If you are arrested for operating a vehicle while impaired (OVI), you will be up against tough prosecution that wants to see you receive the harsh penalties associated with multiple OVI. Your senses can be impaired if you consume either alcohol or allow drugs to enter your body, resulting in an inability to maintain a safe driving environment for yourself and other drivers and pedestrians around you. In Ohio, an OVI charge is a serious legal problem that usually results in severe penalties.
The penalties you can suffer include:
When you have additional factors involved in the charge, such as the following, the charges are considered to be multiple or "aggravated" and penalties will increase significantly:
Enhanced penalties mean that you will face more jail time, pay much higher fines, have your license suspended for a longer period and incur higher court costs. If there are any injuries you will face additional and even more serious consequences. It is imperative that you contact an experienced attorney for help in dealing with the legal issues you now face.
The team at Gounaris Abboud, LPA will make sure you understand your legal rights and stand by you as you face OVI prosecution. With our experience in representing those charged with driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs your case will have a significantly improved chance of obtaining a successful outcome and giving you reduced or dismissed charges.
When you are charged with multiple OVI you will need to appear in court but will also have to face the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV). If your license is suspended by the court, you will be offered a formal hearing by the BMV. The BMV will impose its own penalties which can run concurrently with those imposed by the court.
Even if a court finds you not guilty, the BMV can suspend your license if they find that you are a habitual offender. You need to request a hearing and defend your case. You definitely need legal representation when facing the BMV on a multiple OVI charge. It offers legal counsel an opportunity to cross-examine and rebut testimony and act in your defense at all times.
The impact of a criminal conviction for multiple OVI will seriously affect your entire life. Ohio is very strict in its treatment of such offenders. Consider that you face loss of voting privileges, increased cost or cancellation of auto insurance, lost educational and career opportunities, inability to rent or own cars, restrictions on travel, damage to security clearances, loss of employment, cancellation of professional certifications, and personal disgrace. You have a long list of past, present and future rights, privileges, accomplishments and hopes. They are worth protecting.
Team up with an experienced multiple DUI lawyer in Dayton, OH for your case. Without the legal assistance of an experienced Dayton DUI attorney your future could be in serious jeopardy. Searching for an attorney for your multiple OVI case in Dayton? Our firm can fight to protect your rights and do everything in our power to maximize your defense with the goal of minimizing the penalties you face.
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