“Operating a vehicle while intoxicated” charges, or OVI charges, can feel like they come out of nowhere. Unfortunately, these charges pose a threat to your future, even if you’re facing your first accusations of roadway misconduct. It’s in your best interest to challenge OVI charges before a judge can rule on your case – but how can you get OVI charges dismissed?
When in doubt, get in touch with a Columbus DUI defense attorney. Our team at Koffel | Brininger | Nesbitt has worked with thousands of people in your position and we know how to get ahead of the prosecution’s tricks. We can meet with you to discuss the defenses that can help clear your OVI charges ASAP. Since 1993, KBN has been the firm other lawyers call.
Addressing an OVI Charge
Ohio uses the acronym “OVI,” meaning “operating a vehicle while intoxicated,” to stand in for the more traditional “DUI” or “DWI.” That said, the charge covers much of the same ground that the other two acronyms do. You may find yourself facing OVI charges if officers accuse you of operating any vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, legal or otherwise.
The expanded definition of misconduct allowed by the acronym “OVI” means that more people can face legal consequences for dangerous behaviors while intoxicated. That said, there are instances wherein Ohio officers may prove overzealous in their efforts to keep the general public safe.
It’s these instances wherein you may wrongfully face accusations of operating a vehicle while intoxicated. If you don’t challenge that charge, you put your financial and professional security at risk.
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When to Challenge OVI Charges
The sooner you can challenge OVI charges, the better. It’s not in your best interest to waffle on your plea or wait to make your case. With that in mind, the sooner you can bring in professional representation, the stronger your defense against OVI charges can be.
You can enforce your right to legal representation from the moment that officers arrest you. It does not matter what officers say regarding your case. Officers cannot coerce you into a wrongful confession without compromising their right to legal action, nor can they deny you your right to representation.
While you can work with a public defender, private defense attorneys with years of experience under their belts can often move your case forward at a faster clip. You can call or email our team within hours of your arrest to secure an initial meeting with an experienced representative.
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Recognizing the Risks of an OVI Charge
If you don’t challenge the OVI charges brought against you, you risk up to three days in jail on top of a license suspension and fines of up to $1,075. Those consequences can grow more severe if you have an existing criminal history or if your alleged intoxication led to a roadway accident.
OVI Defense Lawyers Can Represent Your Best Interests
The Columbus OVI defense lawyers with KBN do not prematurely settle your case. We keep you in the loop as we communicate with the prosecution and prepare for your criminal trial.
If the need arises, you can ask us to facilitate plea agreements with the prosecution. We prioritize your “not guilty” plea and fight to have your case overturned.
Fighting to have OVI charges dismissed does more to protect your future than agreeing to a plea deal. You can trust our team to outline your best options based on the circumstances that led to your accident before pursuing the course of action that suits you best. Contact us today. You’re one call away from feeling better
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Making a Case Against OVI Charges
There are several defenses you can use to overturn OVI charges in civil court. The first several can highlight failures on the part of police officers, which, in turn, can invalidate the state’s attempt to hold you accountable for alleged criminal misconduct.
If you fell victim to wrongful search and seizure, were coerced into taking a field test, or saw your Miranda rights violated, we can fight to have your case waived. There’s also a chance that the officers on the scene improperly engaged in testing procedures or misinterpreted the data related to your testing.
Our team can investigate all of these possibilities and present an argument against the prosecution’s points accordingly. You can count on us to keep you in the loop as our investigation progresses and as we develop the argument needed to overturn your OVI charges.
You can learn more about our experience with Ohio OVI cases by scheduling a case evaluation with our team. Koffel | Brininger | Nesbitt brings calm to chaos!
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Let Our Firm Protect You from Wrongful OVI Charges Today
This isn’t our first time helping someone like you overcome OVI charges. Koffel | Brininger | Nesbitt has helped over 15,000 clients overturn the OVI charges brought against them. We’re ready to put that experience to use on your behalf as you fight to have the OVI charges brought against you dismissed outright.
Don’t let your case progress without securing consummate representation. You can contact our team by phone or online to book an initial defense consultation with our experienced Ohio OVI lawyers. We are available 7 days a week, 7 am – 10 pm.