Attorney Jon Saia has recently renewed his membership in the National College for DUI Defense (NCDD). The organization focuses on protecting the rights of defendants in DUI cases and improving their ability to fight their charges.
The United States Supreme Court has determined that "the natural dissipation of alcohol in the bloodstream does not constitute an exigency in every case sufficient to justify conducting a blood test without a warrant."
Each year, thousands of police officers are provided a manual compiled by the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) with techniques utilized by law enforcement to detect whether someone is driving with a BAC over.08. Police officers are trained in OVI/DUI detection and the proper administration of standardized field sobriety tests to individuals suspected of drunk driving using this manual. This manual is also utilized by prosecutors, defense attorneys and judges during the course of an OVI/DUI case to determine whether an officer has properly arrested someone accused of OVI/DUI.
Ohio Attorney Jon Saia's passion and hard work in the area of OVI defense has earned him some recognition--he has been featured on the cover of the 2014 Ohio & Kentucky issue of Super Lawyers® Magazine . The magazine's cover story discusses Attorney Saia's passion for challenging various aspects of what he considers to be a deeply flawed DUI/OVI system.