OVI is the current acronym for what has been known over the years as OMVI, DWI, and DUI. These changes in terminology have also followed the legal trend of increasingly severe penalties and lower standards for arrest.
An OVI is a serious traffic violation that under Ohio law carries mandatory fines, a mandatory license suspension, and either 3 days in jail or a certified 3-day Drivers Intervention Program. It is additionally an “enhanceable offense” under Ohio Law, which means that multiple convictions for OVI within a 10-year period will lead to severe mandatory penalties. This means that even the Judge does not have discretion to impose less than the penalties prescribed by law if you are convicted. Many of these cases can be resolved before these penalties are imposed with the help of an experienced attorney.
Ohio attorney Brandon Shroy has handled thousands of OVI cases. His career began as a prosecuting attorney in Franklin County who worked closely with officers from all agencies who file OVI charges. He has been using this unique insight int0 case weaknesses and strengths to defend people charged with OVIs for the last 6 years.
Any attorney is allowed by law to represent you against an OVI charge. Make sure you get control back with an attorney with the experience and track record necessary to get the best possible result.