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Xenia OVI Defense: Top Strategies To Win Your Case

XENIA OVI DEFENSE When people need an Xenia OVI defense attorney, the biggest challenge is knowing whether or not an attorney truly has the skills, knowledge, training, tools, resources, and strategies that are needed to successfully resolve and win drunk driving cases. Countless attorneys handle impaired driving cases. However,  only a small percentage have the skills that are needed to successfully resolve and win cases. Unfortunately for the public, even attorneys who have been practicing law for many years and devote a significant portion of their practice to OVI law, often don’t have the resources, and strategies that are needed to successfully resolve...

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“Weed Day” How Did 420 Get It’s Name?

April 20th is Weed Day. I am fascinated by the origin of the term "420" and how it became associated with marijuana.  There are as many stories about its origin as there are people you ask.  Just a short search on Google leads to the following "Weed Day" origin stories.It’s the number of active chemicals in marijuana. It’s teatime in Holland. It has something to do with Hitler’s birthday. It’s those numbers in that Bob Dylan song multiplied. It was like a police code for smoking in progress or something. In 2003, when the California Legislature codified the medical...

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Fairborn OVI Defense: Top Strategies To Win Your Case

FAIRBORN OVI DEFENSE When people need an Fairborn OVI defense attorney, the biggest challenge is knowing whether or not an attorney truly has the skills, knowledge, training, tools, resources, and strategies that are needed to successfully resolve and win drunk driving cases. Countless attorneys handle impaired driving cases. However,  only a small percentage have the skills that are needed to successfully resolve and win cases. Unfortunately for the public, even attorneys who have been practicing law for many years and devote a significant portion of their practice to OVI law, often don’t have the resources, and strategies that are needed to successfully resolve...

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Are You The Best OVI Lawyer?

Are You The Best OVI Lawyer? Someone called my office the other day and demanded an answer. "I want the best OVI lawyer, Is that you?" Believe it or not, I have encountered this question a few times. I always answer by saying, "I have experience, credentials and a great track record, but you should sit down with me and see if I'm right for you."  The truth is that you have to choose an attorney who is qualified.  Once they pass that test, you have to judge them on a more intuitive level. Do you like them? Has their staff...

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DUI Process Overview: What Does Your Attorney Do Prior To Trial

DUI Process Overview - What Does Your Attorney Do? To understand your case, we offer this DUI process overview. It will help you understand what your attorney does. It also lets you participate in your case. You are in charge.An attorney will spend a great deal of time listening to your version of events. He will scrupulously track down potential witnesses and talk to every person who was with you on the night you were arrested. If possible, the attorney will get a copy of your bar bill to show exactly what you had to drink. Your attorney will also explain...

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Felony OVI – Aggravated Vehicular Homicide (VIDEO)

Felony OVI - Aggravated Vehicular Homicide Felony OVI -Aggravated Vehicular Homicide, O.R.C. 2903.06, is a crime that results from the death of another caused by the defendant’s operating a vehicle while impaired. (a violation of R.C. 4511.19 -OVI) You can also be charge for driving negligently or recklessly under the law. The aggravated vehicular homicide statute encompasses driving an automobile recklessly or negligently (called vehicular homicide) whether or not alcohol played a part in the death. Often, defendants are indicted for multiple counts, with additional counts for each victim of the accident. Felony OVI - Penalties The penalties for an Aggravated Vehicular Homicide...

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What Happens At Your OVI First Appearance?

The following will happen when you appear for your OVI First Appearance. At your OVI first appearance you will be called into a big room with many people facing many different types of charges. The Judge, will explain the complaint or charge.  This details the offense(s) you are charged with. In addition, the Court must 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.  Many people will  plead guilty to the charges and receive their punishment.  We are often confronted with people who regret their OVI arraignment...

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SFST Clues: What Makes You Fail The Field Tests?

SFST Clues: What Makes You Fail the Field Tests?Often, at an initial interview, I will have a client tell me that they "aced" the field tests. One of the most common comments is, "I followed his pen perfectly."  Spoiler Alert: if you took the tests it is very likely that the officer observed "SFST clues" of intoxication.  It is important to realize that you do not have to take the standardized field sobriety tests. Why would you? If an officer makes the determination that you are drunk by getting you out of the car, why would you think you could...

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How to Hire an DUI Defense Attorney

CUT THROUGH THE CONFUSION AND HIRE A DUI DEFENSE ATTORNEY WHO WILL FIGHT YOUR CASE AND GET YOUR LIFE BACK! Thank you for reviewing this material.   I offer this common-sense guide to helping you find the right 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 tough drunk driving laws.  I believe that information is the key to overcoming fear and empowering you to make good decisions.  Don’t be afraid to ask tough questions...

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Advanced OVI Seminar, 2018

Advanced OVI Seminar I was proud to attend the Ohio Academy of Criminal Defense Lawyers (hereinafter OACDL) Advanced OVI Seminar last week.  The area of DUI defense is vast. It encompasses forensic science, spectroscopy, gas chromatography, standardized field sobriety tests, standardized field sobriety test studies, breath test science, trial techniques, criminal administration, criminology, traffic law, police procedure, etc...

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