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Andrew Richard Bucher

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Attorney Bucher focuses his practice on assisting persons charged with OVI/DUI across Northwest Ohio. He sets himself apart from other OVI attorneys through his training which includes certification as an instructor in NHTSA Standardized Field Sobriety Testing, training in Headspace Gas Chromatography (the process used by all Ohio crime labs to analyze blood and urine samples), training in advanced drug recognition, certification on Ohio 's breath testing equipment, and his continual training in OVI specific topics through the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, DUI Defense Lawyers Association, and the National College of DUI Defense.

In addition to this training that is OVI specific, Attorney Bucher is a graduate of the University of Toledo College of Pharmacy. This allows him to take a scientific approach to those cases where chemical testing of some sort (breath, blood, or urine) is conducted.

Attorney Bucher accepts select personal injury cases and traffic cases that are not OVI specific.

Attorney Bucher has extensive experience assisting CDL holders with traffic matters that can put their careers at stake.


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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 90%
    9 years
  2. Speeding Ticket: 9%
    9 years
  3. Criminal Defense: 1%
    9 years



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Attorney endorsements

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  • Daniel James Sabol

    Andy’s unique experience in pharmacology and his unrelenting will in defending his clients make him an ideal choice for any individual charged with an OVI. Andy has obtained more training and knowledge over the past few years than most law enforcement officials will have in a lifetime, and he is not afraid to put this knowledge to use in the courtroom. Having presented at a few seminars with Andy, I am always impressed with his ingenuity and ability to communicate complicated scientific principles in simple terms. I cannot recommend him highly enough.


    Daniel Sabol Criminal defense Attorney
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  • Josh D Lee

    Attorney Bucher is the future of Ohio's DUI Defense Lawyers. He attends the best of the best DUI/DWI seminars all over the US. He is friends with the nations best experts who he has at his disposal to use in your case. Ohio is lucky to have him representing its citizens as his knowledge and skill are top notch. Anytime I need help in his area I do not hesitate to call him for his input and do no hesitate to send my clients to him for help. I know that you will be in good hands with Attorney Bucher.


    Josh Lee DUI and DWI Attorney
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Contact info

Attorney Andrew R. Bucher of BLD&M - Toledo Office

615 Adams Street
Toledo, OH, 43604

Balyeat, Leahy, Daley & Miller LLC

1728 Allentown Road
Lima, OH, 45805



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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Trial Skills InstructorOhio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2015
Forensic Principals of DUID IIIAmerican Chemical Society2015
Trial Skills InstructorOhio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2014
Forensic Drug Analysis IVAmerican Chemical Society2014
Avanced Roadside Impairred Driving Enforcement CertifiedLa Pier & Associates2013
Trial Skills InstructorOhio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2013
Cross Exaination With Terrence MacarthyTerence MacCarthy, The McShane Firm, Ward & Lee2012
Forensic Chromatography VIAmerican Chemical Society2012
Published Thanks in OSBA Report CLE LecturingOhio State Bar Association2012
Trial Skills Workshop GraduateOhio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2012
Standardied Field Sobriety Testing Instrutor CourseDr. Lance A. Platt - DUI Training Coordinator for the State of Texas2011
Standardized Field Sobriety Testing 8 Hour RefresherDr. Lance A. Platt - DUI Training Coordinator for the State of Texas2011
Forensic Toxicology for Attorneys 2011Dr. John Vasiliades, Ph.D., DABCC, DABFT2011
Completeion of Standardized Field Sobriety TrainingRobert LaPier - Idaho State Police Lead DUI Instructor2011
Factory Certification for BAC DatamasterJohn D. Fusco CEO of NPAS & David Radomski Lead Engineer and Vice President of NPAS2011
Drug Recognition Expert Overview TrainingAnthony Palacios - State of Georgia DRE Instructor 2002-20082011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyBalyeat, Leahy, Daley & Miller LLC2009 - Present
Associate AttorneyReinheimer & Reinheimer Attorneys at Law2007 - 2009
Certified Legal Intern & AttorneyToledo Legal Defender2006 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
Ohio Association of Criminal Defense LawyersBoard Member2010 - Present
Ohio State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Allen County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
National College of DUI DefenseMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v MGNot Guilty by Jury
State v DBNot Guilty by Court and ALS license suspension vacated
State v BRreduction to no point violation, no license suspension
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Publication nameTitleDate
Ohio State Bar Association publicationPublished Thanks in OSBA Report re: CLE Lecturing2012
Ohio Association of Municipal Court JudgesThanks for Power Point Contrubutions2012
Emch Law Office Newsletter"The New OVI in Ohio and What You Need to Know Even if you NEVER Drink2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Toledo College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
University of ToledoPharmacyBS - Bachelor of Science2004
University of ToledoBusiness AdministrationOther - Bachelors2004
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
OVI Update 2015Intox 8000 Discovery after ILG2015
OACDL Advanced OVI Seminar - Best in the MidwestA Scientific and Statistical Assessment of the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests and the Drug Recognition Expert Program2015
OVI Update 2014Invalid Samples and Breath Testing2014
OVI UpdateDRE Overview2013
OVI Defense Update 2013What is ARIDE and what do I need to know about it?2013
Field Sobriety Testing in OVI casesDRE is coming to your jurisdiction2013
CBA OVI Part 2ARIDE Overview2013
Advanced OVI SeminarLegal and Tactical Challenges to DRE w/ Marcos Garza Esq.2013
Advanced OVI SeminarAn Objective Scientific Review of the DRE Program w/ Dr. Fran Gengo2013
OVI UpdateDrug Recognition Experts2012
OVI 2012Are Drug Recognition Experts What They Claim To Be?2012
Lucas County Bar AssociationThe New OVI, No Alcohol Required, DRE Comes to Ohio2012
Law Update 2012DRE Overview2012
Intoxilyzer 8000 is coming to a court near you8000 Caselaw Update2012
Intox 8000 - What You Need to Know to Defend Your Client8000 Caselaw Update (Perrysburg)2012
OSBA OVI Update 2011Are You Ready for the Intoxilyzer 8000 - Essential Motions2011
Columbus Bar Association OVI Seminar 2011So You Think OVI Practice is Easy2011