Drunk driving laws and penalties in Ohio are among the toughest in the nation. In addition to the expensive court costs, fines, higher insurance premiums and the loss of your freedom, if convicted for drunk driving, you could face other serious penalties such as:
The revocation or suspension of your driver's license or CDL license
The loss of your vehicle
Having to drive with embarrassing yellow license plates that let everyone else on the road know you've been convicted of drunk driving
Potential felony DUI/OVI charges along with felony jail time
Having an ignition interlock device installed on your car at significant monthly expense
The loss of future employment and financial opportunities
You Get The Picture-Now Get An Attorney.
As a former judge, OVI lawyer Mark Conese now puts his unique experience and knowledge to work on behalf of clients in the Hamilton/Cincinnati region who have been charged with OVI offenses, including OVI (operating a vehicle while intoxicated), DUI (driving under the influence of alcohol, also known as DWI), and OMVI (operating a motor vehicle while under the influence, impaired, or intoxicated).
Mark understands how breathalyzer machines work and knows how to check them for errors in calibration and testing. And because the criminal courts can now go back 20 years when looking at your driving record, Mark's ability to challenge these field sobriety test results is extremely important. Multiple drunk driving convictions in 20 years may result in felony jail time and a permanent criminal record.
Avoid Penalties For Drinking And Driving
We understand that you have too much to lose when combating an OVI charge. We will challenge the evidence to get the charges against you reduced or dismissed wherever possible.
Stiff Consequences For Underage Drinking
Minors who are convicted for underage consumption of alcohol may face underage drinking penalties including a fine of up to $1,000 and/or six months of jail time. Therefore, even a charge as insignificant as underage drinking should be taken seriously. (Learn more about our juvenile crime defense representation.)
Whether you are facing charges following your first drunk driving arrest or are facing the devastating consequences of criminal vehicular manslaughter charges, we will provide the aggressive representation you need and the respect you deserve.
Contact a drunk driving defense lawyer at the Conese Law Office for a free initial consultation today.