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No driver ever likes to hear the letters “OVI” or “DUI.” Drivers facing an OVI / DUI charge can face steep penalties that extend beyond the courtroom and last far longer than any jail sentence. No matter how you look at it, an OVI / DUI charge in Ohio is a serious offense.
What’s more, defending against the charge can be difficult, overwhelming, and burdensome.
That’s why we at Luftman, Heck & Associates are here to help. One of our professional Ohio DUI attorneys can review your case, discuss any and all legal options, and advocate on your behalf for a fair, justified outcome.
The legal alcohol limit for adults 21 and older in Ohio is .08% BAC while operating a motor vehicle. Refusing to submit to a field sobriety test, or test results above the legal limit, may lead to an OVI / DUI charge. Additionally, test results of .17% BAC or higher may mean harsher penalties.
Furthermore, multiple OVI / DUI offenses within a 10-year period are given less leniency by judges, prosecutors, and other law enforcement officials.
Drivers facing their third OVI / DUI charge in a 10-year period, whether after refusing a sobriety test or producing high test results, will be charged with a first-degree misdemeanor. A conviction may bring with it a myriad potential penalties, including the following:
Drivers may face other penalties, as well, that go beyond legal ramifications. Those may include:
What are common defenses that may be employed in such a case?
It can be difficult to defend against any OVI / DUI charge, never mind a driver’s third in 10 years. However, we will conduct a holistic review of your case and pursue one of several strategies for a successful defense. Those may include:
An OVI / DUI charge can bring with it devastating consequences, an arduous legal road, and overwhelming difficulties. Make the process easier by working with a skilled Columbus OVI attorney who can review your case, examine the evidence, and fight on your behalf.
The compassionate attorneys with Luftman, Heck & Associates have defended thousands of clients and are happy to offer a complimentary consult to drivers facing an OVI / DUI charge. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a free discussion with one of our attorneys today.
If you’ve been charged with a OVI / DUI, it’s important to know what you’re up against. If you have any questions left unanswered by this page, or if you need a competent, experienced Columbus DUI attorney to fight for you in court, please contact us at or via email at email@example.com.