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OVI, DUI, and DWI Representation

If you were recently arrested for OVI in Ohio, take comfort as you have found experienced and compassionate legal counsel, ready to help you get through this challenging time.  Our clients choose us for our non-judgmental demeanor and confident legal representation.  While many 1st timers feel shame or embarrassment, we recognize that an OVI can happen to good people who made a mistake.  According to statistics from the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP), Ohio saw 26,614 OVI arrests in 2018.  We have helped OVI clients from all walks of life, including professionals, students, homemakers, and retirees.

What is considered “drunk driving” in Ohio?


    • In Ohio, a person is considered illegally intoxicated when they record a blood alcohol content level at or above .08% BAC. In most cases your BAC% is determined by a breathalyzer test.  While everyone metabolizes alcohol differently, it is not uncommon to be deemed legally drunk after just a couple beers. 
    • Did you know that certain drivers are held to a stricter BAC% standard? Professional CDL drivers are considered intoxicated at or above .04% BAC.  Persons under age 21 are considered intoxicated at or above .02% BAC.


Your 1st step:  Speak with an experienced OVI attorney and discuss what options may be available to you.   During your initial free consultation, we can answer your concerns and questions, update you on the current maximum penalties in Ohio, and help you determine your best pathway forward.  New OVI clients can expect to have our OVI attorney with you at all court hearings.  We are knowledgeable, accessible, and friendly.  Attorney fees vary by case complexity and whether the client is seeking a full trial or a simpler resolution.  First time OVI clients who are seeking a non-trial resolution, can typically expect attorney fees in the range of $800.00 to $900.00 (excluding any court fines, court costs, and other court ordered dispositions). Our OVI attorney appears in most regional Municipal Courts.


Did You Know:  In Ohio, it is possible to be arrested for OVI if you are intoxicated when riding a bicycle in public.  OVI penalties in Ohio are the same whether a person is “drunk riding” a bicycle or “drunk driving” in a motor vehicle.  Most drivers don’t realize that a “bicycle OVI” affects your Ohio drivers license as well.  We have seen a lot and we are here to help you.

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