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Law Offices of Lorin J Zaner
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Lorin Zaner

Spitzer Bg
Toledo OH 43604
(419) 242-8214

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If I am stopped for a DUI, what if any test should I take?

There are a number of field performance tests that various police agencies administer. These include, among others: horizontal gaze; walking a straight line and turning; one leg raise, alphabet; etc. Do not take any of these tests. The police are looking for evidence to use against you. They are not really looking to determine if you are under the influence of alcohol. They have made that determination by your driving, your breath, your eyes, the smell of alcohol and other observations they make. The field tests just support their conclusion.

You do not have to take these tests. There is no consequence for your failure to do so, other than you will be considered uncooperative and arrested. They will likely arrest you anyway. Tell the officer you would like to do the tests, but your attorney advised you not to. Or, tell the officer you want to contact your attorney before performing any tests.

You must realize that likelihood of your passing these tests are slim. Also, the officer could put down that you failed the test, even if you felt you passed. Your word versus the officer’s is a losing proposition. Remember, you are likely nervous, tired and possibly under the influence. You have not done these tests before and are being judged by someone who has done and observed these over a thousand times. You are not likely satisfying the officer’s requirements.

Attorney Lorin Zaner is a criminal and juvenile defense attorney located in Toledo, Ohio, and licensed to practice in Ohio, Michigan and Federal Court. While his practice covers a wide range of criminal offenses, he has become one of the nation's leading attorneys in the successful defense of child abuse allegations, including but not limited to false allegations of sexual abuse and allegations of shaken baby syndrome.

Lorin believes in providing each client with prompt, personal attention. He makes every effort to return phone calls promptly and to keep clients thoroughly informed of the options available to him or her at each stage of the case. Lorin always focuses his advice and efforts toward the best resolution for you. After all, your success is his success.

Lorin's general philosphy which he has carried out over 30+ years of law practice is that trial preparation is critical to any successful litigation, whether it be civil or criminal. In criminal cases, Lorin strives hard to defend a client based on the legal and factual significance of each case.

He vigoriously prepares to defend a client as if a trial is a foregone conclusion. After reviewing the law and the facts as applied to a particular case, it is only then, and as a last option where options are already limited, that Lorin considers working out a plea deal for his clients.

This same philosophy carries over to his civil practice. Whether he is representing a Plaintiff or a Defendant, his preparation proceeds as if he will need to battle the opposing side at a trial. This philosphy has led to many successful litigations in favor of his clients.

Lorin Zaner Bio

Experienced Toledo criminal attorney Lorin J. Zaner practicing criminal defense litigaton & lawsuits in Ohio & Michigan.


1966-70 University of Toledo B S Ch. E (cum laude)
1973-75 University of Toledo J.D.


1985-Present: ZANER & CIMERMAN

Associated with Adrian P. Cimerman, Carla B. Davis, and Jill M. Varnes-Richardson in the private practice of law. Represent clients in Ohio, Michigan and Federal Courts.


Representing indigent defendants in juvenile and criminal courts.

1976-1984: GOLDSTEIN & ZANER

Associated with Jeffrey Goldstein in the private practice of law. Represented clients in Ohio, Michigan and Federal Courts.


Licensed in the State of Ohio
Licensed in the State of Michigan
Licensed in the Federal Court of the State of Ohio
Licensed in the Federal Court of the State of Michigan
Toledo Bar Association
Ohio Bar Association
Michigan Bar Association
American Bar Association
Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Ohio Trial Lawyers Association
American Trial Lawyers Association


Law Review Research Editor
Moot Court Competition, 3rd place
Tau Beta Pi, Engineering Honorary
Vice President Phi Eta Sigma, Freshman Honorary
President Student Chapter American Institute of Chemical Engineers
Engineer in Training Certificate
Recipient of Local Design Award from American Institute of Chemical Engineers
Phi Kappa Phi Honorary
Dean's List

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