Christine M. Smith graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Akron and earned... more
Christine M. Smith graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Akron and earned a Juris Doctorate from the University of Toledo School of Law. She practices primarily in family and criminal law. She is a collaborative law trained family law attorney and a founding member of the Northwest Ohio Family Law Association. Prior to her private practice, she worked as a prosecutorfor the Vi... view profile
If you are suspected of driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, you may be arrested for DUI (driving under the influence). Depending on the state, the specific crime is also called DWI (driving while intoxicated), OUI (operating under the influence), or OWI (operating while intoxicated). A DUI conviction has serious consequences (for example, losing your driving privileges); but an experienced DUI attorney can often get the charges dropped or reduced, or may be able to negotiate lesser penalties depending on your circumstances and your past history.