Ohio DUI Attorneys

"I would recommend Brian Smith to everyone! He took as much time as I needed and won my case for me and put them in there place!!! Couldn't be happier!" - Ashley

If you have been charged with an OVI (operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs), contact us today for a free consultation so we can answer your questions and share how we can protect your license, fight your OVI charge and defend your rights.

 

 

We provide value-based legal services that are client centered and results driven, as well as free initial telephone consultations.  We offer flat fees, payment plans and accept credit cards for convenience.

 

Contact us now for a free, no obligation, confidential legal consultation to protect your rights today.

 

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Police might charge you for ANY of the following:

A.  Refusing an evidentiary breath test.

B.  Taking the test and scoring over the legal limits.

C.  Even after a test shows you are below the limit if the police officer simply believes you consumed some alcohol that adversely affected and appreciably impaired your ability to operate your vehicle.

Mandatory Incarceration, Fines and Court Costs

Driver’s License Suspensions

Restricted License Plates

Interlock Systems You Must Pay For

Forced Treatment

Immobilization and Forfeiture of Your Vehicle

Loss of Your Job and Loss of Your CDL

Increased Auto Insurance Rates or Cancellation

Restrict your ability to travel to Canada

Embarrassment

"Immediate responses and effective litigation - Can't ask for better"
Allison

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OVI is the acronym that refers to a violation of Ohio Revised Code Section 4511.19,  operating vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs.  It is still commonly referred to as a DUI (driving under the influence), or even DWI (driving while intoxicated), which are simply old acronyms.  All of these  mean the same thing, which are charges of a violation of the Ohio Code Section 4511.19, or  a similar municipal ordinance.

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We believe in "innocent until proven guilty" and "proof beyond a reasonable doubt."  Our clients trust us for providing a strategically aggressive legal defense.

By serving as active DUI/OVI Defense Attorneys through the years with clients throughout Northern Ohio, we have earned respect for our knowledge of the intricacies of Ohio OVI laws, refined our strategies to investigate and defeat charges, and sharpened our skills at persuading prosecutors, judges, and juries.

800-641-1970

 

OUR RECENT CASES/NEWS

OVI Dismissed: Our client was pulled over for speeding but was charged with an OVI because she had spilt Taco Bell admitted to have two glasses of wine earlier in the day. The OVI was dismissed, accepting a non-moving violation saving her from a year license suspension, 6 points on her license and an OVI conviction that may have caused her problems with her nursing job. (Rocky River Municipal Court 7/26/2018)

OVI Dismissed: Our client was pulled over for an expired license plate only to find himself charged for operative a vehicle while impaired because he admitted he had three drinks earlier in the day. We obtained a dismissal of the OVI with our client accepting a non-moving violation, saving himself from a license suspension. (Rocky River Municipal Court 7/26/2018)

OVI Dismissed: After intensive negotiations, OVI charges were dismissed with our client pleading to just a non-moving violation instead. (Rocky River Municipal Court 7/12/2018)

OVI Dismissed: After researching our clients case, reviewing police reports and video, filing a suppression motion and attending a suppression hearing, further negotiations with the prosecutor led to a dismissal of OVI charges in exchange for an agreement to a plea to reckless op., thereby eliminating the license suspension and mandatory penalties that would have come with an OVI conviction. (Norwalk Municipal Court 6/28/2018)

Refusal OVI Dismissed: Intensive negotiations with the prosecutor resulted in our client's OVI being dismissed in exchange for a plea to a non-moving violation. (Berea Municipal Court 6/19/2018)

Administrative License Suspension Vacated: An administrative license suspension for a person with third OVI in ten years and who refused the breath test was vacated after showing that the ALS form was not properly filed with the court. (Vermilion Municipal Court 6/19/2018)

OVI Dismissed: Court agreed to dismiss a refusal OVI in exchange for a plea to a non-moving violation. (Elyria Municipal Court 6/18/2018)

OVI and Open Container Charges Dismissed: Charges were dismissed in exchange for plea to a reduced charge, saving our client from jail, higher fines and points. (Huron Municipal Court 6/1/2018)

Domestic Violence Charges Dismissed: Charges brought as a result of a marital argument and slap were dismissed, saving our client from the loss of her professional license. (Huron Municipal Court 6/1/2018)

Breath Test OVI and License Suspension Dismissed: OVI charges dismissed with an agreement to a non-moving violation, saving our client from high fines, points, and a license suspension. (Sandusky County Municipal Court - Clyde 5/17/2018)

