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Tips to avoid holiday DUI charges

If you are like most people in Ohio, your holiday season will include its fair share of social events. From work parties to family gatherings and more, you may well find yourself at multiple activities at which alcohol is served. While certainly it is not illegal to have a drink or two and then drive home, the fact of the matter is that the emphasis on preventing extreme instances of drunk driving may well put even the most reasonable behaviors under scrutiny. This could put you at a disadvantage even if you are not actually intoxicated.

The only foolproof way to protect yourself against being arrested for suspected driving under the influence is to not consume any alcohol if you are going to drive a vehicle. It really is that simple. However, if you do have a casual beverage at a holiday party and then drive yourself home, you should know the facts about what happens at a potential DUI stop.

One fact that could be very important for you to know is that the field sobriety tests used by law enforcement are not always accurate. As explained by, even the most reliable of the three tests has an accuracy rate of only 77 percent. You might be unable to pass one or more of these tests even if you are a bit overweight.

If you would like to know more about how you can protect your rights and defend yourself against DUI or OVI charges in Ohio, please feel free to visit the drunk driving defense page of our Ohio criminal law website.



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