Taking Your OVI Charges Seriously
Some drivers believe that an OVI charge (also known as DUI or driving under the influence) is like a traffic ticket they can pay and move on with life. However, Ohio courts take charges of operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs very seriously. Even a first-time conviction may result in harsh consequences, including:
- Substantial fines
- Driver’s license suspension
- Ignition interlock
- Alcohol education or treatment
- Court costs and other fees
- A considerable hike in your car insurance rates
- A permanent criminal record
An OVI/DUI conviction also may affect your employment, especially if you need to drive as a part of your job. To protect your future, you should seek the help of an experienced defense lawyer as soon as possible. At Triplett McFall Wolfe Law, LLC, our lawyers understand how to defend you against OVI/DUI charges.
Protecting Your Driver’s License And Your Future
Even if you admitted you were drinking, failed a field sobriety test and breath test, you should not give up hope. Our skilled and aggressive lawyers will challenge the evidence against you, such as:
- The legality of the traffic stop
- The training of the officer who administered the roadside tests
- The maintenance and calibration of the breath test device
- The chain of custody for preserving blood or breath samples and protecting them from contamination
- Any medical conditions you may have that contributed to your failed sobriety test
- The potential violation of your rights or failure of police to advise you of your rights during your arrest
Our attorneys have over 50 years of combined experience assisting drivers charged with alcohol-related offenses. We will work to have your charges reduced or dismissed, even if it means going to trial.
Contact Us Before You Make Another Move
Before you plead guilty, call our Bellefontaine, Ohio, offices at 937-593-6591 or use our simple online contact form to set up your free initial consultation. We will review the details of your case and discuss any mitigating factors that we can use in your defense.