1. Penalties for DUI/OVI in Athens, Ohio

    Drivers in Ohio get DUI charges if they commit serious drug-related traffic offenses called operating a vehicle while impaired (OVI). DUI offenses bring OVI penalties to the driving record of the offender. Drunk driving laws in Ohio determine the specific penalties that the driver or motorist faces in Athens, OH, resulting from driving while impaired on the state's public roads. If you need a DUI …Read More

  2. Getting a DUI Lawyer in Athens, OH

    It’s a serious offense to get pulled over and arrested for an operating vehicle while intoxicated (OVI) felony. Therefore, even if it’s your first time being charged for an OV, getting a lawyer for your case is essential. Susan Gwinn Law is a top-rated law office that has represented thousands of clients in Athens, OH, for years. So when it comes to criminal and traffic legal offenses, we are …Read More

  3. The Ohio Point System

    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. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. Do You Know Who To Call?

    School is in session, which only means that college students everywhere are making new friends and going out for a nightly drink with the new friends they've just made. Going out is fun indeed, but if you make the wrong decision to drink and drive and end up with a DUI, it is a must to give our DUI lawyer in Athens a phone call right away. You don’t want to wait to deal with the charges that hav…Read More