Ohio BAC Limit
In Ohio, if you are over 21 years of age and have a blood alcohol level of .08 or more-.02 or greater if under 21-you have exceeded the legal limit. While many factors affect intoxication levels including types of drink, alcohol tolerance, gender, body weight, food or medications, it can take as little as one drink for some to exceed legal limits and risk DUI/OVI charges.
Because driving under the influence, and being over the legal limit are not necessarily the same thing, an experienced Ohio DUI/OVI attorney who knows the law and other complex factors is crucial to putting a drunk driving arrest behind you. Don't let this often one-time mistake seriously complicate your life.
Contact our office by phone at 216-875-5555 or toll-free at 877-OVI-OHIO to speak with our attorney.
Measuring Blood Alcohol Levels
When you are stopped by the police on suspicion of DUI/OVI, they will use a breathalyzer or chemical test to measure the amount of alcohol in your body relative to the amount of blood in your system, or blood alcohol content level. Breathalyzers use a breath sample to measure BAC. Our skilled DUI attorney will challenge the unreliability of these devices based on such factors as:
- Lack of proper training
- Sample collection errors
- Faulty calibration
- Equipment flaws
- Poor maintenance
Blood tests for alcohol or drugs must be administered by a qualified person and not taken at the time you are stopped by the police. While generally considered more reliable than breathalyzer tests, the reliability of blood tests can also be called into question for unqualified technicians, improperly administering tests, tainted samples and other mistakes. Regardless of how your intoxication level was determined, we will thoroughly investigate the traffic stop, processes test results in your DUI/OVI case, and aggressively fight the drunk driving charges against you.
The Legal Results You Need
Whether you refuse to a DUI breathalyzer test or fail a chemical test for drugs, protect your rights. Contact a DUI/OVI attorney at Law Office of Hector G. Martinez, Jr. Co., LPA, or call our office by phone at 216-875-5555 or toll-free at 877-OVI-OHIO to discuss your case. We are available 24 hours a day via answering service to answer your questions about your legal concerns.