1. Some Considerations About Driving Drunk

    The personal toll that a DUI/OVI can have on the offender and their family is not something that is easily forgotten. Let’s say that you find yourself in a situation that may end in a DUI/OVI conviction; your first course of action should have been avoiding the situation in the first place,  such as getting a ride from a friend or calling a taxi. Second, make sure you call Susan Gwinn Attorney …Read More

  2. Ohio Points System: Part II

      Last time we briefly discussed the assessment of points to a driver's licence due to traffic offences. As was mentioned, a maximum of 12 points may be added to a driver's licence, at which time a mandatory six month suspension is imposed. This leaves the question of just how those points are accrued. First and foremost, regardless of how minor the traffic ticket, it is important to contact a la…Read More

  3. The Ohio Point System

    The red and blue lights flash back and forth in your rearview mirror, at this point compliance is the best policy. You pull to the side of the road and follow the directions of the officer. Regardless of why you were pulled over, it is important to remember that at this point you are not under arrest. You are, however, obligated to produce your driver's license, vehicle registration, and proof of …Read More

  4. Don’t Mix Alcohol & Driving

    In our previous post, we started giving you reasons to never drink and drive. The DUI attorneys in Athens believe there are ways to stay responsible, even when you’ve had too much to drink. Catch up by reading out last post to learn some of the devastating statistics that driving under the influence has caused. According to a study completed by LifeTips, 40 percent of fatal automobile accidents …Read More

  5. DUI Statistics You Don’t Want To Be A Part Of

    Did you know that one person is killed every 30 minutes in the United States due to drunk driving? The worst part about drunk driving is the innocent victims and their families who suffer from you’re unethical decision to drive while under the influence of alcohol. Although there are many instances tragedy strikes, there are some “lucky” people out there who are pulled over and given a DUI. …Read More

  6. DUI Facts Everyone 21 & Over Should Know

    DUIs are scary to think about, but they’re in place for a reason. Driving under the influence can cause you or someone else to create tragedy that could have been avoided in the first place. If you or someone you know is in need of DUI lawyer in Athens, Ohio, Susan Gwinn Law is the office to call. Like we just said, DUIs are scary to think about. So in order for you to understand how you can avo…Read More

  7. The Benefits Of A Traffic Attorney In Athens, OH

    Traffic laws are ones that dictate the lives of many people in Athens, Ohio and the United States as a whole. Ohio ranks as #7 for highest number of licensed drivers with more than 7.5 million, according to State Master. That’s 7.5 million people to organize day in and day out, commuting from one place to another in an orderly fashion. Yet there’s always that one time when circumstances change…Read More

  8. Interlock Ignition Device

    If you’ve been arrested for an OVI in Ohio, you have a few optional penalties as well as others that are mandatory. Some mandatory penalties were discussed in one of our previous blogs, and this blog will serve to dive into an optional penalty for those who have had one OVI: an interlock ignition device. It is important to note that the interlock ignition device is a mandatory penalty for those …Read More

  9. How Many Drinks Can I Have And Still Be Safe To Drive in Athens, OH?

    There’s always a fine line between having a nice drink with some friends and having a few too many and thinking you’re capable of safely driving home. Where exactly does that line lie? Rather than giving an exact number of drinks, the state of Ohio gives percentages of alcohol in your blood. This percentage is targeted based on the amount when your body no longer is able to act 100% ready and …Read More

  10. Consequences of an OVI/DUI in Ohio

    In the state of Ohio, law enforcement typically cites offenders of driving drunk with an OVI meaning Operating a Vehicle under the Influence whereas many other states label it DUI for Driving Under the Influence. In either case, the citation is not taken lightly and the consequences are quite severe if you are found guilty. For your first offense, you can spend anywhere between 3 days to 6 months …Read More