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Fighting DUI/OVI Charges In Ohio

James Reardon

In Ohio criminal law, DUI and OVI both mean driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The blood-alcohol level (BAL) limit for adults is 0.08 percent, while minor drivers are not allowed to drive with a BAL of 0.02. Police aggressively pursue arrests of suspected impaired drivers due to the increased risk of car accidents.

Even for a first offense, penalties can include, but are not limited to:

  • Loss of driving privileges
  • Substantial fines
  • Court costs
  • Community service
  • Mandatory attendance at a court-approved alcohol program
  • Mandatory overnight incarceration
  • Restricted (yellow) license plates and the required installation (at the offender’s expense) of a car ignition locking device.

There can be additional penalties if you have prior DUI convictions.

Why Hire Carrabine & Reardon Co., LPA, For Your Ohio DUI/OVI?

Our firm, Carrabine & Reardon Co., LPA, was established in 2006 – but our DUI/OVI defense attorneys have more than 30 years of legal experience under their belts. We are nationally recognized for our client-focused approach to handling criminal matters, but we are a part of the local Mentor community. We care about our clients throughout the Lake County area.

We are more than just your average criminal defense firm. Our attorneys have the distinction of being included in the Super Lawyers list and are peer-review rated AV Preeminent* through Martindale-Hubbell – which means that you can rest assured that our firm will provide the highest quality defense.

How Can An Attorney Help With A DUI/OVI?

Our criminal defense attorneys have several strategies for defending clients from DUI/OVI charges. We often begin by questioning the evidence that resulted in an arrest, such as the accuracy of a chemical sobriety test and a police officer’s observations of our client. Even a small issue can lead to a false positive test or wrongful arrest.

When appropriate, we will negotiate with the prosecution for reduced charges and penalties – which is not something that you can do on your own. Most prosecutors will not negotiate directly with defendants, and it takes skill to know where there is room to compromise. Ultimately, we want to minimize the long-term consequences of your charges.

Charged With A DUI/OVI In Ohio? Make A Call Today.

We understand that a DUI/OVI is stressful, but you don’t have to handle this legal matter alone. Our team of experienced criminal defense attorneys will be there to strategize a plan to resolve this issue when you reach out to us.

No DUI/OVI case is too much for us to handle. We will start working on your case from day one. With our help, you can choose the right steps to move past your legal issue in a way that benefits you the most. All you need to do is tell us your story.

Contact our firm, Carrabine & Reardon, Co., LPA, by calling us at 440-299-6131 to learn how we can help you defend against these charges.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.