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OVI Attorney in Youngstown, Ohio

The offence of driving the vehicle under influence can be described with several acronyms. But the most correct one is Operating a Vehicle Impaired or OVI. If you are in Ohio, you might have heard the following terms too to indicate OVI:

  • Driving under the influence or DUI
  • Driving with Unlawful BAC Level or DUBAL
  • Driving while impaired or DWI
Operating a Motor Vehicle Impaired or OMVI

When the driver of the vehicle involved in accident is below the legal age of drinking, that is 21, then the crime will be Operating a Vehicle After Underage Consumption or OVUAC.

No matter what the crime is called, the consequences of OVI or OVUAC can serious. The person charged with OVI will be ordered to pay fines, spend jail time, get the license suspended and will be instructed to install the ignition interlock device. If you are in the area and have been charged with OVI, then come to Pittsburgh Injury Law Group. Our Youngstown OVI lawyer will investigate all factors of your case and develop the case in your defense for you. We are one of the best groups for Youngstown criminal lawyer.

Penalties for DWI in Ohio

There are three factors that determines the charges of DWI in Ohio,

  • If the person has previous offenses
  • Blood alcohol concentration or BAC
  • Whether the driver has refused test

Under Ohio Revised Code § 4511.19, the convicted will get the following penalties if you are not taking help from Youngstown OVI lawyer.

  • First DUI in six years, BAC 0.8 or higher but Lower than 0.17: This is a first degree misdemeanor causing minimum three days of imprisonment, joining Driver Intervention Program or DIP up to six months in jail, license suspension up to three years and fines of $1,O75.
  • First DUI in six Years, BAC higher than 0.17 and Refusal for Test: As a first degree misdemeanor causing minimum six days of imprisonment and three days of DIP, up to six months imprisonment, license suspension up to three years and fines of $1,075, compulsory use of yellow restricted license plate. Install ignition interlock device for avoiding proceedings.
  • First OVUAC in One Year: This is a fourth degree misdemeanor resulting in up to thirty days of imprisonment, fine up to $250 and license suspension for two years.
  • Second OVUAC in One Year: This is a third degree misdemeanor resulting in up to sixty days of imprisonment, fine up to $500 and license suspension for five years.
  • Second DUI In six Years, Refusal for Breath test, BAC 0.17 or higher: First-degree misdemeanor resulting in minimum imprisonment of twenty days or ten days imprisonment and thirty six days HAEM and/or CAM up to six months of imprisonment, license suspension of up to five years, mandatory yellow restricted license plates, installation of ignition interlock device (compulsory if alcohol-related, optional if drug-related), prohibition to drive for ninty days, up to $1,625 in fines.
  • Third DWI in six years, BAC 0.08 or higher, but less than 0.17 — Unclassified misdemeanor resulting in imprisonment of minimum thirty days or fifteen days in jail and fifty five days house arrest with HAEM and/or CAM up to one year of imprisonment, license suspension of up to ten years, compulsory yellow restricted license plates, installation of ignition interlock device (compulsory if alcohol-related, optional if drug-related), up to $2,750 in fines, and forfeiture of your vehicle.
  • Third OVI in six years, breath test refusal or BAC 0.17 or higher — Unclassified misdemeanor, minimum imprisonment of sixty days or thirty days imprisonment and hundred and ten days house arrest with HAEM and/or CAM up to one year of jail time, license suspension of up to ten years, compulsory yellow restricted license plates, installation of ignition interlock device forfeiture of your vehicle. Up to $2,750 in fines.
  • Fourth or Fifth DUI in six years or Sixth DWI in 20 years, BAC 0.08 or higher, but less than 0.17 — Fourth-degree felony, minimum 60 days to one year local incarceration or 60 days in jail with option of additional 6 to 30 months, up to $10,500 in fines, possible lifetime license suspension, compulsory yellow restricted license plates, installation of ignition interlock device, forfeiture of your vehicle.
  • Fourth or Fifth DWI in six years or 6th DUI in twenty years, breath test refusal or BAC 0.17 or higher — Fourth-degree felony, minimum hundred and twenty days up to one year local imprisonment or sixty days in prison with option of additional six to thirty months, possible lifetime license suspension, compulsory yellow restricted license plates, up to $10,500 in fines. Use ignition interlock device to avoid proceedings or forfeiture of your vehicle.
  • Second Felony OVI, BAC 0.08 or higher, but less than 0.17 — Third-degree felony, minimum sixty days in prison up to five years, probable lifetime license suspension, compulsory yellow restricted license plates, up to $10,500 in penalty. Use ignition interlock device to avoid proceedings or forfeiture of your vehicle.
  • Second Felony DWI, breath test refusal or BAC 0.17 or higher — Third-degree felony, minimum sixty days in prison up to five years, probable lifetime license suspension, compulsory yellow restricted license plates, installation of ignition interlock device required if alcohol-related, it is optional if drug-related, up to $10,500 in fines, possibility of forfeiture of your vehicle.
How we Can help in Defense Against Your DWI Charges

If you hire a Youngstown criminal lawyer, then they can assist you to reduce your charges or get them dismissed for following reasons.

  • Unlawfully stopping the vehicle without reasonable cause or probable suspicion.
  • Not reading Miranda Warnings before the custodian interrogation
  • Field or chemical sobriety test that is improperly administered
  • Failure in planning and execution at sobriety check post
  • Inaccurate breath test results
  • Errors with blood tests
  • No reason for arresting
  • Factors not related to alcohol that might create signs of intoxication
  • Errors in proceedings by the police officer
Hire Youngstown OVI Lawyer

Pittsburgh Injury Law Group houses the best Youngstown criminal lawyers of the state. If you are in a position in DWI cases and looking for Youngstown OVI Lawyer, then come to us. Being skilled in legal representation, we can help you develop the best defense for the case. Connect with us today.

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