Types of DUI Offenses

The two main types of DUI offenses are:

  1. Appreciable Impairment
  2. “Per se”

With an Appreciable Impairment DUI charge, it is the State’s burden to prove that the suspect operated a motor vehicle in Ohio while having consumed either alcohol, drugs, or both, and appreciably impaired their ability to operate a motor vehicle.

A “Per se” DUI offense occurs when the suspect tests over the legal limit. The State has the burden to prove that the person accused of DUI operated a motor vehicle in the State of Ohio and did so while having a prohibited level of alcohol and/or drugs in their urine, breath or blood.

DUI Case

A Relieved Client

“I went to court thinking I would just get driving privileges and still be under suspension for some time. Rob was able to get the entire ALS suspension waived and most of the court fees waived as well. Was placed under 6 months probation, couldnt have asked for a better outcome. Rob did a phenomenal job. He is very knowledgeable and accessible, and I would recommend him to anyone.”

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A Grateful Client

“Rob is very knowledgeable in his area. His expertise and advice were unsurpassed. I not only had extreme confidence in Rob’s ability but was able to put my mind at ease while we went through this process. Rob was able to work with the prosecuting attorney and then get agreement from the Judge to dismiss several charges and plead to a 1st DUI. I cannot express the gratitude I have for Rob. I realize that he is being paid for his service, but his attitude is like none I’ve experienced when dealing with an attorney for this type of matter. He was not judgmental but caring.”