DUI OVI Lawyer Near Sylvania, Ohio

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DUI and OVI Charges in Ohio

In the State of Ohio, Driving Under the Influence (DUI) is more recently known as Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated (OVI). It is a crime in Ohio to drive a vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08 or above. Depending on the type of license one has (either a personal or commercial driver’s license), this limit could even be lower. OVI charges can also involve controlled substances such: marijuana, cocaine, heroin, meth and others if over certain limits. If a driver is found to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs in excess of the legal limits, they are typically charged with an OVI under Ohio law.

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The Legal Consequences and Severity of DUI/OVI Charges

An OVI charge creates a serious life changing event with significant consequences. A sentence can include jail time, fines, and loss of driving privileges. Legal costs can be expensive. Oftentimes loss of employment occurs with the charge. The OVI conviction can not be expunged and lasts a lifetime. If convicted of more than one OVI, enhanced sentencing penalties are possible.

The Importance of Hiring an Experienced Lawyer for Defense

Being charged and convicted of an OVI can be a life changing event. To protect you, seeking the services of an OVI attorney is essential. She will discuss and apply the law to your facts. She can control the case from start to finish providing you with a legal opportunity to challenge the OVI. Without her guidance, costly mistakes can be made, inadvertent statements can be used against you, and the prosecutor can take advantage of you. That’s why retaining an OVI attorney is so important.

How Can A Law Firm Help After a DUI / OVI Charge?

Charged with an OVI in Sylvania? Lost your driver’s license? We can help. Our OVI attorneys will be involved with you from start to finish. Our hands-on approach allows us to be there from the arraignment through trial. In some instances, we will negotiate a resolution to your case. When appropriate, we will assist you in getting your driver’s license reinstated. We are always available and committed to providing you with the legal assistance you need and deserve.
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