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OVI Lawyer in Lorain, Ohio

If you have been arrested for or charged with OVI in Lorain, or anywhere in Ohio, it is important that you understand just what an OVI conviction will mean.  You should immediately consult with an accomplished Lorain OVI Lawyer. Without the aggressive representation of a Lorain OVI Attorney, you are subject to the prosecution’s whims.  A Lorain OVI conviction is forever on your record.

Lorain OVI Lawyer Robert Stiefvater offers a free initial consultation. He will discuss the penalties you are facing as well as what an established and aggressive Lorain OVI Attorney can do for your OVI defense.

It is possible to beat a Lorain OVI charge – so don’t delay.  Call now.

What is OVI in Lorain, Ohio

The State of Ohio and city of Lorain have been cracking down on drunk drivers for years.  They achieve this goal by increasing enforcement and the penalties for an OVI conviction in Lorain or anywhere in Ohio.  Drunk driving is used to be referred to as DUI or DWI. Under current Ohio law, the offense is known in Lorain and throughout Ohio as OVI (or Operating Vehicle under the Influence). OVI can be either a misdemeanor or felony offense.

OVI is enhanceable. That means that the penalties increase as the number of convictions increase. Every conviction has a mandatory minimum jail sentence. If you are facing your first, second, or third OVI, click here to view the potential penalties. If you are facing your fourth, fifth, sixth or felony DUI/OVI, click here to view the potential penalties. In addition to the listed penalties, an OVI conviction carries 6 points on your license.

OVI Legal Limit

The legal limit for OVI in Lorain and throughout Ohio is a BAC (Blood Alcohol Content) of .08 percent. A BAC of .17 or higher is considered a “high tier” and a conviction of a high tierOVI doubles the mandatory minimum jail sentence and creates more restrictions on driving privileges. The same holds true with a refusal to a BAC test. You can also be charged with Lorain OVI if you have a prohibited level of controlled substances in your blood. The concentration level varies upon the substance: click for more information on Ohio’s legal limits.

Lorain Administrative License Suspension or ALS

Every Lorain OVI arrest (as well as throughout Ohio) with a positive test or refusal of a test has an immediate Administrative License Suspension (ALS). An administrative License Suspension is considered a civil matter. Your license is seized by the arresting agency and all driving privileges are immediately revoked. There is a limited time in which to challenge the ALS that accompanies a charge of OVI.  Contact your Lorain OVI Lawyer immediately as the ALS can be appealed, stayed, or terminated.

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