If you have been charged with an OVI (operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs), contact us today for a free consultation so we can discuss your case and how to strategically fight your charge to protect and defend your rights before they are lost.
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By serving as active DUI/OVI Defense Attorneys through the years with clients throughout Northern Ohio, we have earned respect for our knowledge of the intricacies of Ohio OVI laws, refined our strategies to investigate and defeat charges, and sharpened our skills at persuading prosecutors, judges, and juries.
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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.
OUR RECENT CASES/NEWS
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)
OVI Charges Dismissed: On the back of our suppression motion, OVI charges were dismissed in exchange for a non-moving violation. (Willoughby Muni. 5/16/2017)
Suppression Motion Leads to Complete Dismissal of OVI: After raising several issues with respect to failures in the state's alcohol testing process, the court agreed to dismiss all OVI charges leaving only a minor traffic light ticket. (Painesville Muni. 5/2/2017)
OVI Charges Dismissed: Another strong suppression motion led to a dismissal of OVI charges and reduction to a non-moving traffic violation, avoiding any jailtime and vacating the administrative license suspension. (Vermilion Muni. 4/11/2017)
OVI Charges Dismissed: A suppression motion pointing out issues with the State's case lead to an agreement to dismiss OVI charges and accept a lesser charge with zero jail time and dismissal of the license suspension, saving our client his job. (Bedford Muni. 4/10/2017)
OVI Charges Dismissed: Despite an officer's claim that he detected an odor of alcohol, slurred speech, an admission of drinking, and failed field sobriety tests; we raised substantial issues in a suppression motion that helped us obtain a dismissal of the OVI charges in exchange for a plea to a non-moving violation without any mandatory minimums. (Lyndhurst Muni. 3/27/2017)
2nd Lifetime OVI Charge with Refusal Dismissed: Obtained a dimissal of an OVI despite a prior OVI conviction, and despite a refusal, after strategic discussions regarding weaknesses in the State's case led the prosecutor to agree to a reduced reckless op. (Huron Muni. 2/28/2017)
OVI Charges Dismissed: Obtained a dismissal of an OVI, protecting our client from a record, suspension and jail time. Our client was happy we obtained a reduced reckless op plea, protecting their medical career. (Shaker Heights Muni. 2/27/2017)
Suppression Motion Leads to OVI Dismissal: After filing a suppression motion, an agreement was reached to dismiss OVI charges in exchange for a reckless op plea - avoiding any jail time. (Ottawa Muni. 2/24/2017)
OVI Charges Dismissed: Obtained a dismissal of OVI charges for a client who also had a record of prior charges in exchange for an agreement to a plea of physical control. (Ottawa County Muni. 1/24/2017)
OVI Charges Dismissed: Persuaded court to agree to dismiss OVI and other charges, protecting the client from fines, penalties, and a CDL disqualification, in exchange for an agreement to plea to a non-moving charge. (Vermilion Muni. 12/27/2016)
First Degree Misdemeanor Theft Charges Diverted: Obtained a diversion program for our client charged with first degree misdemeanor theft, saving their record and protecting future employment opportunities. (Rocky River Muni. 10/27/2016)
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
This is an area of law that is ever changing with penalties becoming harsher. Without an attorney who regularly practices as a DUI lawyer and who keeps up with the complex changes, you might be asked to plea and take it on the chin. Instead, we have the experience and skill to investigate the OVI charges against you and assert your best legal defenses to fight your DUI for you.
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.
Sample of some communities regularly served
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