Even if you are not legally drunk, in the state of Ohio you can be arrested and charged with DUI. When you are stopped and the officer suspects that you are under the influence of drugs or alcohol, he will note many aspects of your behavior and appearance.
It is common knowledge that drinking and driving can result in criminal charges. It is not as commonly known, however, that driving under the influence of drugs is against the law. This does not only involve illegal drugs, but prescription medication as well, anything which could affect the user's ability to drive. Drugs can be detected in the body through a blood test or through field sobriety tests.
Unlike alcohol, there is no legal limit for driving and drug use. For this reason, prosecution can be complex. If you were arrested for drugged driving, please allow our team to handle your case. We will do everything in our power to prove that you are not at fault. Whatever charges you are facing, please do not waste any time in getting in touch with our office.
A drunk driving charge can result from being impaired due to exposure to substances such as solvents, mouthwash, over-the-counter drugs and other products that can give a false impression of drunken appearance or behavior. DUI penalties are harsh and can ruin your life. To fight a DUI and Drugs charge, you need to be able to rely on a competent and experienced Dayton DUI/OVI lawyer.
Driving is a privilege, not a right under state law. In Ohio, all drivers give "implied consent" to comply with an officer's lawfully ordered request to submit to a Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) test. If you do not comply, you will face a penalty of license suspension for one year. Be advised that you can request a second test at your own expense and at the place of your choosing. Additionally you may receive a blood test whether or not requested to do so by law enforcement personnel.
Federal laws protect patient confidentiality but such rights need to be defended. If you have had a blood test, you should immediately have your DUI and Drugs Defense Attorney contact the hospital to ensure your patient rights are secure.
When faced with the likelihood of losing your license and possibly your job and freedom, you want the top DUI/OVI attorney in Dayton, OH to fight for your rights. The legal team at Gounaris Abboud, LPA understands the serious consequences of a DUI and Drugs conviction and can help you navigate the legal system and will fight to seek the best possible resolution to your case.
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