A. Refusing an evidentiary breath test.
B. Taking the test and scoring over the legal limits.
C. Even after a test shows you are below the limit if the police officer simply believes you consumed some alcohol that adversely affected and appreciably impaired your ability to operate your vehicle.
Mandatory Incarceration, Fines and Court Costs
Driver’s License Suspensions
Restricted License Plates
Interlock Systems You Must Pay For
Immobilization and Forfeiture of Your Vehicle
Loss of Your Job and Loss of Your CDL
Increased Auto Insurance Rates or Cancellation
Restrict your ability to travel to Canada
OVI is the acronym that refers to a violation of Ohio Revised Code Section 4511.19, operating vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs. It is still commonly referred to as a DUI (driving under the influence), or even DWI (driving while intoxicated), which are simply old acronyms. All of these mean the same thing, which are charges of a violation of the Ohio Code Section 4511.19, or a similar municipal ordinance.
OVI Refusal Charges Dismissed: Administrative license suspension vacated and OVI charges dismissed in exchange for a minor misdemeanor plea with a small fine and no jail or DIP. (Elyria Municipal 12/04/2017)
OVI Charges Dismissed: Client avoided a year long license suspension, jail time and the driver intervention program after we successfully obtained a dismissal of the OVI in exchange for a non-moving violation. (Rocky River Municipal 11/30/2017)
OVI Charges Dismissed: Client avoided both jail time and the driver intervention program when we successfully obtained a dismissal of OVI charges. (Sandusky County Court - Clyde 11/21/2017)
OVI Charges with Accident Dismissed: OVI charges against our client who fell asleep after taking prescription medications were dismissed. (Elyria Municipal Court 10/25/2017)
OVI Charges Dismissed: OVI charges dismissed in exchange to a reckless op plea, resulting in our client receiving only a 90 day license suspension and $250 fine. (Ottawa County Muni.Court 10/20/17)
OVI DUS Dismissed: Although our client was charged with a driving under an OVI suspension, a first-degree misdemeanor with a mandatory 3-days of jail, we obtained a complete dismissal of the charges. (Rocky River Muni. Court 10/19/17)
OVI Charges Dismissed: OVI charges dismissed, with our client escaping a license suspension and mandatory minimums by pleading to a physical control charge with just at $250 fine. (Sandusky Muni. Court 10/17/17)
OVI Charges Dismissed: Despite our client having turned in front of a police officer and going off the road, the court agreed to dismiss OVI charges in exchange for a reckless op charges, saving our client from mandatory penalties and a license suspension. (Sandusky Muni. Court 10/17/17)
ALS Appeal Granted: The court agreed to vacate an administrative license suspension after it was shown that the police did not give the proper advisements. (Berea Municipal Court 9/26/2017)
0.229 OVI Dismissed: High tier OVI dismissed with our client avoiding both jail time and a license suspension. (Painesville Municipal Court 9/18/2017)
Refusal OVI Charges Dismissed: OVI dismissed in exchange for a non-moving violation with no jail, no drivers intervention program (DIP), and no license suspension. (Canton Municipal Court 8/28/2017)
OVI Charges Dismissed: Negotiations with the prosecutor lead to a dismissal of all OVI charges, with our client receiving only a $50.00 fine for a traffic violation. (Rocky River Municipal Court 8/7/2017)
Second Refusal OVI Dismissed: OVI charges dismissed in exchange for a reckless op plea, getting our client back to driving. (Sandusky Municipal Court 8/7/2017)
Sobriety Checkpoint OVI Dismissed: After challenging the Constitutionality of a sobriety checkpoint, the court agreed to dismiss OVI charges. (Elyria Municipal Court 7/19/2017)
OVI Charges Based on Anonymous Tip Dismissed: After asserting that a traffic stop based on an anonymous tip was an illegal search and seizure, the court agreed to dismiss OVI charges. (Mentor Municipal Court 7/19/2017)
OVI Refusal Charges Dismissed: Despite charges of an OVI refusal, negotiations with the prosecutor resulted in a dismissal of the charge in exchange for a reckless op plea, saving our client from a years license suspension. (Bellevue Municipal Court 6/20/2017)
Hit and Skip Charges Dismissed: On the day of trial, the prosecutor agreed to dismiss hit and skip charges, leaving only a $75.00 fine for assured clear distance. (Rocky River Muni. 5/16/017)