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Breath & Blood Tests in Ohio

Experienced & Skilled Legal Counsel by Our Akron OVI Lawyers

If you were recently arrested for an OVI in Ohio and failed a breath or blood test, you must obtain experienced legal assistance from a qualified criminal defense attorney who has had successful results in OVI cases. At DiCaudo, Pitchford & Yoder, we are prepared to protect the rights, reputations, and freedom of all our clients. With more than three decades of experience, our Akron OVI attorneys have a thorough understanding of state drunk driving laws to help you navigate the complexities of your case.

Implied Consent

If you are arrested for an OVI by an officer who has probable cause to believe that you have been driving a vehicle under the influence, Ohio law requires you to take a breath, blood, or urine test. These tests need to be taken within two hours of driving and the officer gets to choose which one you take.

What are the penalties for refusing a breath or blood test?

  • First offense – One-year suspension of driver’s license
  • Second offense – Two-year suspension of driver’s license
  • Third offense – Three-year suspension of driver’s license

As soon as you are arrested, you cannot refuse a test without facing the consequences. For any subsequent refusal after the third offense, you will lose your license for five years.

Request a Free Case Evaluation Today

To avoid or reduce the consequences of your OVI charge, we are prepared to fight tirelessly and aggressively for you. As former prosecutors, our Akron criminal defense attorneys knows how the prosecution will approach your case, giving you an advantage in the courtroom.

Contact us and schedule a free consultation immediately.


Real Stories From Former Clients
  • “I was charged with a high-tier OVI after I failed field sobriety tests and consented to a breathalyzer, blowing a .201. As a VP of Sales, my career hinges on the ability to drive and represent myself ...”

    - Michael C.
  • “I would like to thank your organization and especially Tom DiCaudo for representing me. After being charged with OVI, Tom did the seemingly impossible, having all alcohol related charges dropped. ...”

    - MG
  • “I found Mr. DiCaudo through a Google search and met with him on a Sunday. He was very considerate and genuinely interested in defending a friend of mine. He was really clear on his defense strategy ...”

    - RE
  • “I would like to take a moment to personally thank Mr. Tom DiCaudo for helping me through my case and a difficult time for me and my family. I was charged with OVI and a separate charge of Refusal. ...”

    - MY
  • “An OVI was the most depressing situation I have ever experienced. Feeling lost my first lawyer, a general practitioner who happens to have worked OVI cases, said there was an automatic hard time and ...”

    - MM

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