OVI/DUI offenses are complex, and no two cases are the same. Every OVI case involves a series of three “phases,” each subject to its own set of rules: the first phase involves the stop of your vehicle by law enforcement; the second involves your interaction with the officer; and the third involves any roadside testing conducted immediately prior to your arrest.
In Ohio, OVI offenses are “enhanceable,” meaning the penalties increase for consecutive charges/convictions. Further, the severity of the offense ranges from a first-degree misdemeanor to a third-degree felony depending upon the number of OVI convictions on your criminal record for the preceding 10 years.
OVI/DUI offenses – whether charged as a misdemeanor or felony – are some of the most difficult cases to litigate and a conviction brings harsh penalties, many of which are mandatory under Ohio law.
If you are facing an OVI charge, engaging a lawyer who understands the rules that apply to each phase is critical to your defense. Milano Attorneys are among the best OVI lawyers in Cleveland, Ohio. We will provide the level of skill and effort that ensures you the best possible outcome.
We represent clients in various municipal courts, including Cleveland, Rocky River, Lakewood, Berea, Parma, Elyria, Lorain, and Avon Lake, among others. If you are facing an OVI charge, contact us. This is far too serious to handle yourself.
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