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What Should You Know About OVI/DUI Charges In Cincinnati?

Operating a vehicle under the influence (OVI) is one of the most common criminal charges that you will find in any municipality in Ohio. If you’re arrested in Cincinnati, because it’s on the border of two other states – Kentucky and Indiana – it’s possible that you’re from out of state. Either way, you will need the attention of a dedicated Ohio drunk driving lawyer.

At DeBra Law, LLC, attorney Ryan DeBra fights for clients across the area. His dedication and experience make him a smart choice when you’re facing an OVI charge in Cincinnati. He is here to listen to you and provide you with a thorough defense of your charges and possible options to mitigate fines or jail time.

What Is The OVI Process In Cincinnati?

The first thing that will happen if police suspect you of driving under the influence is that they will subject you to a field sobriety test. Field sobriety is the first line of testing and often includes:

  • Walking in a straight line
  • Touching your nose
  • Answering questions
  • Standing on one leg

The results of these tests, which are interpreted by the officer giving the tests, may lead to an arrest. Field sobriety tests are simply an officer’s method of proving their probable cause. At that point, you will undergo either a breath or blood test to determine your level of intoxication.

Is There Anything You Can Do About The Testing?

In Cincinnati and the rest of Ohio, you can refuse a field sobriety test if you are not under arrest. However, refusing to take the field sobriety test in no way stops an officer from arresting you to subject you to a blood or breath test.

And refusing a blood or breath test leads to serious consequences and penalties. Your best choice when pulled over by the police is always to comply with your legal obligations but wait to answer questions until you’ve spoken with a drunk driving attorney.

Don’t Let Your Charge Go Unchallenged

When you engage attorney DeBra as your drunk driving attorney, you will have a lawyer who is not only local to Cincinnati, but also one intimately familiar with Ohio drunk driving laws. No matter where you come from, he can take the fight for your charge head-on.

Call 513-548-5920 or send an email using this form to schedule your consultation.