Ohio OVI Penalties
Aggressive Attorneys Working to Minimize OVI Penalties
The specific penalties imposed following an OVI conviction depend largely upon the surrounding circumstances and the actual offense. All other things being equal, a high-tier OVI (with a B.A.C. level above .17) will result in harsher penalties than a simple OVI. A person convicted of multiple OVIs will receive more severe penalties than a first-time offender.
However, all other things are rarely equal, and it important to have a strong advocate on your side. At the law firm of Rittgers & Rittgers in Warren County, Ohio, we provide aggressive defense representation for people charged with OVI, DUI, DWI and any other offenses related to drunk driving.
Call Rittgers & Rittgers at 513-932-2115 to schedule an initial consultation with one of our skilled criminal defense lawyers.
We can help you understand the potential penalties of an OVI conviction, including:
- Criminal Penalties: The potential criminal penalties depend entirely upon the circumstances of the OVI conviction, and the particular charge. Criminal penalties may include extensive fees, required classroom training, the installation of an ignition interlock device, and possible jail time.
- Loss of Driving Privileges: Regardless whether you are ultimately convicted of OVI, the charges alone can result in a loss of driving privileges. If you are charged with OVI, or refuse to take a breathalyzer, you will automatically lose your license. Our attorneys represent people in administrative license suspension hearings, working to reinstate driving privileges.
- Employment Consequences: If your job relies on your ability to drive, an OVI or DUI conviction puts your employment at risk. For example, someone with a commercial driver's license will be unable to drive a commercial vehicle while their license is suspended. Even if you don't drive a commercial vehicle, a license suspension may limit your ability to get to and from work, or to travel as necessary for your job.
- Insurance Costs: With an OVI conviction, your insurance rates are likely to soar. Over time, this increase can cost thousands of dollars. To avoid the increased insurance rates, you must avoid the conviction.
When you consider the full penalties of an OVI or DUI, the costs are simply too high to take any chances. To protect your rights and your long-term interests, it is important to work with an experienced criminal defense lawyer. Attorney Charles Rittgers is one of the founding members of the National DUI College. We are very familiar with the laws governing drunk driving, and we understand how to effectively defend against these charges.
Contact us today to schedule a confidential consultation regarding the penalties of OVI or DUI.