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
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
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.
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)
OVI Dismissed: OVI with an over-the-limit breath test dismissed in exchange for a non-moving violation thereby avoiding jail, license suspension, and points to our client's driving record. (Berea Municipal Court 3/13/2018)
2nd OVI With Refusal and Accident Dismissed: After arguing suppression issues, the court agreed to reduce charges eliminating all mandatory jail time. (Norwalk Municipal Court 3/6/2018)
OVI Charges Dismissed: Court agreed to dismiss OVI charges for a plea to a non-moving violation, vacating the ALS, eliminating the reinstatement fee, jail time, and license suspension. (Sandusky Municipal Court 2/16/2018)
Drug OVI Dismissed: Court agreed to dismiss an OVI based on levels of prescription meds in exchange for a reduced plea, vacating the ALS, eliminating the reinstatement fee, jail time, and license suspension. (Sandusky Municipal Court 2/16/2018)
OVI Driving Under a Suspension and OVI Charges Dismissed: Client was facing mandatory jail time for both charges; however, the court agreed to dismiss the charges and vacate the ALS in exchange for a reduced plea that saved our client from all jail time, a $475 reinstatement fee and a license suspension. (Sandusky Municipal Court 2/16/2018)
OVI Charges Dismissed: The court agreed to dismiss charges and vacate the administrative license suspension to save our client from jail, from a reinstatement fee and a license suspension (Sandusky Municipal Court 2/16/2018)
OVI Suspension and Leaving the Scene Dismissed: Through negotiations with the prosecutor, it was agreed that all charges should be dismissed. (Ottawa County Municipal Court 2/8/2018)
Second OVI Dismissed: With the strength of a strong suppression motion and our being ready to go to hearing, we were able to obtain a dismissal of second OVI charges in exchange for a non-moving violation. (Ottawa County Municipal Court 2/7/2018)
CDL Saved, OVI Dismissed: We helped our client get their OVI and administrative license suspension dismissed, saving our client's commercial driver's license and job. (North Royalton Mayor's Court 2/1/2018)
2nd Refusal OVI and Drug Paraphernalia Charges Dismissed: Although facing a mandatory minimum of 20 days in jail, a dismissal and reduction saved our client from all jail time and avoided a year's license suspension. (Elyria Municipal Court 1/18/2018)
Drug OVI Charges Dismissed: Although our client was charged with a refusal OVI alleging marijuana impairment and possession, a dismissal of the charges in exchange for a reduction saved our client from a year's license suspension, jail time and the driver's intervention program. (Elyria Municipal Court 1/18/2018)
OVI Charges Dismissed: After obtaining a reduction to a non-moving violation, our client avoided a license suspension, avoided jail time, and avoided the drivers intervention program. (Cleveland Municipal Court 1/17/2018)
OVI Refusal Charges Dismissed: Our client was saved from a license suspension, jail time, and the drivers intervention program when we negotiated a dismissal of OVI charges in exchange for a plea to a reduced citation. (Olmsted Falls Mayors Court 1/16/2018)