What Should I Do if Charged With DUI/OVI from an Ohio Checkpoint?

DUI Checkpoints Dayton

DUI sobriety checkpoints or roadblocks are strategies police officers employ to catch drivers for DUI/OVI offenses. They are also public displays of the police’s intolerance for drunk driving.

Typically these checkpoints and roadblocks occur early in the morning, late at night, or on weekends or certain holidays when these types of offenses are reportedly more likely to occur.

If you have been stopped at a DUI checkpoint and have been charged, call (937) 222-1515 or contact the experienced Ohio DUI and OVI defense attorneys at Gounaris Abboud today. We offer free, no-obligation consultations.

Tex Us the Details of the OVI Charge

Being charged with a drinking and driving or OVI charge in Dayton can be overwhelming. You don’t have to go through the legal process alone, text a Dayton DUI/OVI lawyer at Gounaris Abboud, LPA to begin the free and confidential case evaluation.

You May Not Be Guilty

At the time of the writing of this article, these strategies are legal and do comply with constitutional law.

However, just because you or someone you love was arrested for suspicion of DUI/OVI as a result of these strategies does not mean that you are automatically guilty.

The Supreme Court requires authorities to follow specific procedures when utilizing these strategies, a complex set of rules and regulations that can be and are sometimes violated.

Because of this, if you or someone you love was arrested for DUI/OVI at an Ohio sobriety checkpoint in one of the following locations, you may not be guilty:

  • DUI Checkpoint in Dayton, Ohio
  • DUI Checkpoint in Toledo, Ohio
  • DUI Checkpoint in Montgomery County, Ohio
  • DUI Checkpoint in Youngstown, Ohio
  • DUI Checkpoint in Springfield, Ohio
  • DUI Checkpoint in Canton, Ohio
  • DUI Checkpoint in Warren County, Ohio
  • DUI Checkpoint in Columbus, Ohio
  • DUI Checkpoint in Akron, Ohio
  • Dui Checkpoint in Cleveland, Ohio
  • DUI Checkpoint in Parma, Ohio
  • DUI Checkpoint in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • DUI Checkpoint in Hamilton, Ohio

Recent Case: OVI Charge in Dayton Ohio

The team at Gounaris Abboud, LPA shares a recent case settlement following a DUI checkpoint in Dayton, OH.

The DUI Defense attorneys at Gounaris Abboud, LPA have years and years of experience helping those fighting an OVI charge both in Dayton, OH and Springboro, OH.

The University of Dayton Student Charged With OVI

Failed Field Sobriety Test

THE FACTS: Our Client was a student at the University of Dayton and was traveling on Evanston Avenue on campus. Police indicate that our client was pulled over after they went through a stop sign. Our client was able to properly provide a valid driver’s license, registration, and proof of insurance. Police claim a strong odor of alcohol came from our client, that our client had slurred speech and glassy and bloodshot eyes. As a result, our client was removed from the car and completed a field sobriety test.

The officer claimed that our client performed poorly on the standardized field sobriety tests and arrested our client, charging an OVI. At the police station, our client completed a chemical breath test, which indicated a blood-alcohol level of .208. Despite this being the first time our client had ever been arrested, and because of the “high tier” test, our client was facing six (6) days in jail (with 3 mandatory days in jail and 3 days in a treatment program) along with other sanctions including a mandatory drivers license suspension of between 1 to 3 years.

THE DEFENSE: The lawyers at Gounaris Abboud immediately secured an order from the Court to preserve the video evidence of the stop and utilized that evidence and filed a Motion to Suppress the evidence. A hearing was held and we were able to prove to the Court that our client did NOT have slurred speech. We proved that our client was able to answer all questions appropriately and finally, we were able to prove that our client was able to properly perform the field sobriety tests.

THE RESULT: The Judge agreed with our argument and as a result, the most serious charges were dismissed and our client paid a fine and court costs.

Our Ohio DUI Lawyer Can Help Clear Your Fingerprint Evidence

DUI or OVI charges are very serious and should not be taken lightly.

Convictions can result in:

  • Loss of driving privileges
  • Heavy fines
  • Jail time

It’s important to understand, however, that the police do not have unlimited power or authority in these matters.

Whether you’re pulled over while driving or forced to stop at a DUI sobriety checkpoint or roadblock, there are specific procedures the police must follow to legally secure evidence against.

If you or someone you love has been arrested for DUI/OVI at an Ohio DUI sobriety checkpoint or roadblock, don’t hesitate to contact an experienced Dayton DUI lawyer.

At Gounaris Abboud, LPA, our knowledgeable and experienced attorneys focus on DUI/OVI defense. Our consultations are free and our team of lawyers is here to analyze and advise you on your specific case any time, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Contact us online or call (937) 222-1515 today for representation.

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Interview with Nick Gounaris – Dayton OVI Defense Attorney

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What inspired you to become a lawyer?

My father was a lawyer and then a Judge.  I always looked up to him and at a young age was always around the legal system.

Why did you decide on criminal defense?

I’ve served as an Acting Judge, an Acting Magistrate, and as a Prosecutor.  However, I’ve always rooted for the underdog and fought for those who face great adversity.  Being a criminal defense attorney is the ultimate job for someone who wants to help others that are in dire need.

Are you known for a particular skill or specialty?

Being a criminal defense attorney, you need to know how to try cases.  Growing up, I was always competing in school and in sports. Going to trial provides that same level of competition and in order to be a trial attorney, you need to know how to compete and to be an advocate.  My particular skill or specialty is being the best advocate I can be for my clients.

Is there a past case that you handled that you are particularly proud of?

Every time we can properly represent our client provides a sense of pride.  Every case has a relative importance to all our clients. Whether big or small, it is so satisfying to provide the best care that I can for each of my clients.

What sets your firm apart from the rest? 

We care.  The people at Gounaris Abboud care.  We don’t take every case because we want to make sure we can have time for all our clients.  We believe that taking care of our clients, spending time with them, and understanding the things that they need is what sets us apart.