1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. How The 6th Amendment Helps Your OVI Case in Athens, OH

    Do you need an OVI lawyer for your recent citation in Athens, Ohio? Susan Gwinn Attorney at Law stands by the Sixth Amendment which states, “In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherin the crime shall have been committed; which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be …Read More

  9. What’s the Difference Between an OVI and a DUI in Ohio?

    If you've been arrested for an OVI/DUI in Ohio, the penalties can be severe. So is there any difference between an OVI and a DUI. The short answer is NO. In Ohio, DUIs are simply known as OVIs. There are many different acronyms that can be used interchangeably with DUI. These include: DUII - driving under the influence of intoxicants DWI - driving while intoxicated or driving while impaired DWAI -…Read More

  10. Four Ways to Avoid Getting a DUI/OVI

    If you've already been charged with a DUI/OVI in Athens or anywhere in Southern Ohio, you may want to contact Athens DUI/OVI lawyer, Susan Ginn. But here are four ways you can AVOID GETTING A DUI in the first place: 1. DON'T DRINK AND DRIVE Of course, this first one's a no-brainer, but it needs to be said. If you never drink and drive, you'll never get a DUI/OVI. Period. If you've been drinking, d…Read More