Driving Under the Influence
Driving under the influence (DUI), driving while intoxicated (DWI), or operating a vehicle under the influence (OVI), is the crime of driving a motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol or other drugs.
In Ohio, if you are 21 or older, the Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) for an OVI is .08%. The threshold for those under 21 and commercial drivers is even lower. A DUI /DWI charge in Ohio carries severe penalties, many of which are mandatory. Many citizens do not know their rights when stopped by the police. To have any chance of successfully defending a DUI/DWI case, you need a lawyer who has experience and is knowledgeable in this highly complex area of law. There are a number of defenses that can be used to avoid a conviction, let us help you present these issues in court.
We, at Shifrin Newman Smith Inc, have the necessary experience to help you if you are charged with DUI/DWI. We have fought for Defendants for many years and we would appreciate the opportunity to help you with your case. Give us a call for a free consultation if you are in need of a DUI/DWI attorney. While being charged with a crime is almost always going to be negative experience, we believe that we can assist you in making your situation better.