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Q: I was charged with ovi. No BAC level on ticket. Never booked or field sobriety test. What is going to happen to me

This my second ovi. First one 2011. I was taken to the hospital and submitted urine. I admitted to a beer and 2 shots. Plus possible marijuana in my system. I didn't want to lie. It had been a week or two since last smoking. They released me from the hospital and I was never booked or read my rights. They didn't list my BAC level on my ticket. What is going to happen to me.

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R. Scott Patterson
R. Scott Patterson
  • DUI & DWI Lawyer
  • Zanesville, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: There is no BAC on the ticket because at the time it was issued the officer did not have the urine test results back from BCI. Did the officer read a form to you before you gave the urine sample? Did you sign the front of the form, BMV 2255? If you are convicted of a simple low test OVI, your minimum jail sentence would be ten days. If it is a high test the minimum is twenty days. Consult an experienced OVI/DUI attorney.

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