OVI/DUI Defense

Cleveland OVI & DUI Lawyer

Knowledgeable Counsel for DUI Cases

An OVI (operating a vehicle while intoxicated) is the legal term for a DUI (Driving Under the Influence) in Ohio. This is a very serious charge that can have long-lasting repercussions on your life. At Brockler Law, we understand how critical your next steps will be to your future. If you have been arrested for operating a motor vehicle under the influence, including underage OVI and OVI with a commercial driver's license (CDL), contact an OVI lawyer in Cleveland as soon as possible. 

A qualified attorney can help you fight your charges, protect your driving privileges, and defend your rights. Call us at (216) 350-1819 today to request your free initial consultation. Se habla español.

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    Common Mistakes People Make When Charged With an OVI in the Cleveland Area

    When facing an OVI charge in Cleveland, it's crucial to avoid common mistakes that can jeopardize your case. Here are some of the most frequent missteps people make:

    • Not Hiring an Experienced OVI Lawyer: Attempting to handle an OVI case on your own or with a general practice attorney can be detrimental. An experienced OVI lawyer knows the nuances of Ohio's OVI laws, the local court systems, and effective defense strategies.
    • Refusing the Chemical Test: While you have the right to refuse a chemical test (breath, blood, urine), doing so can lead to an automatic license suspension and other consequences under Ohio's implied consent laws. It can also complicate your defense.
    • Ignoring the Importance of Early Legal Intervention: Delaying contact with a lawyer can result in missed opportunities to challenge evidence, secure witness statements, or negotiate with prosecutors. Immediate legal counsel can significantly impact the outcome of your case.
    • Failing to Understand the Charges and Penalties: Misunderstanding the specifics of your charges and potential penalties can lead to poor decision-making. It's essential to be fully informed about what you're facing so that you can take appropriate actions.
    • Talking to Law Enforcement Without Legal Representation: Anything you say to law enforcement can be used against you. It's vital to exercise your right to remain silent and request an attorney before answering questions or making statements.
    • Driving on a Suspended License: If your license is suspended due to an OVI charge, driving can lead to additional charges, increased penalties, and complicate your defense. Follow all court and DMV orders regarding your license.
    • Not Attending Court Dates: Failing to appear for scheduled court dates can result in a bench warrant for your arrest and additional legal troubles. Always make sure to attend all required appearances or notify the court in advance if you have a legitimate conflict.
    • Underestimating the Long-Term Consequences: An OVI conviction can affect your employment, housing, and financial stability for years to come. It's critical to approach your defense with this long-term impact in mind and take all necessary steps to avoid a conviction.

    By avoiding these common mistakes and working with a knowledgeable Cleveland OVI lawyer, you can better navigate the legal system and increase your chances of a favorable outcome. Contact our team at Brockler Law to discuss your case and learn how we can assist you.

    Defenses Against an OVI or Underage OVI Charge

    There are a number of ways you can fight an OVI in Ohio, including:

    • Challenging the accuracy of the BAC test
    • Challenging the legality of the stop
    • Challenging the accuracy of the chemical test
    • Challenging the accuracy of the police report
    • Using OVI expert witnesses

    Our OVI attorney in Cleveland can help you build a strong legal defense tailored to your unique circumstances. We are prepared to challenge the accuracy of the BAC test, the legality of the stop, and the accuracy of the chemical test. We also have the experience to handle challenging cases, such as underage OVI, OVI where injury or property damage occurred, and protecting your CDL after an OVI arrest. 

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