Agressive Cleves criminal dui / ovi defense lawyer, Roger Bouchard

If you’ve come under suspicion for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol in Cleves, OH, then you need an aggressive and experienced OVI – DUI Lawyer nearby. As a former Hamilton County magistrate of over 20 years, Roger Bouchard, has connections and knowledge of the local judicial system needed to get the outcome to land in your favor.

The Roger Bouchard Law office promises to work for each client as if they are family, taking immediate aim at getting your OVI charges either reduced or dismissed outright. That’s why it is crucial to contact the best attorney before charges are even filed, if possible.  An OVI Charge can be extremely detrimental to your future, but Roger is optimistic and certain that he can get you beyond it.

OVI - DUI warnings and precautions in CLeves, OHIO

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The Village of Cleves is located in western Hamilton County, Ohio. Established in 1818, Cleves is situated 16 miles west of downtown Cincinnati along the banks of the Great Miami River.  When driving through the Village of Cleves it is important to proceed with caution as there are slower driving limits present to accommodate for pedestrians.

While most states in our union use the acronym DUI (Driving Under the Influence), the state of Ohio calls driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol an “OVI”. Under Ohio State Law, Section 4511.19, OVI is an acronym meaning: Operating a Vehicle under the Influence of either alcohol or drugs.

Some crucial things to be aware of, is that OVI laws will apply whether you are driving either a motor or non-motorized vehicle (bicycles too), and also be aware that OVI laws are applicable if you are under the influence of alcohol, drugs or both.

Many folks are surprised to find out that it is actually not against the law to drink alcohol and drive. Yet, it is illegal to drink an illegal amount of alcohol, one that is over the legal testing limitations. 

Also important to know is to leave your keys with someone else or to put them in a safe place that is NOT near your vehicle. The reason for this is that if you should be in or near your vehicle and your keys are also present, this is enough for an officer to charge you if you are under suspicion for having consumed more than the legal limits for drugs or alcohol.

how to avoid getting an OVI in cleves, oh

Simple mistakes can increase the chances of facing an OVI – DUI charge. It’s important to drive in a way that does not make you a suspect in the first place. You do not want to create what is known as “probable cause” for an officer to stop and question your drug or alcohol consumption. Here is a list of driving mistakes that can generate the probable cause that a police officer looks for:

  1. Driving over or under the Speed Limit.
  2. Driving over curbs or sidewalks.
  3. Driving or swerving outside of your lane.
  4. Disobeying traffic signs and electronic signals.
  5. Driving at night without your headlights on.
  6. Failing to use your turn signal.

Always Speak with your attorney first

Another important fact to remember is that should you be stopped and questioned by an officer, you should not volunteer information or answer questions that you are not comfortable answering. Do remember that you are required to identify yourself to the officer and provide proof of such as requested, such as your Driver’s License.  You are not under any obligation to answer questions to anyone in a way that would give reasonable or “probable cause” to charge or incriminate you and thus bring great harm to your life. Remember, anything you say can be used against you. Understand that your admission to “drinking” should be avoided because you always have the right to be silent and to take the time to tell the most self-preserving facts, which is why you should ask to speak with your lawyer.  

OVI – DUI and Drunk Driving legal Limits and bac testing for cleves, oh

Mr. Bouchard is a Cleves Criminal Defense lawyer that is adept and arguing alcohol testing procedures and results and he is keenly aware of the mistakes that offices make and what to investigate that can often lead to cases getting dismissed altogether.

The most common method for testing whether a person has been driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is by using a breathalyzer device which officers have on hand when you are stopped. The results of this device are known as a BAC (Blood Alcohol Concentration). This legal limitation is that of having .08% or higher in your bloodstream (.02% if you are under 21 yrs.), or a urine alcohol content of .11% or higher.

You should understand the limitations set by the state of Ohio for either alcohol and or drugs. If you have a certain level of any controlled substances (drugs) in scrutiny, you can also be charged with an OVI. The legal limits for operating a vehicle with under the influence of drugs are:

  • Amphetamine: ≥ 500 ng
  • Cocaine: ≥ 150 ng
  • Cocaine Metabolite: ≥ 150 ng 
  • Heroin: ≥ 2000 ng 
  • Heroin Metabolite: ≥ 10 ng 
  • L.S.D.: ≥ 25 ng 
  • Marijuana: ≥ 10 ng
  • Marijuana Metabolite and under the influence: ≥ 15 ng 
  • Marijuana Metabolite: ≥ 35 ng 
  • Methamphetamine: ≥ 500 ng 
  • Phencyclidine: ≥ 25 ng 

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Receiving a DUI – OVI can result in the loss of your driver’s license for an extended period of time, jail time and/or costly fines. In every case Mr. Bouchard works to get your charges either totally dismissed or drastically reduced. You will have a respected attorney within the Hamilton County judicial system. Don’t wait to talk with Roger Bouchard today and get real answers.