I blew a .10 and was given a citation and was sent home. What should I expect to get in court? is there any way to get it off?
Only an experienced local attorney can answer your question. Only an experienced criminal defense attorney can review the specific facts of your case to see if there is a defense or mitigating facts that might convince the prosecutor to drop or reduce the charges, or allow you to prevail at trial. Only a local attorney will know what punishments are typical in your local court, and whether or not there is a viable argument for less punishment.
If your parents cannot afford an experienced local defense lawyer, ask for a public defender when you get to court.
Under Ohio law there is more in play than just a BrAC reading, you need to have an attorney review ALL of the evidence in the matter to determine if the state can prove all the elements in the matter. DUI/OVI attorneys are well suited for this type of case as they routinly handle the specific details of alcohol related cases. Additionally a local attorney will be well versed in alternative / diversion programs as a fallback.
Excuse spelling/typos as this response is via blackberry.
Hire an Attorney to attempt to reduce this to a non-alcohol related offense-- or expect to have a conviction, lose your license for six months, pay a $475 license reinstatement fee to the BMV, and hiking your insurance rates--is what to expect, so you better be proactive. Good Luck.
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