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About our Columbus Drunk

Driving defense

In the State of Ohio, Driving Under the Influence (DUI) and Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) are both grouped in the Operating a Vehicle Under the Influence (OVI) category. Penalties vary depending on the individual's age, degree of intoxication, and driving status. Click here to read Ohio Revised Code 2133.01 - Operating a vehicle under the influence

The Law Offices of Eric J. Hoffman have extensive experience with Columbus Drunk Driving charges in the state of Ohio and are distinguished specialist in the field. Mr. Hoffman has defended thousands of clients with Columbus Drunk Driving charges since 1984. Mr. Hoffman has, most notably, been involved in many high-profile Columbus Drunk Driving Cases and received not guilty verdicts. Read more to see how the Law Offices of Eric. J Hoffman can help potentially reduce your charges.

Since 1984, Mr. Hoffman has been representing individuals accused of drunk driving in Columbus, Ohio and the surrounding counties. Mr. Hoffman regularly attends seminars focusing on details of the mechanisms involved in testing for drunk driving and the administrative processes that must be followed in order for these machines to be recognized by a court of law.

Columbus Drunk Driving Defenses

Administrative Errors - Columbus Drunk Driving Lawyer

Although government officials have undergone extensive training in the administration of the the Field of Sobriety Test, the One Leg Stand Test, Urine and Blood Tests, ... Click Here to Read More. ​

Mechanical/ Machine Errors- Columbus Drunk Driving Defense

In addition to the correct administration of these complex measurement devices, the devices themselves also need to be working properly to be held to the necessary regard of...  Click Here to Read More. ​

Probable Cause - Columbus Drunk Driving Defense

The fourth amendment protects each and every citizen of unreasonable search and seizure. In order for an officer to arrest an individual for an OVI, the officer must be able to ...  Click Here to Read More. ​

Breach of Rights- Columbus Drunk Driving Defense

You have rights that need to be respected and upheld to the highest degree in all circumstances. Our offices have found many situations where our clients right's have been breached. Having ones rights breached...  Click Here to Read More. ​

Consistency - Columbus Drunk Driving Defense

In order for the state to charge an individual with an OVI they must believe with certainty that the criminal act being charged took place. Often times, officials and evidence are inconsistent and do not..  Click Here to Read More. ​

Columbus Drunk Driving Field of Sobriety testing

These Columbus Drunk Driving tests are sanctioned by the National Highway Traffic Administration and are designed to show if a person has been affected by alcohol.  Police use these tests to establish a probable cause for an arrest. The tests include the following: Horizontal Gaze NystagmusWalk and TurnOne LegBlood and Urine, and Breathalyzer. 

Fortunately, the Law Offices of Eric J. Hoffman have extensive experience with all OVI Drunk Driving charges in the state of Ohio and are regarded by peers and clients as distinguished specialist in the field. Click here to Read More. 

Columbus Drunk Driving Penalties

Administrative Penalties

90 day administrative license suspension (ALS) and a $450 reinstatement fee

Criminal Penalties

Blood alcohol content (BAC) found between .08% and .17% - Mandatory 72 hours served in jail or Driving Intervention Program

BAC greater than .17% - Jail time of 6 days

Administrative Penalties

90 day administrative license suspension (ALS) and a $450 reinstatement fee

Criminal Penalties

Blood alcohol content (BAC) found between .08% and .17% - Mandatory 72 hours served in jail

BAC greater than .17% - Jail time of 6 days

Administrative Penalties

90 day administrative license suspension (ALS) and a $450 reinstatement fee

Criminal Penalties

Blood alcohol content (BAC) found between .08% and .17% - Mandatory 72 hours served in jail

BAC greater than .17% - Jail time of 6 days

Columbus High Test Drunk Driving lawyer 

If a defendant is found to have a high test drunk driving, they will be facing more serious penalties than a normal Columbus drunk driving charge. In the state of Ohio, a test above .17 BAC is considered to be a high test drunk driving. Additionally, a urine test above .238 is also considered to be a high test drunk driving. If you a defendednt is charged by police with high test drunk driving they will be charged with a first degree misdemeanor and must wait at least 14 days until they can apply for driving privileges. The courts find high test drunk driving to be a serious hazard to the community and city at large. If you are charged with high test drunk driving, do not hesitate to contact professional legal support and representation. Mr. Hoffman has successfully represented hundreds of clients with high test drunk driving charges in Columbus and your case will not be an exception. Contact the Law Offices of Eric J. Hoffman now for a qualified lawyer who has been practicing in the Columbus courts since 1984. Click Here to Read More About High Test Drunk Driving.