Tag Archives: drunk driving defense

Are You The Best OVI Attorney In Dayton?

Are you the best OVI attorney in Dayton? Often a prospective client will ask if I am the "best OVI attorney in Dayton."  I always answer this question by saying that I am a damn good OVI attorney, but you should investigate me to determine if I am the best attorney for you.  The most important…
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The Ohio OVI Breath Test – How To Fight And Win

You may think that any person who takes an OVI breath test and blows above Ohio's .08 legal limit is guilty of OVI.  This is not the case. Ohio employs a device called the Intoxilyzer 8000.  This device has many problems in its operation.  In fact, after a lengthy hearing on the Intoxilyzer 8000, a…
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How Do I Find A Good OVI Attorney?

I offer this common-sense guide to helping you find the right OVI attorney because I believe that with a good game plan and realistic expectations you can win your case.   Since the inception of my practice I have provided the accused drunk driver with access to information about Ohio’s toughdrunk driving laws.  I believe that…
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Drunk Driving Defense: Sleep Deprivation

Drunk Driving Defense or Sleep Deprivation? Imagine that you come across a person who acts confused, their appearance is disheveled, their eyes are bloodshot and they have an odor of alcohol on their breath.  Are they drunk? What I just described is a person who worked for 17 straight hours at a physically and mentally taxing job.…
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Ohio DUI Attorney: Is It A Just World?

As an Ohio DUI attorney, I often observe a bias that people carry toward those accused of drunk driving.  Psychologists call this phenomena the "Just World Hypothesis." The belief that people get what they deserve and deserve what they get, which was first theorized by Melvin Lerner in 1977.  Lerner, M.J. & Miller, D.T. (1977). Just-world…
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Who Is The Best DUI Attorney?

Are you the best DUI attorney? Often a prospective client will ask if I am the "best DUI attorney."  I always answer this question by saying that I am a damn good DUI attorney, but you should investigate me to determine if I am the best DUI attorney for you.  The most important decision you…
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Limited Driving Privileges Under Ohio Revised Code 4510.021

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…
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Drugged Driving Defense: The ARIDE Program

Drugged Driving defense attorneys are going to have to learn about the ARIDE program.  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s ARIDE course is described as a bridge between the Standardized Field Sobriety Test (SFST) and Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) courses.  ARIDE, which stands for Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement, is a 16-hour course that claims…
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The Arraignment: Your First Appearance Before The Judge

The following will happen when you appear for your arraignment   The Judge, will explain the complaint to you which details the offense(s) you are charged with, and will explain it to you if you do not understand the nature of the charge(s). The Judge will also advise you of the potential penalties. You will…
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Petition for ALS Driving Privileges in the Vandalia Municipal Court

Q. How can I obtain ALS driving privileges in the Vandalia Municipal Court? 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…
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