While no one ever assumes that they will be caught drinking and driving, a DUI/OVI charge can happen to anyone. What most people don’t think about is how serious of an offense a DUI (driving under the influence), called OVI (operating a vehicle under the influence) in Ohio, is. If you have been charged with an OVI offense, it is imperative that you contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer near you for legal representation immediately.
If you are convicted on an OVI charge, you may face myriad consequences depending upon the details of your case. Potential penalties include:
In addition to the above penalties, you may also lose a professional license if you carry one, and may have difficulty securing employment after a conviction. Keep in mind that the more intoxicated you are, the more severe the likely penalties. Further, limits are lower for underage drivers.
It is smart to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney to represent you after you have been charged with a DUI/OWI. One of the most valuable things that an attorney brings to the table is knowledge of OWI laws, including laws pertaining to the legal acquiring of evidence.
One strong defense to an OWI/DUI claim that an attorney can use to have charges against you dropped, lessened, or to have evidence suppressed is the illegality of evidence. For example, our attorneys may be able to prove that the police officer did not have probable cause to pull you over, incorrectly administered a breath or blood alcohol test, or that the tests were defective.
If a defense to an OWI/DUI is not possible, then our attorneys can help you to understand other options, such as negotiating a plea bargain with the prosecution, in which you plead guilty to charges in exchange for reduced charges or sentencing.
At The VanNoy Firm, we know what you’re up against and have the resources and skill set necessary to competently represent you. Remember, you are innocent until proven guilty, and you have the right to defend yourself against OWI charges. We know how scary and embarrassing an OWI/DUI charge can be. Do not believe that things are hopeless, or that you have no options; when you contact our law firm, we will go to work immediately building your case and helping you to prepare a defense to charges.
Our experienced lawyers will work around-the-clock to have the charges against you reduced or dropped entirely. Schedule a consultation with our law firm today.
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