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.