OVI (operating a vehicle impaired) is a newly designated criminal offense that encompasses drunk driving cases, driving while intoxicated (DWI), driving under the influence (DUI), and operating a motor vehicle impaired (OMVI). Under this new statute, actually driving the vehicle is no longer a requirement, and "vehicle" now refers to more than just a motor vehicle.
If you have been accused of drunk driving then your driver's license, your freedom, and your future could be on the line. When faced with an OVI charge, time is of the essence. Never underestimate your charges. You need an experienced defense lawyer who can stand up for your rights in court and walk you through the DUI/OVI process. DiCaudo, Pitchford & Yoder is a highly qualified criminal defense firm with extensive OVI experience.
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Our legal team will work tirelessly to help you reinstate your driver's license, avoid jail, avoid serious fines, and avoid a criminal conviction. Let us fight to clear your name along with your charges! We have successfully helped many clients charged with OVI avoid penalties such as:
Even a first-time OVI offense can result in a minimum of 3 days to 6 months in jail, fines from $375 to $1,075, license suspension from 6 months to 3 years, and a license reinstatement fee. Our firm can provide the competent legal counsel and skilled representation you will need when fighting OVI charges. We know how to challenge OVI test results and will ensure your constitutional rights are protected.
The important thing to remember is to not easily throw up the white flag by entering a guilty plea. Our team can get familiar with the evidence that the prosecutor plans to bring against you. We run a full scale investigation into the details of your case, and we dig for flaws and weaknesses that can discredit the prosecution's case against you. Once we identify major flaws we can then work to file a motion to have the evidence suppressed. During this process some important questions we bring up in court include:
Our first attempt will be to reach a mutually acceptable agreement with the prosecution. However, if no agreement can be made then we stand ready to take your case to trial.
Contact an Akron DUI lawyer at our office if you have been charged with OVI to have your case reviewed and for competent legal representation.