Being in a DUI can be a highly traumatic experience — not only for you, but for everyone involved. If you’re facing DUI charges, you have rights, and you deserve representation, just like everybody else. Susan Gwinn has helped thousands of clients in the Athens area and surrounding regions of Ohio, and can give you the high-quality defense that you’re entitled to.

DUI cases vary in severity, and Susan Gwinn will make sure you have the best defense available so you’re not unfairly punished. Susan Gwinn is not only experienced, but highly attentive of your needs. Whether it’s a minor traffic issue or a criminal defense case, Susan Gwinn will be your advocate.

  1. Traffic Violations You Will Want a Traffic Attorney For

    It isn’t often you have to think about the mistakes you made, how serious they are, the consequences they will have on your life, and how you should responsibly handle them. For those mistakes, such as traffic violations, depending on the seriousness, hiring a traffic attorney in Athens might be something you want to consider. Traffic Violations Traffic violations can be anything from parking ti…Read More

  2. What To Expect After You Get Pulled Over Drunk – Part 2

    In our last blog post, we covered the initial steps of a DUI arrest and what you can expect in those beginning moments. After a while, you will receive your sentencing and from there will have certain requirements that you have to cover before you’ve fully paid for your DUI. These are the components of a DUI that become stressful, costly and a little bit intimidating, which is where our team of …Read More

  3. What To Expect After You Get Pulled Over Drunk

    Leaving the bar after a few drinks can seem harmless, but the danger that you put others, and yourself, in can cost you a lifetime. In the instance that you have recently been pulled over and are over the legal limit of drinking, chances are that you’ve been arrested and taken in for a DUI. While the following steps may seem overwhelming, you can trust Susan Gwinn to walk with you through the pr…Read More

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  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