In a recent ruling, The Ohio Supreme Court clarified the correct, potential sentencing for repeat OVI offenders. In the opinion from Justice Judith L. French, OVI defendants who qualify as repeat offenders are subject to not only penalties from their original offense, but penalties provided by the repeat offender statute.
If you're like thousands of other residents of the Greater Columbus area, you're planning on traveling to take part in Labor Day festivities this weekend. Every year, along with all the BBQs and poolside fun with friends and family, Labor Day weekend brings a spike in drunk driving activity. Local law enforcement knows this, and in the last several years police departments have deployed a coordinated effort to identify drunk drivers and charge them with OVI.