Robert R. Hart, Jr., Attorney at Law
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Jury trial requested in drunk driving case

People in Ohio who have been arrested for and charged with a drunk driving offense may understandably be concerned about their future and what consequences they may face if they are convicted of a crime. While it can be difficult, it is important to remember at this time that they have the right to defend themselves against all charges under the law.

An example of this can be seen in the case of a man who was arrested recently and charged with an impaired driving offense. As reported by The Vindicator, the man who was arrested is a police officer in Niles. It is not known if he was on duty or off duty at the time of his arrest. The incident happened in the early hours on a Friday morning. The defendant did not submit to a chemical test so no blood alcohol content is known.

The story did not provide details of any field sobriety tests or other factors that would support his arrest. Through his attorney, the defendant has requested that his case is heard by a jury. The defense has also petitioned to keep evidence suppressed in the case. The judge's response to those requests is not known at this time. 

In addition to being arrested for drunk driving, the man was cited for driving nine miles over the stated speed limit of 35 miles per hour. Through the defense process, more circumstances surrounding the case may be uncovered. Other people in this type of situation may also find working with an attorney helpful to learn about their defense options.



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