Have you been charged with an OVI/DUI?
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Do you need an attorney?
The short answer is yes. Operating a Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs (OVI), is usually charged as a misdemeanor of the first degree in Ohio where an individual is suspected by law enforcement of having violated Ohio Revised Code Section 4511.19. Section 4511.19 of the Ohio Revised Code is the law in Ohio which prohibits operating a vehicle under the influence. This includes more than just alcohol. Marijuana, cocaine, heroin and several other substances can put someone in jeopardy of being charged with an OVI. Upon a conviction, there is a MANDATORY 3 days that must be served, a license suspension, and a mandatory minimum fine of $375. Those who have prior convictions are subject to even higher penalties and mandatory jail time. This is not a charge to take lightly.
What is an OVI?
Many states call it DUI, but OVI is the term that Ohio uses for drunk driving. Criminal defense attorney Brian C. Morrissey has years of experience working the criminal justice system and represents clients charged with all variety of OVI/Drunk Driving offenses. If law enforcement suspects that you are operating a vehicle while impaired, you can be arrested.
An OVI arrest does not mean you are guilty. Police officers can make mistakes. The hyper-technical laws surrounding the regulation of OVI laws can be convoluted and confusing. You owe it to yourself to become educated about what to expect and, just as importantly, what to do about it. You deserve an attorney who will take the time to look over your case and give you the representation you need.
What can you do?
Call now at (419) 242-8214 for a free, no obligation, consultation. Our offices are conveniently located in downtown Toledo at the corner of Madison and Superior in the courtyard of the Huntington Center at 241 N. Superior Street, Suite 200, Toledo, Ohio 43604.