State of Ohio v. Katz

Jon Joseph Saia

Practice Area:DUI / DWI

Outcome:Administrative License Suspension (ALS) terminated

Description:Defnedant/Petitoner refused to submit to a chemical test after being arrested for OVI. His driving privileges were suspended for 1 year based upon the refusal. Defendant was found not guilty of the OVI offense. Pursuan to statutory law, the ALS was ot terminated based upon the refusal. Defendant/Petitioner had timely appealed the ALS but was never granted a hearing despite several requests. The court of appeals held that Defendant/Petitioner was entitled to a hearing and the denial of same was a violation of due process and the ALS was terminated.