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Defending Your Driving Privileges After an OVI or Criminal Traffic Matter

While other state laws refer to drunk driving or driving under the influence violations as DUI, these offenses are known as OVI or Operating A Vehicle Under the Influence of Drugs or Alcohol in Ohio. By any name, these charges carry severe penalties that may disrupt your family, your career and your ability to drive.

Our attorneys at McNamara & McNamee - Attorneys at Law act to resolve OVI and other traffic matters expeditiously so that you can get back on the road as soon as possible. We aggressively challenge drunk driving charges because we recognize the lasting damage this criminal matter can have on you and your loved ones. Many high-profile Ohioans and professionals have benefited from our discreet representation.

Proven Advocates for Serious Charges

Our lawyers have successfully defended clients against serious traffic violations and OVI charges that include:

  • Drugged OVI
  • Felony OVI and OMVI
  • Aggravated Vehicular Homicide and Assault
  • Vehicular Manslaughter
  • Having Physical Control of a Vehicle While Under the Influence
  • Driving under suspension
  • Failure to Reinstate
  • Reckless Driving Offenses, such as driving aggressively or speeding
  • Leaving the scene of an accident or a hit-and-run offense, also known as a Hit skip

Calling our Columbus firm after you have been arrested or received a ticket is critical to protecting your case and your rights. Do not speak to a police officer or prosecutor without representation. We are easily accessible to our valued clients, offering appointment seven days a week because we know your legal needs are urgent.

What You Need to Know About OVI Penalties

While drunk driving fines are steep, most of our clients are concerned about minimizing the collateral consequences of this charge. Felony and misdemeanor OVI convictions affect professional licensing, custody agreements and driving privileges. In addition, judges may require convicted drivers to install ignition interlock devices and restricted license plates on their cars, making these potentially embarrassing charges even more public. You may be subject to mandatory jail time if convicted of certain offenses.

Penalties are enhanced for drivers with previous OVI convictions or drivers in possession of drugs or firearms at the time of their arrest. Our attorneys use over five decades of criminal law experience to limit the length of driving restrictions or a jail sentence so that you avoid the publicity that accompanies both.

Contact Us Today

Reach us online or over the phone at 614-464-2770 to get in touch with a skilled lawyer. We offer private consultations that suit your schedule.

We represent individuals in Municipal, Common Pleas and Federal Courts throughout Ohio.