OVI Defense

Should I refuse a field sobriety tests if I’m arrested for OVI?

One of the most common questions I’m asked is, what should I do if I’m stopped for DUI?. The answer, while very simple, is sometimes hard to understand. Let’s look at the two main phases of a DUI investigation to see what someone should do. The first part of a typical DUI investigation involves the… read more

Should I refuse a chemical test if I’m arrested for OVI?

There are three types of chemical tests an officer can request from a person arrested for OVI: blood, breath, and urine. By far the most common test is the breath test. This is because most police departments have their own machine and the test results are immediate. The most common reason for requesting a urine… read more

Columbus, Ohio First Offense Misdemeanor OVI (Alcohol)

In Columbus, Ohio, a first time misdemeanor Operating a Vehicle Under the Influence of or Alcohol (OVI) charge will commonly fall in one of the following categories: (a)(1)(a) Operating while appreciably (noticeably) impaired – this offense will be charged as Misdemeanor of the 1st Degree. Also known as a “simple OVI” (a)(1)(d) Operating with a… read more

What is Diversion? Should I participate in Diversion? Is Diversion worth my time?

What is Diversion? Diversion is the “get out of jail free” card for first offenders on minor charges. It is a program that allows a defendant to participate in classes, offer restitution, or do community service in exchange for their criminal charges to be dismissed. How does Diversion Work? Procedures Explanation of each step in… read more

Who’s the Best OVI Lawyer in Cincinnati

It’s not uncommon for our attorneys to be asked if we’re the best DUI lawyers in Cincinnati. While we certainly don’t lay claim to that title – we do strive to do our very best for each client. There are many factors to consider when looking for an attorney who will represent you in an… read more

Annie’s Law (HB 388) – First Offense DUI in Ohio

What are the penalties for a first offense OVI in Ohio? On April 6, 2017 Ohio’s DUI Law will undergo yet another major change. At that time, House Bill 388 will take effect. The Ohio Legislature passed it on December 6, 2016. It is commonly referred to as Annie’s Law. Annie’s Law is named after… read more

Ohio First Offense for Misdemeanor OVI

Until April 6, 2017 in Ohio, a first misdemeanor operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs – OVI charge will fall into one of the following categories: Operating Under the Influence (OVI) – this offense will be charged as a First Degree Misdemeanor with penalties ranging from 3-180 days in jail and… read more

When can I drive after an OVI arrest?

It depends. When you are arrested for suspicion of OVI in Ohio you will most likely be asked to take a chemical test by providing the police with a blood, breath, or urine sample. If the test result takes time to analyze like with blood and urine you will not be suspended immediately. The officer… read more

OVI In Kettering Municipal Court

Kettering Municipal Court OVI cases are often resolved by way of a plea. As long as you do not have too high of a breath test we will likely be able to negotiate with the prosecutor and judge to avoid an OVI conviction for first offenders. If your breath test is under 0.120 BrAC there… read more

Can I get my OVI expunged?

Short answer, no. In Ohio, the law currently allows a person with one eligible felony and one eligible misdemeanor conviction to have the records sealed. The statute allowing convictions to be sealed has some exceptions. One important one is that no traffic offenses can be sealed. An OVI or DUI in Ohio is a traffic… read more