Tag Archives: DUI Lawyer

Sobriety Testing Ohio

Is Field Sobriety Testing Mandatory in Ohio?

The simple answer to this question is no, you do not have to submit to a field sobriety test.  In Ohio, you are well within your rights to refuse a field sobriety test, just as you can refuse a Portable Breathalyzer Test (PBT).  Below, we will examine the reasons why refusing a field sobriety test is recommended by the majority of DUI/OVI attorneys in Ohio. Continue reading

DUI OVI Checkpoints

DUI, DWI, OVI, and OMVI: What Do These Acronyms Mean?

The acronyms DUI, DWI, OMVI and OVI all refer to the same thing: operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs.  The most commonly used terms are DUI, an acronym for Driving Under the Influence, and  DWI, an acronym for Driving While Impaired. However, Ohio law no longer uses the DUI and DWI acronyms because, in 1982, Ohio enacted a law that refers to driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs as “OMVI,”  an acronym for Operating a Motor Vehicle Impaired.  Continue reading