Have you been charged with an OVI or DUI?
One small mistake can wreak havoc on insurance, employment, and family life. Drunk driving carries substantial mandatory penalties in Ohio, even for a first offense. Incarceration, license suspensions, and substantial fines are all required if convicted of DUI/OVI, and even a first conviction can result in up to 6 months jail and/or a 3 year license suspension.
Contact Us today to get your life back to normal.
When arrested for or charged with driving under the influence, also referred to as operating a vehicle while under the influence, the best action available is to have experienced legal counsel. The outcome of the case will also depend on the circumstances of the incident: if driver is underaged, if other party was injured, if the driver has previous DUI/OVI convictions, if the charges have been brought as a felony or a misdemeanor, and other circumstances.
DUI/OVI charges or convictions have the capacity to alter life in drastic ways, which include the following:
• Jail/prison sentence
• Significant fines
• Driver’s license suspension
• Yellow car license plates
• Installation of an ignition interlock
While self-representation may be tempting, having experienced legal assistance can make a difference. Many first-time offenses can have the charges dropped or lowered to lesser charges, and if that is not possible, evaluate all options with the knowledge that comes with experience. Even when considering a plea to the charge, there is a great deal experienced legal counsel can do to help regarding sentencing.