Akron OVI Defense Attorney
Have You Been Charged with OVI in Ohio?
An OVI, or driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, is a serious misdemeanor offense in Ohio. If you are convicted of OVI, you could face severe penalties such as license suspension, fines, and jail time. If you are facing a first-time OVI charge, you may be eligible for a restricted license that allows you to drive to and from work, school, and other necessary destinations. However, if you are facing a second or subsequent OVI charge, you may not be eligible for a restricted license and you may face harsher penalties.
At The Law Office of Benjamin W. Zushin, our Akron OVI attorney has the experience and knowledge necessary to help you fight your OVI charges. Attorney Zushin has helped numerous clients successfully defend against OVI charges. He understands the serious nature of these charges and the impact they can have on your life. He knows that you may be confused and concerned about your future after being charged with OVI. He also knows that you may not know what to do after being arrested and need immediate assistance. Attorney Zushin is here to help you and can provide you with the legal guidance and representation you need.
What Is an OVI in Ohio?
An OVI is an offense in Ohio that involves operating a vehicle while impaired by alcohol, drugs, or a combination of alcohol and drugs. A person is considered impaired when their ability to drive a vehicle is affected to a noticeable degree by the consumption of alcohol, drugs, or a combination of alcohol and drugs.
In Ohio, a person may be charged with OVI if their blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is .08% or greater. A person may also be charged with OVI if they are impaired by drugs or a combination of drugs and alcohol. A police officer may determine that a person is impaired and charge them with an OVI if the officer observes the person driving erratically, the person fails a field sobriety test, or the person provides a breath, blood, or urine sample that indicates their BAC is .08% or greater.
The penalties for an OVI will depend on whether it is a first, second, or subsequent OVI offense. A first offense OVI is a misdemeanor offense, while a second or subsequent offense is a misdemeanor of the second degree.
The penalties for a first OVI offense include:
- A $375 fine
- A driver's license suspension of 6 months
- An alcohol and drug awareness program
- A jail sentence of 10 days to 6 months
- A possible vehicle immobilization for 10 days
The penalties for a second or subsequent OVI offense include:
- A $525 fine
- A driver's license suspension of 1 year
- An alcohol and drug awareness program
- A jail sentence of 30 days to 1 year
- A possible vehicle immobilization for 30 days
If you are facing an OVI charge, it is important to contact an attorney as soon as possible. The sooner an attorney is involved, the sooner they can begin to build a strong defense on your behalf. Attorney Zushin has the skills and experience necessary to help you fight your OVI charges. He understands the importance of fighting an OVI charge and knows that you may be facing serious penalties. He will work hard to help you avoid the potential penalties and consequences you may be facing.
How Can an Attorney Help with an OVI?
An OVI attorney can help you by providing legal guidance and representation throughout the legal process. If you are facing an OVI charge, you may be confused and unclear about what to do next. You may not know what to expect during the legal process and may not know what options are available to you. Our Akron OVI attorney can provide you with the legal guidance and representation you need during this difficult time.
Our Akron OVI attorney can defend you against your OVI charges. He can help you by challenging the evidence against you and exploring all possible defenses. He may be able to challenge the evidence against you and demonstrate that the evidence was not collected or obtained legally. He may be able to show that the field sobriety tests were not properly administered and that your rights were violated. He may be able to show that the breath, blood, or urine test was not properly administered.
Our Akron OVI attorney can also help you by exploring the possibility of a plea bargain. He may be able to negotiate a plea bargain with the prosecutor that reduces the penalties you may be facing. He can explore all possible options and strategies and work hard to help you avoid the severe penalties you may be facing.
If you are facing an OVI charge, contact The Law Office of Benjamin W. Zushin.