Attorney Joseph Patituce discusses what you should do if the Cincinnati police claim you smelled like alcohol when it was your passenger.
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The Police In Cincinnati Claimed I Smelled Like Alcohol
However It Was My Passenger - What Must I Do?
It is very usual that the police will stop the automobile to see if the driver is drunk or even driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. To find out if the driver is drunk, they'll smell for the odor of alcohol. In case they smell alcohol, chances are you will be pulled out from the vehicle for extra questioning. Sometimes the police could wrongly accuse you with DUI if the passengers inside your car are actually drunk and not you. If you are erroneously accused of driving under the influence when you know that you're not under the influence of any sort of sedatives, then you should look for guidance from a highly skilled law firm like the Cincinnati Law Firm for a good and extreme protection.
DUI Laws and regulations in Cincinnati
Different states have different Blood Alcohol Content limitation which decides how much you are intoxicated by alcoholic beverages. In Ohio, this limit is 0.08 or above. Should you be charged with DUI then you are most likely to experience a large fine as well as jail time. The punishment differs with the number of times you are convicted of the exact same offence. For the first offence the jail time ranges from 72 hrs to 6 months and a fine $250 to $1000. The punishment increases for the second offense.
The imprisonment can vary from 10 days to 1 year. The best way to prevent this is by not traveling when under influence. The BAC results rely on your physical structure, gender and weight. Men have got a better capacity to remain stable and get a BAC test result within the limitations as compared to females. The body-fat proportion also influences BAC results. If you have a large built, then you'll have additional control than if you have a slim body. A fat individual can pass the test. So, we can say that BAC results rely upon several things.
What you can do if claimed of smelling like liquor?
First of all, if you're not drunk or not intoxicated by any kind of sedatives, then you will not be charged since you've not breached any legal requirement. The passenger must even not be charged with anything because he is not driving and if the driver is not charged with DUI. However, in case you have been arrested with DUI even if you were sober, then you need to right away make contact with a professional lawyer such as Cincinnati Legal Help so that you have a strong protection by your side and you're given justice.
Being pulled out by the automobile is a standard procedure to check if you are drunk. Nonetheless, if you aren't drunk, then you shouldn't be charged. It's the mistake of the police officers in case you are wrongly charged with DUI. You don't need to worry as a sound defense will turn the case on your side and you will not be convicted of any sort of penalty or fine.
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