Can I Show Up Drunk For Court?

If you show up drunk for court you can be held in contempt, arrested, and held in jail.  If you show up drunk for sentencing your plea can be vacated.

Even if drank the night before you can have your sentence vacated.  This is because the alcohol still in your system can interfere with the validity of your plea being knowing, voluntary, and intelligent.

Best advice I can give is not to party before you go to court on a DUI or OVI charge.  You should expect to be given a breath or urine test at probation after sentencing.

And remember, if you or a family member has been arrested for DUI in the Cincinnati Area – including: Hamilton, Butler, Warren, Clermont, Montgomery, and Greene Counties – call me, ROBERT HEALEY, or one of my associates at 513.333.0014.  We are available 24-hours a day, 7 days a week.  Because now is the perfect time to put a team that includes a FORMER POLICE OFFICER and a FORMER PROSECUTOR to work….for you!

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