Clinton County, Ohio DUI Lawyers
Contact DUI Lawyer Nicholas Klingensmith today.
Mr. Rittgers has handled numerous high publicity cases over his 30 years of practicing law and has been a guest speaker to local law enforcement groups. He has been...
Traditionally, lawyers have had multiple practice areas such as criminal defense, personal injury, probate, divorce, and child custody. They may have handled a few DUI cases each year. However, today, more and more lawyers are choosing to limit their work to...
Attorney Malocu is a former Magistrate and is listed in Who's Who in American Law. He was invited into the prestigious...
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Northern Kentucky University
Ste 240, Bldg B
Beavercreek, OH 45440
Duquesne University School of Law
Cincinnati , OH 45209
University of Memphis
John focuses on DUI/OVI (“drunk driving”), criminal and white collar defense. John also practices in all other areas of litigation, including civil litigation, business law, serious personal injury and wrongful death claims.
John was named to the Super Lawyers Top 100 lawyers in Ohio for 2013, 2017, 2018 & 2019 and the Top 50 lawyers in Cincinnati for 2012 through 2019. In 2018 John was named to America’s Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys. He is The Best Lawyers in America 2015 Cincinnati...
Arrested or charged with a DUI or DWI?
Driving under the influence (DUI) means operating a motor vehicle after consuming alcohol or drugs that have impaired a person's mental or motor skills. In most states, a person will be considered "impaired" if they exhibit objective signs of intoxication, or if they have a blood alcohol content of .08 or higher. Many states also have zero tolerance laws for drivers under 21, where any non-zero BAC level constitutes an offense. Most states also hold commercial drivers, such as truck drivers, to a more rigorous standard.
Law enforcement officers use a variety of tests, such as field sobriety tests and breathalyzers, to determine whether a driver is impaired by alcohol. In some jurisdictions, you have a right to refuse some of these tests, but in other jurisdictions you may be required to submit to them. It is important to know the law in your particular state, and to consult a DUI attorney if you are facing charges.
DUI lawyers are criminal defense attorneys focused on representing clients facing DUI/DWI/OWI charges. Each state has different DUI laws. An experienced DUI lawyer will be able to evaluate the case against you and present your options on how to best limit the impact of the charges against you. DUI lawyers also handle related cases such as driver's license reinstatement and DUI record expungement.
Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC): The percentage of alcohol in a person's blood.
Field Sobriety Test: Any one of several roadside tests that can be used to determine whether a driver is impaired.
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