Examining Ohio Law: OVI/DUI – Part One

With St. Patrick’s Day coming up and law enforcement stepping up OVI/DUI enforcement throughout the State of Ohio, the attorneys of DiCaudo, Pitchford & Yoder have decided to issue a series of blog postings designed to inform you about Ohio’s OVI/DUI laws. Today’s entry shows just how important it is to be informed as to Ohio’s OVI/DUI laws.

Friday, the Ohio State Highway Patrol released a Traffic Safety Bulletin summarizing statistics for OVI/DUI related crashes and arrests in 2011. The report indicates that there were 23, 708 OVI/DUI arrests in 2011 by OSHP, a 7% increase from 2010.

Franklin County led the state with 2,009 OVI/DUI arrests, almost double that of Lorain County with 1,015. 65% of the arrests occurred between midnight and 4:00 a.m. and more than half of all OVI/DUI arrests were made between 5:00 p.m. Friday and 5:00 a.m. Sunday.

With OVI/DUI arrests on the rise, it is important for individuals to understand what constitues an OVI/DUI in Ohio and what rights a person is entitled to exercise if they are accused of OVI/DUI. For the rest of this week, this blog will discuss those issues, providing information regarding OVI/DUI and related issues.

The experienced attorneys of DiCaudo, Pitchford & Yoder have extensive experience defending against OVI/DUI charges. If you have been charged with OVI/DUI in Ohio, a knowledgeable Criminal Attorney from DiCaudo, Pitchford & Yoder may be able to help. For legal advice or information, contact, the attorneys at DiCaudo, Pitchford & Yoder today.