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4 Types of Field Sobriety Tests that Authorities May Use
When a driver gets pulled over under the suspicion of DUI or OVI, police officers typically perform several tests to determine whether or not the driver is sober. These tests include physical and neurological tests in order to determine sobriety. Here are four different tests that they may use to determine sobriety. If you are under legal duress due to a DUI or OVI, contact the OVI lawyers at Susan Gwinn Attorney at Law today!more
What You Should Do Following a DUI/OVI Incident?
Getting charged with a DUI/OVI can be a frightening and nerve-wracking experience. In addition to facing potential jail time and hefty fines, you may be facing the reality of losing your driver’s license or having your car impounded. Unfortunately, these are only a few of the consequences of a DUI/OVI conviction.more
4 Tips for DUI Checkpoints
DUI checkpoints are an important tool in keeping roads safe from impaired drivers. Unfortunately, they can also be an intimidating experience for those who aren’t familiar with the process. To help, here are four tips for navigating a DUI checkpoint:more
Consequences of Refusing a DUI Test
Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol (DUI) or operating a vehicle while impaired (OVI) can have serious consequences, and the consequences can be even greater if you refuse to take a breathalyzer or sobriety test in Athens, Ohio. Refusing to take a DUI or OVI test can lead to serious charges and a long list of potential penalties. Fortunately, Attorney Susan Gwinn is an experienced OVI lawyer who can help you navigate the complexities of the criminal justice system. Contact us today to get legal help and read on to find out more about the potential consequences of refusing a DUI or OVI test.more
Can You Represent Yourself for an OVI/DUI Charge?
If you have been charged with an OVI/DUI, you may be wondering if you should represent yourself in court. While it is not recommended, it is important to understand the risks and benefits of representing yourself in a legal proceeding. In today’s post from Susan Gwinn, Attorney at Law, we’d like to offer some insight into the potential pros and cons of representing yourself in an OVI/DUI case. Learn more below, then reach out to schedule a consultation today.more
What Are the Penalties if Found Guilty of OVI/DUI Charges?
If you’ve been charged with operating a vehicle while impaired (OVI) or driving under the influence (DUI) in Ohio, it’s important to be aware of the repercussions this type of event can have. You may be charged with administrative and criminal penalties, which is why you’ll want to have an experienced DUI/OVI lawyer like Susan Gwinn, Attorney at Law, on your side. Continue reading to learn more about the penalties associated with these charges, then contact us for legal counsel in Athens, Ohio.more
How DUI/OVI Laws Differ for Those Who Drive Professionally
Susan Gwinn, Attorney at Law, in Athens, Ohio offers experienced legal counsel for those who have been charged with driving under the influence (DUI) or operating a vehicle while impaired (OVI). In Ohio, DUI and OVI are one in the same, but the laws can differ if you are a commercial driver, such as a delivery driver or taxi driver. In this post, we’ll look at how the law can apply differently to professional drivers charged with OVI and how hiring an OVI lawyer can be the ideal course of action.more