OVI Defense Backed By 40 Years Of Experience
Operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance (also called OVI) is one of the most common criminal offenses. That does not, however, decrease its severity.
If you find yourself facing OVI charges, you should get my help immediately. At Dennis LoConti Law, LLC, I have spent 40 years defending Ohio clients from serious criminal allegations, including drunk driving.
What Should I Do If I Am Pulled Over?
If a law enforcement officer stops you on suspicion of OVI, try to follow these steps:
- Pull over as soon as it is safe.
- Remain polite and calm with the officer.
- Provide your name, age, date of birth and any other information on your license.
- Do not give any more information. Invoke your Fifth Amendment right to remain silent and request a criminal law attorney.
You have the right not to participate in any field sobriety tests. However, if you refuse to give a breath alcohol test, the state could suspend your driver’s license.
What Are The Penalties For OVI?
There is a range of sentences for a conviction of OVI. These can include:
- Expensive fines
- Suspension or revocation of your license
- Community service
- Drug and alcohol counseling
- Jail time
The severity of the consequences depends on how many prior OVIs you have, if any. Whether it is your first charge or your fifth, it is crucial that you have me on your side to minimize the penalties as much as possible.
Seek Help From A Lawyer Immediately
There is no time to waste. The sooner you contact Dennis LoConti Law, LLC, the sooner I can begin fighting your OVI charge. To get in touch, please call my Willoughby office at 216-545-0911 or send me an email to schedule a free initial consultation.