“I was wrongly convicted of murder. I spent nearly 17 years in prison fighting my case. When I finally won a new trial, I chose Greg Robey to be a part of my defense team. He found an FBI agent who had worked on the case in the 1980s, along with critical pieces of evidence that we thought were long lost. After a long and very hard-fought trial, I was found Not Guilty of all charges. I owe my freedom to Greg Robey and my defense team.” -R.R., Ravenna, Ohio
Nationwide, the blood alcohol level (BAL) or blood alcohol concentration (BAC) limit has been set at .08 percent. This means that if you have a BAC of .08 percent or higher, you are legally intoxicated and it is unlawful for you to operate a motor vehicle. Currently, the regulation allows for two adults of average height and weight to have a bottle of wine with dinner and remain under the legal limit.
However, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is urging states to lower their BAC and BAL limits to .05 percent. Many parties, including tavern and bar owners, are strongly against lowering the alcohol limit. Some of the factors that led the NTSB to issue such a statement include the following:
It’s still too soon to tell if the BAC limit in Ohio and across the country will be lowered. If you are arrested or charged with DUI, you have rights and you can fight back. Contact a criminal defense attorney for legal support.