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Charged With OVI In Ohio? Seek Experienced Legal Support.

It can be easy to find yourself facing an OVI, also known as a DUI, in Ohio. You may have never had to interact with police or face an arrest like this, and you may worry about how a charge like this could affect your future.

At the KM Law Firm, we understand the implications of an OVI charge and are here to help you fight them. Navigating the bureaucracy and complexity of the state criminal justice system can feel daunting. However, with our guidance, you can feel prepared and informed as you make critical decisions surrounding your case.

Work With Defense Lawyers Who Have Seen It All

OVIs are one of those charges where the severity and the consequences can vary depending on the situation. When you receive an OVI charge, you must work with attorneys who have handled many of them, have a strong sense of how certain cases play out, and know what to do when yours takes an unexpected turn.

Over our years of practice, we’ve handled cases where we’ve had to dispute forensic analysis tests and defend people in cases where people faced OVI and manslaughter, vehicular manslaughter or aggravated vehicular homicide charges. We’re ready and equipped to protect your constitutional rights, dispute illegally obtained evidence, and collaborate with professionals who can testify.

You can always expect us to treat you with compassion and understanding. We know that you’re going through a tough time and that you’re worried about your future. While we can’t predict what will happen, we can prepare you for what we think could happen as we fight vigorously for the outcomes you’d like out of your case.

What Are The Consequences Of An OVI Conviction In Ohio?

It doesn’t matter if it’s your first or third charge; an OVI conviction can be life-altering. Depending on your circumstances, you can expect:

  • Hefty fines
  • Higher auto insurance premiums
  • Vehicle forfeiture
  • Two months to one year in jail
  • Driver’s license suspension
  • Ignition interlock
  • Limited employment or housing opportunities

Sentences are based on mandatory minimums. The typical first offense penalty is a 3-day jail term which can also be served in a driver intervention program. The penalties for OVI range from a mandatory minimum 3-day jail term to years in prison for a felony OVI offense.

Fight Your OVI Charge With Our Help Today

You’re not alone. Countless individuals in the Buckeye State face OVI charges. While it can feel like the deck is stacked against you, hiring the right legal team could be the difference between a clean slate and a criminal conviction.

Don’t wait; let’s start crafting your defense strategy today. Call 614-339-6165 or email us to schedule your free initial consultation at our Columbus-based office.