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“How can I possibly fight my Cleveland OVI charge? If I was drinking,” This is a question we get asked a lot. Even though some of our most fundamental DUI defense tactics can assist you in getting a successful outcome in your case.

In Ohio, a driving under the influence (DUI) conviction has both administrative and criminal repercussions. This applies to both DUI / OVI charges against commercial drivers and boating under the influence (BUI) offenses. You run the risk of not just having a conviction on your record but also of temporarily losing your driving privileges. These repercussions can have an effect on your future, making it difficult for you to find or keep a good job, a place to live, and increased cost for auto insurance.

Regardless of whether this is your first or third violation, you must treat the charges with seriousness. You can rely on Quinn Legal Associates, INC, using our wealth of experience and expertise to build a solid defense against your charges of driving under the influence.

There are many different defenses to challenge an Ohio OVI charge, including:

  • We are able to contest the basis for the stop. We always obtain and review dash camera footage if available to determine the reason behind a defendant’s stop, particularly in situations where one is present. It is possible to refute an arresting officer’s claim if it is not immediately obvious. If the stop is bad, everything after the stop is bad.
  • We can contest the justification for the arresting officer’s decision to take the defendant out of the car in order to administer a standard field sobriety test. If there was not a reasonable cause to remove the defendant from a car, then everything that occurs after the improper removal is similarly bad.
  • We can contest the findings of the field sobriety test. The NHTSA is universally acknowledged by Ohio as the authority on how field sobriety tests ought to be conducted. A defendant’s performance on the tests may suffer if they are not given correctly.
  • The results of any chemical test that involves a sample of blood, breath, or urine can be contested. The blood or urine sample must be handled carefully; any improper handling will render the test results null and void.
  • Using science to defend an Ohio OVI / DUI charge. This involves the principles of alcohol metabolization, absorption processes, and the various stages of alcohol effects on an individual are all part of the highly intricate science underlying DUI defense.

DUI Lawyer-Scientist

The Cleveland OVI attorneys at Quinn Legal Associates have attended the scientific training courses and have been recognized as ACS Forensic Lawyer-Scientist in the science of DUI breath, blood and urine testing Their is only handful of Ohio DUI attorneys with this designation. This knowledge give’s us an advantage in defending Ohio DUI / OVI cases. The best way to possibly get your Ohio DUI / OVI charges reduce or dismissed is to hire an experienced Cleveland Ohio DUI lawyer.

It is important to know that we are not a plea factory. DUI lawyers often negotiate quick plea deals for clients. As a result of this approach, defense lawyers have earned a bad reputation. As advocates for our clients, we tailor our approach to meet their needs. It is not uncommon for clients to want us to get the best deal as quickly as possible; others prefer to challenge the evidence in an effort to get an acquittal. The situation of the client determines how to proceed.

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In some situations, it may be necessary to fight the charges, such as if you have a clean criminal record or a job that involves driving. There is no doubt that our Cleveland DUI attorneys understand this.

There are two procedures that happen if you are lawfully arrested for OVI. Your driver’s license suspension status is determined by the first procedure, which is the administrative one. If you are found guilty of a crime, the criminal process (the second) establishes your guilt and the associated punishments.

A police officer may ask you to submit to a chemical test to find out your blood or breath alcohol content after making a valid OVI arrest. The officer has the right to take your driver’s license and suspend your driving privileges right away if it is at or above.08 or if you refuse to give a sample for analysis.

A component of the administrative procedure is the instant suspension of the driver’s license. Be aware that this sanction is applied prior to the resolution of your criminal case.

  • Complete the suspension period.
  • Reinstatement charge must be paid.
  • Submit evidence of insurance

Being arrested for DUI will result in an arraignment. A judge will explain the charges against you during this hearing and may establish bail, which you will need to pay in order to be released from jail. The judge will ask you to enter a plea during the arraignment. You will be found guilty of the crime if you enter a guilty plea. If you enter a not-guilty plea, the prosecution’s charges against you will be up for debate, and your case will go forward.

A pretrial hearing is the next phase of the criminal procedure. At this meeting, your lawyer will refute the prosecutor’s case with facts and supporting documentation. The prosecutor may make a plea offer based on the details of your case, which could include reducing your OVI charge or suggesting a shorter sentence. The majority of cases are resolved in pretrial conferences.

Your case will go to trial if it cannot be settled out of court. The prosecution will try to establish your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt, and your defense lawyer will make counterarguments to maintain your freedom and innocence. Many Cleveland Ohio DUI lawyers do not have actual courtroom experience because the majority of Cleveland OVI cases are settled at pretrial hearings.

A sentencing hearing will ensue if the prosecutor prevails and the jury finds you guilty of OVI. During this hearing, the judge will ascertain the appropriate term of imprisonment and any associated penalties.

A company that monitors the ignition interlock device (IID) will be notified of the unsuccessful result if alcohol is detected by the device. Violators of the IID may be subject to a lengthy license suspension or a prison sentence. Monthly maintenance expenses range between $100 and $200, whereas installation fees range between $200 and $300.