OVI Charges and License Suspension Dismissed: The court agreed to dismiss breath test OVI charges and vacate the administrative license suspension in exchange to a plea to a lesser charge, saving our client from a suspension, reinstatement fees, large fines, and any jail time. (Sandusky Municipal Court 5/1/2018)

Breath Test OVI Dismissed: As a result of our suppression motion challenging a traffic stop in a gated community, the court agreed to dismiss OVI charges in exchange for a reduction to a non-moving violation. (Ottawa County Municipal Court 4/13/2018)

OVI With Breath Test Dismissed: Prosecutor and court agreed with us to dismiss the OVI charges in exchange for a non-moving citation that protected our client from high fines, points to his license, and a year-long license suspension (Rocky River Municipal Court 3/15/2018)

This is an area of law that is ever changing with penalties  becoming harsher.  Without an attorney who regularly practices as a DUI lawyer and who keeps up with the complex changes, you might be asked to plea and take it on the chin.  Instead, we have the experience and skill to investigate the OVI charges against you and assert your best legal defenses to fight your DUI for you.

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Brian J. Smith, ltd.

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Phone: 800-641-1970

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The Law Offices of Brian J. Smith, ltd. provides legal services throughout Ohio, from Cleveland to Toledo, including Sandusky, Akron, Vermilion, Huron, Elyria, Lorain, Port Clinton, Rocky River, Parma, Oak Harbor, Norwalk, Milan, Amherst, Sheffield, Avon, Oberlin, North Ridgeville, North Olmsted, Bay Village, Westlake, Cleveland Heights, Lakewood, Brook Park, Strongsville, Garfield Heights, Euclid, Medina, Maple Heights, Bellevue, Clyde and Berea, and within counties such as Cuyahoga, Lorain, Erie, Ottawa, Lucas, Portage, Sandusky, Seneca, Huron, Medina, Summit, Portage, Geauga County, Lake, Ashtabula.

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DUI Defense Lawyers Association
Parma Bar Association
Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers - OACDL
Ohio State Bar Association - OSBA
Lorain County Bar Association
National College for DUI Defense
Cleveland Metro Bar Association - CMBA
West Shore Bar Association - WSBA
Ohio Employment Lawyers Association - OELA
American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys
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Ohio State Bar Association - OSBA
National Lawyers Guild
Ohio Employment Lawyers Association - OELA
American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys
Parma Bar Association
Lorain County Bar Association
Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers - OACDL
National College for DUI Defense
DUI Defense Lawyers Association
Cleveland Metro Bar Association - CMBA
West Shore Bar Association - WSBA
DUI Defense Attorneys
American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys
National College for DUI Defense
DUI Defense Lawyers Association
DUI Defense Lawyers Association
American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys
National College for DUI Defense
Cleveland Metro Bar Association - CMBA
Ohio State Bar Association - OSBA
Lorain County Bar Association
Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers - OACDL
Ohio Employment Lawyers Association - OELA
West Shore Bar Association - WSBA
DUI Defense Attorneys
National College for DUI Defense
Expertise - Best DUI Lawyers in Cleveland
DUI Defense Lawyers Association
American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys

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National College for DUI Defense
DUI Defense Lawyers Association
West Shore Bar Association - WSBA
Ohio State Bar Association - OSBA
Lorain County Bar Association
Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers - OACDL
Ohio Employment Lawyers Association - OELA
Superb Litigation Attorneys
American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys
Parma Bar Association
Clients Choice Criminal Defense Attorneys
John A. Sivinski, AV Preeminent Attorney
John A. Sivinski, Million Dollar Advocate
Catholic Attorneys
National Lawyers Guild
DUI Defense Attorneys
National College for DUI Defense
American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys
Expertise - Best DUI Lawyers in Cleveland
DUI Defense Lawyers Association
Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers - OACDL
Ohio Employment Lawyers Association - OELA
Ohio State Bar Association - OSBA
Cleveland Metro Bar Association - CMBA
National College for DUI Defense
DUI Defense Lawyers Association
West Shore Bar Association - WSBA
Superb Litigation Attorneys
Clients Choice Criminal Defense Attorneys
American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys
National Lawyers Guild
Parma Bar Association
John A. Sivinski, AV Preeminent Attorney
John A. Sivinski, Million Dollar Advocate
Catholic Attorneys