With St. Patrick’s Day coming up we are planning an extensive checkpoint list for you this week. In the meantime, however, we want to remind you that drinking and driving isn’t safe and the cops are on the lookout for drunk drivers.
We do that by telling you about a case we had from last St. Patrick’s Day. We had a client who was pulled over in Solon for expired tags. Once pulled over, the police noticed signs of intoxication – I.E. smell of alcohol, glassy eyes and slurred speech. Our client admitted to drinking a beer and subsequently failed the sobriety test.
Taken to the police station, he blew a .175, which put in him in position to receive a Super DUI. As we’ve often mentioned, Super DUIs are quite damaging to your long-term record. Fortunately for our client, after a few court appearances we were able to negotiate the plea to a regular DUI. The client received no time in jail, no yellow plates and was able to get driving privileges within two weeks. Although at Taubman Law we pride ourselves on being able to beat nearly every OVI case we face, sometimes the best result still leaves a mark on the record.
This case is a good reminder for people about their rights. Remember, you never have to perform field sobriety tests. Also, sometimes it is better not to blow in the breathalyzer.
As always, if you have an OVI case you need help with, contact us today to make sure your rights are protected.