Since the early 1990s, Ohio’s driving under the influence laws have been among the strictest in the nation. Ohio drivers who are convicted of operating under the influence will have their licenses revoked. Without fail.

The duration of a license revocation is contingent upon the gravity and particulars of the arrest. If you refuse to submit to a sobriety test or if the breathalyzer reading exceeds the legal limit of 0.08% BAC, you will promptly forfeit the item. If you have been arrested for DUI on multiple occasions, the authorities may also seize or disable your vehicle and remove your license plates.

  • First OVI: at least 3 days in jail or a 3-day alcohol abuse program. Fine up to $1,075.
  • Second OVI: A jail sentence of 10 days to 6 months or a combination of jail, house arrest with monitoring, and/or continuous alcohol monitoring. The fines can be $1,625.
  • Third OVI: A punishment of 30 days to 1 year in jail. If your BAC was 0.17% or higher, the sentence is a minimum of 60 days. The fine can be $2,500, along with paying for an alcohol or drug treatment program. You will also lose your driver’s license for 2 to 10 years. If your second OVI was less than 6 years prior to this arrest, throw out the above information because you are facing a felony now.
  • Fourth OVI: Up to 5 years in jail and a $10,000 fine for a 4th conviction. Plus, you would be required to surrender the car you drive to the authorities. Some fourth-degree offenders lose their licenses permanently.
  • 5th OVI or More: Call Patituce & Associates, LLC. We need to discuss what’s coming.
  • How long will an OVI stay on my record?
  • Being charged with an OVI is serious. If you’re convicted, the information will stay on your criminal record forever.

In Ohio, a ten-year look-back period applies to OVI / DUI convictions . Thus, in the event that an individual is accused of a second or subsequent offense, the magistrate could examine their criminal record in order to identify any prior convictions. If you have committed any prior offenses within a decade of the present allegation, they shall be regarded as prior offenses for the purpose of determining your sentence.

To provide an example of how this works. A first-time OVI offender is subject to a mandatory minimum jail time of three days and a fine ranging from $375 to $1,075. Nonetheless, if this is your second OVI within ten years, you may face a minimum required jail sentence of ten days and/or a fine ranging from $850 to $2,750.

A considerable number of our clients are sole proprietors, operators of their own trucking business. or make there living by being employed by some other business entity. All of these individuals share a common characteristic: they possess a commercial drivers license CDL, which is vital for their survival, functioning, and employment. It is unquestionably the case that individuals with CDLs are disproportionately affected by DUI laws, as we have stated on numerous occasions.

If you are charged with OVI/DUI while in possession of a CDL, you must contact an experienced Cleveland Ohio DUI lawyer as soon as possible.

It is important to hire an Cleveland Ohio DUI lawyer who has the experience and knows how to both defend an Ohio OVI and protect your CDL. The Cleveland Ohio DUI lawyers at Quinn Legal Associates, Inc. have successfully handled thousands of DUI cases in Ohio. We know how to find holes in the prosecution’s case against you, and we know how to exploit them to our advantage.

Having an experienced Cleveland DUI defense attorney by your side is critical for ensuring that your rights and your future are protected. Our skilled Ohio OVI attorneys will effectively evaluate your case and gather important evidence to support your case. In the event that you choose not to take any of the plea offers the prosecution may have offered and we take your case to trial, your Cleveland Ohio DUI lawyer from our firm will be there to provide you with fierce representation on your behalf. Your Ohio DUI attorney can also serve as a great support system for you and offer you the emotional reassurance that you need during this challenging time.

  • Investigating your DUI / OVI case
  • Securing evidence
  • Providing you with truthful legal counsel
  • Offering you support, We Got Your Back!
  • Promptly answering all of your questions
  • Saving you time and money
  • Keep you out of jail by helping you obtain a successful outcome

Don’t plead guilty or go through the stress and anxiety of an Ohio DUI charge by yourself; let The Ohio DUI GUY a successful Cleveland Ohio OVI lawyer with over 45 years of experience help you. The Cleveland OVI attorneys at Quinn Legal Associates in Cleveland will fight to protect you and your future. Without an experienced Ohio DUI attorney, you may be jeopardizing both your reputation and the outcome of your case.

Contacting an experienced Ohio DUI attorney as soon as possible is essential if you have been arrested and charged with an OVI or DUI in the state of Ohio.

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Two DUI / OVI Charges in one?

It is a fact that many people, including some Cleveland DUI lawyers, are unaware that Ohio has two legal blood alcohol limits. Legal limits are as follows: 0.08 for the first limit and 0.17 for the second. If you test above the second legal limit (dubbed a “high-tier test”), the penalties for these kinds of charges increase dramatically. Yet if the arresting officer infringed upon your rights during the arrest, we can avoid those consequences.

The Breath Test Machine Must Be Examined by Cleveland Ohio DUI Lawyers

Some Ohio OVI lawyers do not visit the police station and look over breath test logs. We have seen other Ohio DUI attorneys have their client plead guilty to a first-offense DUI at the arraignment without ever going to the police station to review the records.

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