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.
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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.
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.
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.
OUR RECENT CASES/NEWS
Pot/Marijuana OVI Dismissed: After raising issues with respect to the traffic stop, delays in discovery and with the urine test, the OVI was completely dismissed (Norwalk Municipal Court, 11/16/2018)
Refusal OVI Dismissed: We persuaded the prosecutor and judge to agree to reduce OVI charges to a non-moving violation, saving our client from a year-long license suspension, points to his driver's license, high fines and jail. (Berea Municipal Court, 11/1/2018)
Refusal OVI Dismissed: Our client was saved from the implications of an OVI on their record and avoided jail time and high fines. (Ottawa County Municipal Court, 10/24/2018)
OVI Dismissed: Our client was saved from a lengthy license suspension, jail, a driver's intervention program and six points to his driving record. (Elyria Municipal Court, 10/22/2018)
OVI Dismissed: An OVI and five other charges were dismissed in exchange for a plea to a minor misdemeanor with a maximum $150 fine, no jail time, no drivers intervention program, no probation and no license suspension. (Euclid Municipal Court, 10/18/2018)
Refusal OVI Dismissed: With the OVI dismissed, our client was saved from a year's license suspension, points on her license, jail time, and high fines. (Sheffield Village Mayor's Court, 10/18/2018)
Refusal OVI Dismissed: Through negotiating with the prosecutor, an agreement was reached to dismiss an OVI charge against our client. (Ottawa County Municipal Court, 10/12/2018)
Third in 10 OVI Reduced to First: After extensive discussions regarding the applicability of two prior out-of-state OVI charges, it was agreed to treat this OVI charge as a first in 10, saving our client from a mandatory thirty days in jail. (Elyria Municipal Court, 10/10/2018)
Second Lifetime OVI Dismissed: After a great deal of work, the State agreed to dismiss OVI charges despite being a second lifetime OVI. (Berea Municipal Court, 10/9/2018)
OVI, turn signal, marked lanes and seatbelt charges dismissed: The state agreed to dismiss several charges, including an OVI, in exchange for a plea to a non-moving violation that avoided a license suspension entirely, high fines and points. (Cleveland Municipal Court, 10/2/2018)
Physical Control Charge Dismissed: Our client had originally been charged with an OVI, but after showing the court that the vehicle had not been moved/operated, the state attempted to bring a physical control charge several months later. We filed to dismiss the charges as violating speedy trial rights and the court agreed. (Euclid Municipal Court, 9/24/2018)
OVI and Resisting Arrest Charges Dismissed: In exchange for a plea to a non-moving violation and minor misdemeanor, saving our client from a license suspension, points to his driving record and mandatory jail time, we were able to get the following charges dismissed entirely: OVI, left of center, improper turn, weaving, seat belt violation and resisting arrest. (Berea Municipal Court, 9/18/2018)
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
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.
We believe in "innocent until proven guilty" and "proof beyond a reasonable doubt." Our clients trust us for providing a strategically aggressive legal defense.
Sample of some communities regularly served
20545 Center Ridge Rd.
Rocky River, OH 44116
Satellite Office Locations:
Port Clinton, Ohio
South Euclid, Ohio