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The definition of intoxicated manslaughter

Many people believe that they are able to drink a significant amount of alcohol and drive home afterwards safely. They never intend to cause a car crash and they would never want to hurt anyone as a result. But, unfortunately, by believing that they could drive safely with alcohol in their system, they were breaking the law and putting other people in danger.

Next steps after failing a Breathalyzer test in Ohio

It's so easy to lose track of time when enjoying an evening with friends. So much so, that when you get in the car to drive home, you may have underestimated the amount that you drank over the course of the night. So when you get pulled over by a law enforcement officer who requests that you perform a Breathalyzer test, you might feel confident that you will blow under the limit when in fact you do not.

Can ignition interlock devices put an end to OVIs?

It is so common to be charged with an OVI in the state of Ohio, even though the consequences of losing your license temporarily should be an adequate deterrent. Possibly, the reason why many people are charged with an OVI is because they are driving under the influence of alcohol without realising it. It is very easy to be over the legal limit and simply not know it, since it's not usually possible to check your own blood alcohol concentration.

How to defend against charges of operating a vehicle impaired

First and foremost, operating a vehicle while impaired (OVI) in Ohio is just another way to say driving under the influence or driving while intoxicated. It encompasses both alcohol and drugs when operating a vehicle. If you face an OVI charge, either for the first time or a subsequent time, you need to know the best ways to fight that charge in Dayton so you can get back to your life.

How scientifically accurate are Breathalyzer tests in Ohio?

One of the biggest problems with legally enforcing drinking over the limit and driving is that many people, including scientists, question the accuracy of field Breathalyzer tests. They believe that they can often be faulty because of their flimsy manufacturing, as well as their approximate estimation of blood alcohol concentration (BAC) levels using the breath as evidence.

Police chief arrested for drunk driving after passing breath test

The police chief in Shawnee Hills, Ohio, was recently pulled over by a detective and given a breath test. His blood alcohol concentration (BAC) reportedly came back at .04. That's below the legal limit of .08, but he was arrested anyway.

The consequences of a repeat DUI offense

It is common knowledge that driving under the influence of alcohol is not only a crime, but also that it endangers the driver, passengers and other users of the road. This is because alcohol is a depressant and it reduces the response times of drivers. It also makes it more likely for a driver to engage in reckless driving.

The consequences of operating a vehicle impaired

In Ohio, what is often called driving under the influence (DUI) in other states is referred to as operating a vehicle impaired (OVI). The consequences of an OVI in Ohio depend largely on whether it is your first offense or whether you have been caught driving under the influence of alcohol multiple times in the past.

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.

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