OVI/DUI

Accused of Drunk Driving in Ohio?

Have you been charged with operating a vehicle under the influence (OVI) in Ohio? Are you concerned about losing your license and possibly even going to jail? Are prosecutors charging you with a felony OVI based on past convictions? Are you wondering where to turn?

At the law firm of Plymale & Dingus in Columbus, Ohio, we aggressively defend our clients against all levels of OVI charges. Contact us today for a free consultation with one of our experienced drunk driving defense attorneys.

Protecting Your Rights and Your Driving Privileges

In the past, drunk driving was known in Ohio as operating a motor vehicle under the influence (OMVI). In many other states, it is known as driving under the influence (DUI). Under current Ohio law, OVI has become the legally correct term.

Even if you have never been convicted of drunk driving before, an OVI charge can result in jail time alongside other consequences such as fines, mandatory drug and alcohol counseling, and driver’s license suspension.

Depending on whether you failed a breath test — and if so, what your blood alcohol content (BAC) was — or refused to take one, your license may or may not be suspended while your case is pending. This can be a significant burden in and of itself.

Our criminal defense attorneys will work diligently on your behalf, after carefully consulting with you on your options, to ensure that you are properly represented throughout the entirety of your case and that your driving privileges are restored as soon as possible.

Fighting Multiple Offense and Felony Charges

The consequences of OVI become more severe with multiple convictions on your record. If you have been convicted of drunk driving five or more times in the past 20 years or four or more times in the past 6 years, you can be charged with felony OVI, which can result in a substantial period of imprisonment and the permanent suspension of your driver’s license.

We will explore every opportunity for fighting your OVI charges. We will examine the details of your traffic stop, arrest, and/or alcohol or drug test to make sure all of them were done properly and pursuant to Ohio law. In multiple offense cases, we may also be able to challenge the validity of your prior convictions.

If you are looking for an aggressive criminal defense lawyer to defend you against Ohio OVI charges, don’t hesitate to contact us at Plymale & Dingus.