Attorney Jon J. Saia Gives Presentation About Handling OVI Cases from Beginning to End

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Members of the Central Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers recently received instruction from one of the lawyers of The Law Offices of Saia & Piatt, Inc. In his presentation, Attorney Jon J. Saia broke down the various aspects of OVI cases.

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On May 28, 2014, Columbus Attorney Jon J. Saia gave a presentation titled “Handling an OVI Case – From Start to Finish” before the Central Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (COACDL). The attorney has extensive experience and advanced training in the defense of charges for operating a vehicle under the influence (OVI). Mr. Saia is the founding member of The Law Offices of Saia & Piatt, Inc.

The presentation covered various stages of an OVI case, including the point of initial contact between the driver and the officer, the lawyer’s initial interview with the client, the arraignment and first appearance in court, the discovery stage, the suppression hearing, the trial, etc. He discussed the process of getting breath, blood and urine tests properly evaluated, and he also explored other topics that have to do with handling OVI cases.

Attorney Saia frequently serves as a speaker and instructor on topics related to OVI defense. In addition to his more than two decades of legal experience, his certifications in the area of OVI testing also make him well-qualified to teach on this subject. Mr. Saia is certified in the operation, diagnostic verification and calibration of BAC DataMaster breath testing devices, and he is also certified to instruct others in the administration of standardized field sobriety testing (SFST). Because of his advanced knowledge in his field, Attorney Saia also provides expert testimony in other lawyers’ cases involving OVI charges.

Attorney Saia earned his Juris Doctor from Capital University in 1986 and he was admitted to the Ohio State Bar in 1987. He has been repeatedly included in the Ohio Super Lawyers® list, recognized by Martindale-Hubbell® with an AV® Rating (the highest rating offered), and he has achieved a 10.0 Superb Avvo Rating. He serves as the DUI Defense Chair for the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense, and he is also a member of many other professional associations.

As a law firm with more than 100 years of combined legal experience, The Law Offices of Saia & Piatt brings exceptional legal insight and skill to its clients’ cases. The law firm’s practice areas include criminal defense, OVI defense, family law and estate planning. The firm also provides legal counsel for issues concerning liquor permits and compliance. The members of The Law Offices of Saia & Piatt make themselves available for clients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. More information about the firm is available at

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