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3 consequences of a OVI guilty plea

Facing DUI charges is a serious yet common situation. You might not realize your blood alcohol level is above the legal limit, or you might find yourself without a designated driver. Any number of problems can precede OVI charges and jeopardize your life, your future and your freedom. It is essential to be aware of the consequences that can result from entering a guilty plea in court.

New law protects overdose victims and those who try to help

House Bill 110 is the new 911 Good Samaritan law, recently signed by Governor John Kasich. The law provides immunity for someone who has overdosed as well as the person who calls 911 to get help. Ohio has now joined with 37 other states and the District of Columbia in enacting legislation that may save lives

Health conditions that affect field sobriety tests

Law officers use FSTs, or field sobriety tests, to help estimate the blood alcohol content of a suspected drunk driver. Three tests have been approved by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration: the horizontal gaze nystagmus, the walk-and-turn test and the one-leg stand. If you are arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, the prosecutor will use the results of these tests as evidence against you in court. However, there are various health issues that might affect the outcome of FSTs, making them an inaccurate indicator of a BAC level.

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