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In Ohio, operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol/drugs is known as operating a motor vehicle impaired (OVI). The judicial process is a complicated one, and the penalties for a conviction are severe –- worse for those with Commercial Driver’s Licenses. A DUI/OVI conviction remains on your record forever, and can result in jail time, loss of license, major insurance problems and having your record exposed to anyone searching your background.
The good news is there are many things that can be done to help prevent a conviction. In certain cases, a prosecutor may be willing to reduce a DUI / OVI charge to lesser offenses. Some of the most common, but by no means all, mitigating factors that diligent and thorough case research can reveal include:
- No reasonable suspicion to make a traffic stop
- No signs of intoxication
- Improper administration of field sobriety tests
- Standard field sobriety tests misinterpreted
- Unlawful arrest
- Failure to advise your right to refuse
- Breath test inadmissible
Reductions and dismissals generally occur when a prosecutor suspects that their case is weak, or that their adversary is formidable enough to win at trial. Our firm is known in this legal community as one which is never intimidated or prone to wavering in the face of apparently overwhelming “facts”.
Attorneys at Zukerman go to unparalleled lengths to ensure all the evidence regarding your DUI/OVI charge is on the table. With us fighting for your rights, you will know exactly what evidence a prosecutor will have at their disposal when your case comes to trial – and hence, where the weaknesses in the case lie.
If you feel avoiding conviction is impossible, in all likelihood that is an assumption you are not qualified to make. Considering the ramifications this charge can have upon your life, you owe it to yourself to have an experienced Zukerman attorney look into your case.