Yes. Having a high blood alcohol concentration (BAC) when you are pulled over for suspicion of operating a vehicle while intoxicated (OVI) will subject you to harsher penalties, especially, but not only, when it comes to jail time.
That one-sentence answer hides a lot of complexity. What counts as OVI? What is a “high BAC”? Do legal BAC limits differ for different drivers? What penalties become more severe as BAC increases? How is BAC even measured?
Here are brief answers to each of the questions. You can learn more and request representation from an experienced Madison County, OH, drunk driving lawyer by calling The Maher Law Firm at (614) 205-2208 or filling out this contact form. An initial case consultation is free, and lead DUI/OVI defense attorney Colin Maher charges clients a flat fee. Continue reading