COVID – 19 MESSAGE FROM Soroka & Associates, LLC

As you already know, the coronavirus (COVID-19) is creating challenges for all of us. We hope that you all are staying safe and healthy and taking all the necessary precautions during this challenging time. At Soroka & Associates, LLC, we are committed to our employees, associates, clients, and perspective clients. We always strive to provide a safe and comfortable environment to everyone at our office.

Our office has remained open during our regular business hours Monday through Friday and by appointment during the weekends. We have taken additional measures to assure the safety everyone that enters our office. Our staff and cleaning personnel have increased the frequency and scope of cleanings and disinfecting at our office in accordance with the CDC recommendations to assure the safety of anyone that enters our office.

As an extra step to our commitment to safety, we have also adapted to the changing environment, and now offer virtual consultations via Zoom, Facetime, and Skype during our business hours. As always, phone consultations are available by appointment, at all hours, any day of the week.

24/7 Attorneys For OVI/DUI Defense

The Columbus attorneys of Soroka & Associates, LLC, are highly experienced in all aspects of OVI defense and litigation. OVI stands for operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The OVI offense is commonly referred to as DUI. If you’ve been charged with an OVI/DUI, it is critical to know and invoke your rights. Properly invoking your rights can mean the difference in potentially avoiding an OVI conviction. Along with the stigma attached to an OVI conviction, it can also mean significant jail time, a lengthy license suspension and many other costly penalties. It is imperative to get an experienced drunk driving defense attorney on your side as soon as possible.

Two kinds of OVI Offenses:

1) OVI Impaired

An officer is able to charge a driver with an OVI impaired when in the officer’s subjective opinion is that the driver is too impaired to operate a vehicle. The officer’s subjective opinion is formed by observing the way the person is driving, the way they pull over, how their eyes look, how their face looks, how they smell, how they talk, what they say to the officer, how they reach for their license, how they answer the officer’s questions, and how they perform on the standardized field sobriety tests.

2) OVI Per Se

The charge of OVI per se occurs when a driver submits to a breath test and the result is higher than .08 BAC (blood alcohol concentration), or the blood and urine tests are above designated thresholds for either alcohol or drugs.

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