In Ohio, under the influence is a term of art. If your case goes to a jury trial, the judge will instruct the jurors on exactly what that means. Here’s what you need to know. Under the influence means that you’ve consumed some alcohol, whether mild or potent, basically, weak or strong, that has appreciably impaired your mental faculties and essentially your ability to operate a motor vehicle. Appreciably impaired is essentially equivalent to noticeably impaired. A key question in your case is going to be whether your ability to operate a motor vehicle is noticeably affected by alcohol. Even good people can be caught up on the wrong side of the law. You or your family member has never been in this situation before. We’re in this situation every day. We’ll explain it to you, we’ll walk you through it, and you will feel comfortable with us representing you. If you’re stopped by the man, call the man.
 
Steven R. Adams
Steven R. Adams is a criminal defense lawyer dedicated to DUI, OVI, and criminal defense in Cincinnati, Ohio.