While being convicted of any crime is undesirable, a conviction for OVI will remain on your criminal record for life. You need strong and reliable representation from a Columbus OVI attorney who knows how to fight your charges and keep you from a conviction. Your freedom and future are on the line, so call The Meranda Law Firm LTD to get the support and counsel you deserve.
Our founding attorney, Zachuary Meranda, is intimately familiar with state law as it pertains to OVI—he is certified in DWI Detection, Standardization Field Sobriety Testing, and Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARISE) with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the International Association of Chiefs of Police. We understand OVI law better than most and can provide you with a solid defense!
Although only a misdemeanor offense, there is a chance you will be sent to jail for even your first OVI. Your penalties could also be offset by other mitigating or aggravating factors particular to your arrest.
In general, consequences for a first-time OVI conviction include:
Other aggravating factors which can increase your punishment include having a minor child present, causing an accident in which another driver was injured, driving on a suspended license, or causing property damage.
Since this is your first OVI charge, you can likely work with a lawyer to negotiate lesser penalties or dropped charges altogether, especially if your blood alcohol level was borderline. It may also be possible to have your charge lowered to wet reckless, which is a charge of reckless driving with alcohol present.
Our Columbus OVI lawyers have more than 15 years of experience and can fight to clear your name or secure the best possible ruling. We believe in standing up for our clients, regardless of the circumstances involved in their cases. With a firm grasp of OVI laws in Ohio, we should be your number one choice for representation. Call on our Columbus OVI attorneys today to start working on your defense.
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