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Cincinnati Felony OVI Lawyers: Your First Line Of Defense Against Serious Charges

If you or a loved one has been arrested for a felony OVI (Operating Vehicle while Impaired) in Cincinnati, you’re likely facing a whirlwind of emotions and concerns. The prospect of severe penalties and their far-reaching impact on your life can be profound. A felony charge is never something to take lightly.

At Rittgers Rittgers & Nakajima, we know what you’re facing. We are felony OVI defense attorneys with 200-plus years of collective experience. We are prepared to stand with you every step of the way on the challenging road ahead.

Why Choose Us For Your Defense?

Choosing a defense attorney is always a big decision – even more so when you’re facing a felony charge. You want a legal team with the skills, experience and credentials to present the strongest possible case on your behalf.

We have the ideal skills, credentials and experience to come through for you. We have held leadership roles within the Ohio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, reflecting our standing at the forefront of criminal defense in Hamilton County and statewide. We have also earned national recognition for our devotion to clients. With us by your side, you can have peace of mind knowing that you have chosen the right allies.

How An OVI Can Escalate To A Felony

An OVI charge in Ohio escalates to a felony under certain conditions. You can be charged with a third- or fourth-degree felony OVI for:

  • Accumulating four OVI offenses within a six-year period
  • Incurring six OVI offenses within a 20-year period
  • Having any prior felony OVI convictions

Felony charges are much more serious than misdemeanor OVIs. They come with harsher consequences and greater stigma. Additionally, because OVIs can’t be expunged in Ohio, a conviction will follow you for the rest of your life.

What Are The Penalties For A Felony OVI In Cincinnati?

The consequences of a felony OVI conviction are severe. You may be facing:

  • Mandatory prison time ranging from 60 days up to several years
  • Mandatory drug or alcohol addiction program
  • Steep fines potentially amount to $10,000
  • Long-term or permanent driver’s license suspension
  • Installation of an ignition interlock device upon any reinstatement
  • Loss of your vehicle through forfeiture or immobilization

In addition, if an OVI results in injury or death, charges can escalate to vehicular assault or vehicular homicide. These offenses carry their own grave implications. We can help you if you’re facing these charges as well.

License Suspension And Revocation

Loss of driving privileges is a significant consequence of an OVI arrest. It’s more than just an inconvenience; it’s a barrier to daily life. Without a license, you may be extremely limited in your work, living situation and mobility.

We understand the severity of losing your license. When you work with us, you can expect us to fight for your driving privileges with tenacity.

Our Felony OVI Attorneys Are Here To Help

Facing a felony OVI is a serious crossroads in your life. You deserve a strong legal team by your side.

When you work with us, we will take every aspect of your case seriously. We will delve into the details of your case, question every piece of evidence and challenge the prosecution’s claims with a strategic approach. Our goal is to reduce the impact of these charges on your life so you can move forward.

Take The First Step Toward Your Defense Today

Let us lighten your load by tackling the felony charges that could upend your entire future. We will be diligent and relentless in our efforts to protect you from the harsh toll of a conviction. We’re ready to put our knowledge and dedication to work for you.

Contact us today at 513-496-0134 and let’s discuss how we can take the next steps toward a powerful and effective defense.

Rittgers Rittgers & Nakajima

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