As Ohio is contemplating “Annie’s Law” which would require Ignition Interlock Devices for every first-time OVI offender, it is important to look at how implementation went in other states. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently released a report on Arizona’s adoption of the law. DOT HS 812 025, Ignition Interlock: An Investigation into Rural Arizona Judges’ Perceptions, Fred Cheesman, Matthew Kleiman, Cynthia G. Lee, and Kathryn Holt (May, 2014). In 2007, Arizona became the second state in the [Read the full post. . .]
Rule #1: Don’t Drink and Drive
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Ohio has some of the most stringent drunk driving laws in the county. A first-time offender faces 180 days in jail and a one thousand seventy-five dollar fine, loss of their driver’s license for up to three years and enhanced penalties upon subsequent convictions. A DUI (called an OVI in Ohio
A sixth or greater OVI (drunk driving) offense within a twenty year look-back period is a fourth degree felony OVI. R.C. 4511.19(G)(1)(d). Another harsh provision under Ohio OVI law is the “once a felony, always a felony” rule contained in R.C. 4511.19(G)(1)(e), meaning that any future DUI regardless of how many years have passed is charged as a third-degree felony. This means that if you have [Read the full post. . .]
This post collects together in one place many of the Ohio DUI Laws that arise in drunk driving cases.
Some Ohio DUI laws are listed because law enforcement will charge these offenses to establish probable cause for pulling over your vehicle. If you need to find out more about a specific law, or how the statute has been interpreted or applied, call Charles M. Rowland II at (937) 318-1384 or read about the specific Ohio DUI law at the Ohio [Read the full post. . .]
Why do Ohio OVI attorneys question OVI breath tests?
Each of our lungs contain about 300 million small air sacs called “alveoli” that are responsible for the air exchange that keeps us alive. In the alveoli, oxygen from the inhaled air is exchanged for carbon dioxide. Air finds its way to the alveoli via the trachea which divides into the two main stems (bronchi) of the lungs. From there, the air passes through sub-bronchi that may subdivide over 23 times. [Read the full post. . .]