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Akron OVI Defense Attorney

Defending Against Drunk Driving Charges in Ohio

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.

Call (330) 787-9841 or request your free case review online now!

DUI Penalties in Ohio

We know how to challenge OVI test results and will ensure your constitutional rights are protected. 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!

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 have successfully helped many clients charged with OVI avoid penalties such as:

  • Probation
  • Jail time
  • Fines
  • Restitution
  • Court-ordered alcohol or drug treatment
  • Ignition Interlock Devices
  • Higher Insurance Rates
  • Driver's License Suspension
  • Vehicle forfeiture
  • Permanent criminal record

Common OVI Defenses

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:

  • Did the arresting officer have probable cause to pull you over?
  • Was the officer legally allowed to detain you for DUI/OVI?
  • Were the field sobriety tests conducted properly?
  • Was your DUI/OVI arrest justifiable?
  • Did the arresting officer follow protocol abide by all regulations?
  • Was the breath test, urine test, or blood test administered correctly?
  • Was all the paperwork filled out according to standards?

Looking for a DUI Defense Attorney in Akron, Ohio or Summit County, Portage County, Stark County & Medina County?

  • Our lawyers have 85+ years’ experience,
  • Have been selected for U.S. News—Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms”,
  • Are backed by a proven track record of OVI defense, and
  • Offer 24/7 availability to answer your questions

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.

Testimonials 

Real Stories From Former Clients
  • “I was charged with a high-tier OVI after I failed field sobriety tests and consented to a breathalyzer, blowing a .201. As a VP of Sales, my career hinges on the ability to drive and represent myself ...”

    - Michael C.
  • “I would like to thank your organization and especially Tom DiCaudo for representing me. After being charged with OVI, Tom did the seemingly impossible, having all alcohol related charges dropped. ...”

    - MG
  • “I found Mr. DiCaudo through a Google search and met with him on a Sunday. He was very considerate and genuinely interested in defending a friend of mine. He was really clear on his defense strategy ...”

    - RE
  • “I would like to take a moment to personally thank Mr. Tom DiCaudo for helping me through my case and a difficult time for me and my family. I was charged with OVI and a separate charge of Refusal. ...”

    - MY
  • “An OVI was the most depressing situation I have ever experienced. Feeling lost my first lawyer, a general practitioner who happens to have worked OVI cases, said there was an automatic hard time and ...”

    - MM
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