An OVI is operating a vehicle, whether motorized or not, under the influence of alcohol or drugs. If you are over 21, the Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) limit is .08 or greater. If you are under 21, the limit is .02. For commercial drivers, the limit is .04.
Ohio law also specifies legal limits for blood alcohol content (.17), plasma (.204) and urine (.238).
Penalties for an OVI
The penalties you face after an OVI arrest are dependent upon several factors, including test results, prior convictions and whether or not you refused a test. Penalties of an OVI could include:
- Heavy fines
- License suspension
- Intervention programs
- Vehicle immobilization
- Electronic home monitoring
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If the alcohol content of your breath, blood, plasma or urine is significantly higher than the legal limits, your results are considered “high tier”. If you are found with high tier test results, you could be subject to enhanced minimum penalties.
Experienced OVI Attorneys for Your Defense
As experienced Ohio OVI lawyers, we know the penalties you face and we understand that this may be a difficult and confusing time. We’ve been representing clients in OVI cases since 1999, and we are here to help you.
We work hard to build the strongest case possible for your defense, utilizing the experience and knowledge we’ve gained over our years as OVI lawyers. We try and follow every possible avenue as we fight on your behalf.
If you’ve been charged in an OVI in Medina County, contact attorneys Ondrey & Roberts today. We will fight to protect your future.