OVI

What to Expect When Being Charged for a Third Offense OVI

Facing a third charge of operating a vehicle under the influence (OVI) in Ohio brings serious consequences and legal challenges that demand immediate attention. Understanding what to expect can help you manage the process effectively. The process typically begins with a traffic stop. An officer might pull you over for erratic driving, a traffic violation, […]

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How Long Does OVI Stay on Your Record in Ohio?

A conviction on charges of operating a vehicle under the influence (OVI) can have severe consequences for an Ohio driver. Most offenders would like to put this experience behind them as soon as possible. However, even when you have completed your time in jail or paid the necessary fines, you may wonder how long an […]

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What Is the Penalty for OVI in Ohio?

In Ohio, the legal term for what most people call “driving under the influence” (DUI) is “operating a vehicle while impaired,” or OVI. Ohio authorities aggressively pursue OVI cases to protect impaired drivers and others on the road from potential harm. Therefore, you can expect stiff penalties upon conviction for an OVI charge. The team […]

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Do You Need a Lawyer for a First-Time Ohio OVI?

Driving under the influence is a serious offense in all states, and Ohio is no exception. In Ohio, this offense is termed Operating a Vehicle Impaired (OVI). If you or someone you know is facing a first-time OVI charge in Ohio, one of the most pressing questions is likely: Do I need a lawyer? Understanding […]

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Are you Facing an Ohio OVI Charge?

An Ohio OVI charge can lead to very serious consequences that can directly affect your future. Consulting with an experienced Ohio OVI attorney early in the process can translate to an advantageous outcome that upholds your rights and best interests.  The Collateral Consequences of an OVI A OVI is a criminal charge that can have lasting effects on your […]

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What Is the Difference Between a DUI and an OVI?

In the state of Ohio, individuals may face specific charges if found operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs. These charges are commonly identified by the acronyms DUI, DWI, and OVI, each carrying distinct legal implications. Understanding the definitions and disparities between these charges is crucial. An experienced Ohio OVI defense attorney […]

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Can I Apply for a Hardship License?

When people have been arrested for and convicted of operating a vehicle impaired (OVI), they usually lose their licenses for a specific period of time. Driving, after all, is considered a privilege, not a right. However, for people who depend on their cars to get to and from work, for example, they might be able […]

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Keeping Your Memorial Day OVI Free

With Memorial Day weekend only a few weeks away, many people are planning festive celebrations to kick off the official beginning of summer. If part of your festivities involves drinking alcohol, ensure that you have a course of action to avoid an OVI arrest since there will most likely be a lot more Ohio police officers out […]

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What to Do If My Child Faces OVI Charges?

In Ohio, persons under the age of 21 who are charged with drunk driving offenses face a different situation compared to those who are over 21 years old. Although the BAC for those age 21 and over is .08%, the limit for those under the age of 21 is .02%. Those who under 21 years […]

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Thinking About Drinking At The Republican Convention?

Following the miraculous victory of the Cleveland Cavaliers, anyone who found themselves celebrating in Northeast Ohio witnessed something not seen in fifty-two years, a championship. Following game seven, and especially during the victory parade, the people of Cleveland could be found not only celebrating in the local bars, but also on the streets. Even with […]

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