Questions often come up regarding the parental rights of a father. In Ohio, the father's parental rights of a child depend on the marital status of the parents when the child was born.
Attorney Jon Saia has years of experience handling OVI cases in Ohio, and his insight was recently sought out by ABC 6 for a story about a repeat drunk driver. Although not involved with this case, Attorney Saia spoke to ABC 6 as a legal expert. Watch Attorney Saia's interview for "Accused Repeat Drunk Driver Was on Probation at Time of Crash".
Last week the Ohio Supreme Court made a major ruling that could seriously impact the way an individual's BAC is tested on the road. The Court ruled that any defendant may ask to review data collected by the Intoxilyzer 8000, which state health officials claim they do not have the resources to collect or provide. If they do not, the hundreds of breath machines the state purchased may no longer be approved for BAC testing on the road.
The Ohio Legislature is considering a bill which would make ignition interlock devices (IID) mandatory for first time OVI offenders. H.B. 469 or "Annie's Law," will be voted on next week by the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee. Jessica D'Varga, of the Law Offices of Saia & Piatt, Inc., was asked to provide opposition testimony on behalf of the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (OACDL). OACDL opposes the bill for several reasons.