Ohio OVI Process

A Guide to What Will Happen in Your Case

This exclusive guide from The Law Offices of Saia & Piatt, Inc. details the processes and procedures involved with an OVI case in Ohio.

Responsible drinking and driving is NOT AGAINST THE LAW. If you plan to consume alcohol and later drive, you have a responsibility to do so conscientiously so that no one is endangered by your conduct. It is illegal to operate a motor vehicle with a BAC of .08 or above in Ohio, and OVI is charged as a traffic violation. However, a conviction of OVI carries penalties, including license suspension, fines and the possibility of being placed in jail ranging from anywhere from 3 days up to 5 years in jail.

Having an OVI, OMVI, DUI, or DWI conviction can have long lasting effects on your life. You need an experienced and aggressive OVI defense attorney that concentrates in defending drunk driving cases. The Law Offices of Saia & Piatt, Inc. is your source for all the information you need to defend a charges of drunk driving. Below we present an extensive guide to the OVI case process. We can educate you about how these cases are handled in Columbus, Delaware, Cleveland, Mt. Gilead and throughout Ohio.

Going Through the Legal System

Read about Going Through the Legal System

In this section we discuss what you can expect to at court appearances, how your driver's license will be affected after being arrested for OVI, important information to know during your case, and much more. Specific topics include:

  • Arraignment
  • Limited Driving Privileges
  • Pre-Trial
  • Motion Hearing
  • Trial
  • Continuances
  • Obtaining Identification Card During Pendency of Case
  • Disposition / Defense Options

Read about Disposition / Defense Options

In this section we discuss the different ways of resolving OVI cases in Ohio. Every case is unique, so there it's important to know the facts before deciding which option is right for you. We will explain the three mains ways of resolving an OVI case:

  • Through Dismissal
  • Through Plea Bargain Agreement
  • Through Trial

Get the Help You Need from The Law Offices of Saia & Piatt, Inc.

It is critical that you have a competent, qualified attorney on your side. Our lawyers attend drunk driving seminars, give presentations at seminars, publish articles on OVI, OMVI, DUI, DWI law, and handle a large volume of drunk driving cases. We are not afraid to take your drunk driving case to a jury, and we are not the type of lawyers that will resolve your case without challenging matters every step of the way.

Contact our team today to learn how we can help. The consultation is free.