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Jon Joseph Saia

Columbus DUI / DWI Attorney.

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  1. ORC 4511.19A1A

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Jon Joseph Saia
    2. Mark Alan Deters
    3. Jason Allan Sarver
    3 lawyer answers

    If you did not submit to a BAC test of any type, submitte to a test and either tested under the legal limit or are awaiting the results, the correct code section is 4511.19(A) (1) (a)

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  2. BMV Form 2255 Rights

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Mark Alan Deters
    2. Jeffrey Charles Meadows
    3. Jon Joseph Saia
    3 lawyer answers

    The part of the form that contains the signature line is a simple acknowledgment that the form was read to you and that you received a copy. Many times, the forms are not signed for one reason or another. Having the form read to you too fast is certainly an issue which should be raised on appeal. The entire purpose of the reading of the form is to make sure you understand the consequences of testing over the limit and refusing to submit to a chemical test. There are numerous other...

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  3. Yes i got sentenced to 5 years probation in july of 2009 its now march 2011 ive never violated my probation never been late on

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Jon Joseph Saia
    2. Jeffrey Charles Meadows
    3. Edward William Hastie III
    4. Andrew Stephen Roberts
    4 lawyer answers

    Most judges in Ohio make it a condition of your probation that you are not to drive after consuming alcohol, no matter the quantity. Even if you are not convicted of the new charge, you may be in violation of the terms of your probation. If you are in violation of your probation, you facing a number of possible consequences, including jail time up to the amount of the jail sentence that was previously suspended. In addition, you may be facing penalties on the new charge if convicted.

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  4. Is it possible to adopt if you've been convicted of a DUI?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Jon Joseph Saia
    2. Kelly W. Case
    3. Rohn Conan Barrow
    3 lawyer answers

    A DUI (OVI in Ohio) conviction would not automatically preclude an adoption in Ohio however, it can play a role.

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  5. Non-reporting probation question.

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Nicholas George Gounaris
    2. Shawn Richard Dominy
    3. Jon Joseph Saia
    3 lawyer answers

    Normally you need to do nothing and the court/probation office will do nothing. It is advisable to contact the Court and make sure that your "PNC" has been successfully completed. If the Court records show completion, nothing further need be done.

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  6. Can I sue my employer over a DUI from leaving a company function?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Jon Joseph Saia
    2. Philip Alan Eichorn
    3. Andrew Daniel Myers
    4. Theodore W. Robinson
    4 lawyer answers

    Nothing can be done by virtue of the fact that you were at a work function. In the unlikely event that your employer mandates, and admits, that you must consume alcohol to keep your job, there may be something there. I suggest you hire a well seasoned OVI Defense Attorney prior to court on Wednesday to see if you can get back on the road, avoid a conviction and save your job.

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  7. My bac was dismissed. I was charged with reckless op and speeding

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Jon Joseph Saia
    2. Michael Douglas Shafer
    3. John Lawrence Buckley
    3 lawyer answers

    Take a certified copy of your court documents to the BMV. A BMV Form 2261 is necessary to remove the Administrative License Suspension if it was, in fact, terminated. The BMV sometimes takes several weeks to update their records. If you had an attorney represent you, you should contact that attorney for further representation. If you did not have an attorney or if you do not have an attorney now, I would suggest you get one to look into the matter for you.

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  8. My bac was dropped. Bureau of motor vehicles hasn't changed my record. My insurance rate has increase.

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Jon Joseph Saia
    2. Jeffrey Charles Meadows
    3. Karyn T. Missimer
    3 lawyer answers

    In order to answer your question, more information would be needed. If you were under an administrative License Suspension (ALS) due to testing at or over the legal limit and the ALS was terminated at some point in time, it may take several weeks for the BMV to update your records. If you were, or are eventually, convicted of the OVI offense, you license will once again be suspended. You should contact an attorney to discuss your case in detail.

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  9. Do I need a ignition device if my 2nd DUI was a little over a year ago- Before the law was put in place?

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Jon Joseph Saia
    2. Danny James Weisenburger
    2 lawyer answers

    Under current Ohio OVI Law, if you are convicted of a 2nd OVI offense within 6 years of the first OVI, you are required to have an interlock ignition device installed in your automobile before the court can grant limited driving privileges. Under certain circumstances, this requirement can be circumvented. You should contact an experienced OVI (DUI) Attorney to discuss the matter in greater detail and learn how this requirement may be avoided.

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  10. Can u get a secert inditement for a d.u.i?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. George Peter Mccarthy
    2. Jon Joseph Saia
    3. Alan James Brinkmeier
    3 lawyer answers

    yes you can be indicted for a felony OVI offense in Ohio. A 4th offense within 6 years, a 6th offense within 20 years or having a previous felony OVI conviction is felony OVI in Ohio which would require an Indictment before prosecution.