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How Do I handle My DUI/OVI Charge?

 Q. I was recently diagnosed with a medical condition that surfaces intermittently. I suddenly black out and regain consciousness within a few seconds, I’m told. My doctor prescribed a medication that causes drowsiness. One day, I was driving on the highway, and my car swerved, due to my temporary loss of control. I had taken my medication about one-half hour before the incident. Law enforcement pulled me over, and the officer insisted that I submit to a Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) test. When I refused, the officer arrested me without reading my rights.

 A. Consult a criminal defense attorney immediately. There are always mitigating circumstances that can either reduce your sentence or dismiss the charges entirely. The fact that you were driving a vehicle while taking a prescribed medication may operate as a mitigating factor in your defense. As to the circumstances surrounding your arrest, your criminal defense lawyer will discuss the specifics of your case and apprise you of your rights.

You should communicate with a criminal law attorney immediately!


Brian D. Joslyn, Esq. has advocated for numerous clients throughout the Ohio region. He has been selected as a top criminal defense attorney in Columbus, Ohio, by CEO Magazine. He also has been ranked by the National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys as one of the ten best criminal defense lawyers in Ohio. Most recently, he was heralded by the Expertise organization as one of the area’s most prominent OVI attorneys. His practice boasts a consistent track record of success in outright dismissals or a reduction of charges against those who seek the firm’s representation. Brian strives to lead his community and staff to aspire to the highest standards of legal practice. To that end, he works tirelessly to ensure that his clients are fully informed of their rights, tailoring every defense to maximize their chances of the most favorable outcome under the circumstances of each case.

Brian and his exceptional staff aim to assist defendants at every step of their case, whether the suspects/defendants have been the focus of a criminal  investigation or charged with a crime. Brian understands that at the heart of criminal law practice is the presumption of innocence until guilt is proven beyond a reasonable doubt. The prosecution’s high standard of proof requires extensive production of evidence which can be refuted by cogent, incisive defense strategies, designed to restore a given suspect/defendant’s dignity and reintegration into society.

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Columbus, OH 43215
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Posted - 07/22/2020 | Ohio