got pulled over for dui, but i take medication will that affect the test and could not blow the whole time at station so its a refusal so whats next

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got pulled over for dui, but i take medication will that affect the test and could not blow the whole time at station so its a refusal so whats next

want to know it is worth getting a lawyer or not because know i was not drunk was wondering if the medication would affect the test, and at the station the test woyuld not register cause i could not blow for the 20 oto 25 seconds they wanted me to blow.. just want to know my options ifn i have any..

Asked on May 24, 2009 under Criminal Law, Ohio

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 12 years ago | Contributor

Ohio DUI / OVI law makes it a crime for any person to operate a motor vehicle while having any amount of alcohol or drugs or combination of the drugs and alcohol that impairs their physical or mental abilities to an appreciable degree.  This offense does not require proof of any specific amount of alcohol in your system; therefore, you don't have to take the blood, breath, or urine test  to be convicted of this offense.

Since this is a criminal matter it is advisable to get an attorney.  It will be well worth it if he/she can mange to get the charges reduced or dropped.  You don't want to have a criminal record if you can help it.


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