The State of Ohio may have grave consequences, including jail time, license revocation and fines. If you face DUI or OVI charges, you need the timely intervention of an expert defense attorney to protect your rights.
At the Chardon (Geauga County) law firm of Svete & McGee Co., L.P.A., our DUI/OVI defense lawyers have helped individuals contest drunk driving charges for over 35 years.
DUI/OVI in Ohio
Under Ohio law, operating a motor vehicle while having an amount of alcohol, drugs or anything that impairs your physical or mental abilities to an appreciable degree is a punishable offense. A breath or urine test is required to convict you of this offense.
Our firm is dedicated to providing a strong criminal defense to challenge the DUI charges. We have the skill and experience to negotiate a resolution in your favor or, if no acceptable agreement is reached, aggressively defend you in court.
Depending on previous offenses, your license may be automatically suspended for a period of one year. This administrative license suspension is independent of any jail term, fine or otherwise, and is imposed in court for a DUI offense. However, it may be appealed—but only within five days of the offense.
Contact our Chardon law office promptly to speak with a skilled DUI/OVI defense lawyer who will advise you of your rights and work to preserve your license. If you face such charges, waiting to act could place your license at risk.