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 […]
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 […]
Penalties for OVI & Child Endangerment
Child Endangerment Laws Ohio The crime of “child endangerment” is a criminal act or failure to act which places a child’s health or safety at risk of imminent danger. Ohio law regarding endangering children is design to protect those who are unable to help themselves, such as children under 18 years of age and physically […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Law Enforcement Must Follow the Rules Too
When it comes to OVI/DUI cases, there are rules for drivers to follow and rules for the police to follow. Failure to do so can result in consequences for both sides. For the driver, it can be anywhere from jail time to suspended license. The consequence for the law enforcement is to not be able […]
DUI/OVI Tips, Misconceptions and Mistakes
Can I be charged even though I am not driving? There is some confusion over what “operating a vehicle” exactly means. If you have one too many drinks and think it is safer to sleep in your car than try to drive home, it is ok to sleep in the back seat but put the […]
An OVI Attorney Could Save Your Career
While everyone knows not to drive while under the influence of alcohol, we understand that people make mistakes. They think they haven’t had that much or that they aren’t even driving that far. People believe that the risk of getting caught is worth the reward of getting home. Most also believe that the worst that […]
Ohio State Highway Patrol To Crack Down On Impaired Driving Over New Year’s Holiday
Earlier this week the Ohio State Highway Patrol issued a press release urging Ohio motorists to drive sober over the upcoming New Year’s Holiday and notifying drivers that Troopers will continue the OSHP’s crack down on impaired driving. According to the OSHP, troopers have arrested over 23,000 motorists this year for impaired driving. The Attorneys […]