporting period of Friday, September 4 at 6 p.m. through Monday, September 6 at 11:59 p.m. Of these seven fatal crashes on only one is believed to be alcohol-related. During the same reporting period last year, 17 lives were lost on Ohio roadways – of which [Read the full post. . .]
”But I was in my own car, on my own time!”
If you have a commercial driver’s license an Ohio DUI charge can have devastating effects on your career. Often clients who hold a commercial driver’s license fail to understand that Ohio’s OVI laws can affect your livelihood even if you receive a drunk driving charge while you are not operating a commercial vehicle. If you plead guilty, or are found guilty, of an OVI (drunk driving) [Read the full post. . .]