WHAT IS AN OVI?
An OVI is the same as what people commonly refer to as a DUI, DWI or even Drunk Driving. They all refer to the same thing, operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.
AN OVI IS A SERIOUS OFFENSE
Ohio imposes serious criminal sanctions for operating a vehicle under the influence (OVI) or driving under the influence (DUI) conviction. Mandatory penalties can include incarceration, fines and a shattered reputation. If you are facing OVI/DUI charges, as well as other criminal charges, do not take the situation lightly. It is important to take these charges seriously.
OVI convictions can result in jail time, a drivers license suspension and probation. There are also many other consequences resulting from an OVI conviction. These consequences could include fines, reinstatement fees and higher insurance rates.
OVI'S CAN NOT BE EXPUNGED
The Ohio Revised Code does not allow for the sealing or expunging of OVI offenses under any circumstance. Until the legislature decides to change this statute, an OVI conviction will always show on your criminal background check.
As a former Asst. Prosecutor for the City of Cincinnati, Nick has prosecuted numerous OVI/DUI's. This includes Motions to Suppress, Trials and Plea Negotiations. Nick's background gives him the understanding and the experience to help you with your OVI. Put this experience to work for you and contact Nick Klingensmith today at 513-258-2377.
Nicholas Klingensmith, Attorney at Law, Cincinnati, Ohio, defends DUI/OVI's throughout OHIO, including Hamilton County, Butler County, Warren County, Clermont County, Preble County, Montgomery County, Greene County, Clinton County, Brown County, cities of Cincinnati, Fairfield, Hamilton, Middletown, Mason, Loveland, Batavia, West Chester, Milford, Oxford, Springboro, Wilmington, Georgetown, Eaton and Lebanon, Ohio.