There are many ways to be guilty of the crime of DUI or OVI in Cincinnati, Ohio. One is to drive a car under the influence (you look drunk) and the second is to have too much alcohol in your system (you drank too much even if you look fine).
If you refuse the breath test, you will not have to worry about defending a Cincinnati DUI or OVI charge. If you take the test and test over the limit of 0.08 BAC by breath then there are several ways to beat the case.
I have had several judge’s tell me that my client looks innocent, but found them guilty because they had too much alcohol in their system. This is an important reason to refuse the test.
When there is no test the prosecutor must then rely on the police officer. Police officers like most other humans make mistakes. The more mistakes they make the better your chances of preserving your innocence.
This is where the Cincinnati OVI and DUI lawyers at Suhre & Associates can help. We are all certified to administer field sobriety tests. This is the same certification the police are supposed to receive.
That means that if they make a mistake we can show the judge the error. Evidence of these tests can be suppressed several ways: bad instructions, bad demonstrations, bad observations, or the officer is generally not credible because they change their story or can’t remember what happened.
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 the other DUI / OVI attorneys at 513.333.0014. We are available 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. Because now is the best time to put a team that includes a FORMER POLICE OFFICER and a FORMER PROSECUTOR to work… for you!