Cincinnati OVI/DUI Defense Attorneys
It is a mistake to treat an OVI/DUI charge like a traffic ticket. Operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs (OVI) is a criminal offense, not a traffic violation. If you plead guilty or are convicted, the crime will remain on your record for life. OVIs are not eligible for expungement in Ohio.
Speak with an OVI defense lawyer at Godbey Law to learn about your rights and options. We have the experience to review your case and evaluate your chances of fighting the charges. If the evidence against you is solid, we will tell you upfront. However, many cases have weaknesses that we can exploit, including faulty police procedure and poor blood alcohol testing conditions. Don’t assume that you will be convicted without discussing your case with one of our attorneys.
Keep Your Driving And Criminal Records Clean
People are often surprised at the harsh nature of penalties for a first OVI offense. If you are convicted, you may be subject to:
- Driver’s license suspension
- Jail sentence or probation
- Mandatory alcohol abuse assessment and education
- Fines, fees and court costs
- Possible installation of an ignition interlock device
- If your breath test is .17 percent or higher, you have a “high tier” test, and the mandatory minimum penalties are even higher. If you already have a prior OVI conviction, you also face more serious penalties, including mandatory jail time and longer license suspensions. We will represent you during the criminal portion and administrative license portion of your OVI case.
Underage drivers face stricter OVI laws. Ohio has a zero tolerance blood alcohol content of .02 percent for drivers who are under age 21. We represent underage drivers and juveniles charged with drunk driving offenses.
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