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I was driving home after a party where I had been drinking. However, I drove home because I knew that I was functioning perfectly fine. I was pulled over for reasons having to do with my tail light. The cop said he could smell alcohol, and asked me to get out of the car. I did so, and passed every test with flying colors until the breath test. I blew a .07 so we went to the station and I blew a .06, under the normal legal limit. He gave me a ticket with an OVI and tail light charge. This is my first offense. I am a first year Engineering student. My high school record was spotless. I was heavily involved in Church and community service organizations. I would like to find a way to turn this charge into something different, a traffic violation perhaps.
You need to hire an attorney ASAP. You also need to stop admitting facts online. OVI limits are significantly less for...
I was recently surprised to find out I can get an OVI conviction with .069 BAC. I was in an unfamiliar area and was setting up a GPS at a stop light. I proceeded to go straight in a right turn only which got me a legit stop. I did poorly on the SFST's and refused the portable test, but the Intoxilyzer 8000 got me anyway. I was polite and cooperative with my arresting officer and he said that 9/10 in my situation get a reduction to reckless operation. With the above information is there any possibility that the prosecution will just dismiss this charge? Am I more or less safe from getting an OVI like the officer said?
The officers usually underestimate the danger on purpose. If you did poorly on field sobriety, it may be difficult to...
She was stopped for dim headlight on College Campus property by Ohio State Highway officer who said he 'smelled' alcohol on her clothing. She denied drinking but he gave her breath test and field sobriety. She had .027 BAC and says she was sure that she passed field test. She was not arrested and he did not informed about serious OVI charge. Please advise.
Unable to advise without more information. Contact an Ohio criminal defense attorney and discuss the issue with them.
I was cited for underage drinking, will the court send papers to my home before or after the case closes
I blew a .10 and have a court date this friday
Sometimes, yes they will but it on a case by case basis.
If I haven't pled to my ovi from 3 months ago and got a DUS (I didn't know my restricted privileges were denied), what now?
orig. charge January 2014, attended all dates and am scheduled to plea at the end of this month. Submitted request for restricted privileges based on my college sched. And two small children, and to get my husband to work whoim is also a non op but very recently had a warrant lifted. I didnt get notice of denial, judge just said fifteen days hard time no driving privileges. Stopped on my way to the grocery store because the pantry was threadbare, plus I have a leg injury and walking was not reccomeded by the doc.I got a DUS but no other charges (ORC 4510.11). Since I haven't had a chance to plead guilty, what happens now?I cannot go to jail, I have financial responsibilities, I am insured, I have no priors
In most DUS cases there is an underlying minor misdemeanor offense. An underlying offense usually refers to a traffic...
Can I recover damages from an obviously rigged trial for a DUI involving a totally unethical judge ?
The DUI arrest was botched by the police from the start, I wasn't even driving when they arrested me. I was in the car with the driver and my girlfriend when we stopped at a store. When i came out of the store the driver had fled. My girlfriend at the time was intoxicated and a violent person anyway, and of course we were fighting . I was the only one to go in the store and when i came out the police had arrived. I avoided the court and was eventually picked up because the same girl accused me of DV and that felony charge was totally dismissed. The DUI went like this: I was never shown the evidence and the words of the judge at pretrial were" if you take this to trial you WILL loose and i WILL send you to prison." Terrified i plead guilty. This judge was disbarred shortly after.
In a lawsuit started by you, the burden shifts to you to prove that you were wronged. Convincing a new judge that the...
I was arrested for an OVI in September. I fell asleep behind the wheel and blew a .13. I was arrested for a second OVI on Defember 1. This time my wife began throwing up and drove down a side street. We were stopped at a train crossing and I told her switch places with me and I would just pull over to a gravel parking lot to avoid her having to throw up out of the window again. While waiting for the train to cross I fell asleep and a cop tapped on the window and I was arrested. I refused the breath test and pleaded not guilty per my attorneys advice. My first case is still pending and now I have this second. I have been ordered to wear the scram bracelet and counseling. Is there a chance the first be plea bargained to physical control and the 2nd to reckless operation or wet reckless?
Fighting two OVI's at the same time complicates matters. The court and the prosecution are both going to be biased...
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