Akron Attorney Blog: Suhre & Associates


Penalties For A First OVI Conviction.

Written by admin on September 8, 2011 in DUI Penalties, Uncategorized

A first offense DUI in Ohio has the following penalties: ALS (Administative License Suspension) for test refusal = one year license suspension. ALS for a prohibited BAC (Blood Alcohol Content) = 90 day license suspension. Jail – Minimum of three consecutive days or 3-day driver intervention program. Fine – Minimum $375 and not more than …Read More »

How To Check Your Points, Driving Record, And Reinstatement Requirements.

Written by admin on August 16, 2011 in Uncategorized

The Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles or “BMV” makes a wide variety of services available to the public online available anytime. The BMV’s main website is located at http://www.bmv.ohio.gov/. You can also go the following link to see the list of their online services:  http://bmv.ohio.gov/online_services/online_services.htm. This is the link I find the most helpful for …Read More »

Do I Need A Lawyer For An OVI Charge?

Written by admin on August 8, 2011 in DUI Law, Uncategorized

First off, your DUI is not a simple matter.  It is complex, but not complicated. A DUI is a misdemeanor of the first degree.  It is also the most serious of all misdemeanors’ of the first degree.  It is even more serious than some felonies!  Especially, a felony that is eligible for diversion and ultimately …Read More »

Did The Police Read You Your Rights?

Written by admin on July 29, 2011 in Uncategorized

Miranda warnings are important in a DUI case once you are being interrogated in custody.  Interrogation is where the police ask you questions about your DUI like whether you were drinking, driving, drugs, time of operation, and being under the influence. Custody can apply to being back at the station in an interview room.  Less …Read More »

What Is The Legal Limit For A OVI?

Written by admin on July 18, 2011 in Uncategorized

The term legal limit will make most DUI lawyers cringe.  This is because there is no legal amount of alcohol to have in the body and drive. Below, the (A)(1)(a) section says that if the officer believes you are under the influence of alcohol he can charge you with a DUI no matter what level …Read More »

Can I Get Driving Privileges To Look For A Job?

Written by admin on June 29, 2011 in Uncategorized

The law in Ohio provides for limited driving privileges when you are under a suspension for a DUI.  You are eligible for privileges after any hard suspension time. Once elligible, you can get privileges for the following reasons:  Occupational, Educational, Medical, and Vocational. A common questions my clients ask is whether they can get privileges …Read More »

Can You Get Me A Deal On My DUI?

Written by admin on May 27, 2011 in DUI Defenses

Half my clients want to know if I can make their DUI go away.  The other half want to know if I can get them a deal. The most common deal offered is a reduction from to reckless operation.  This usually requires that no aggravating facts exist. Things that can prevent a reduction are a …Read More »