Operating a vehicle impaired (OVI) used to be called DUI (driving under the influence). When you get arrested or cited for this offense the first thing you need to learn about once you are released is: what is the procedure from this point onward?
After being educated as to how the system works, you need to have the facts of your case analyzed under applicable laws. What is the likelihood you will be found guilty? Should evidence be suppressed? Has all evidence been preserved? Do you want a jury?
In the event legal consequences become a reality can they be minimized? For example, if this is your first OVI and you have a low test, there is a maximum potential jail time of 6 months and a maximum fine of up to $1075.00. There will be a minimum mandatory jail time of 3 days or a weekend driver intervention program. Then there are the license suspension issues. Probation is a reality. If you have a high test, the penalties are more severe.
If it is a second or third OVI within a 6 month period, the penalties increase as misdemeanors. Your car can be impounded. If it is a 4th in 6 years, the penalty is a felony with prison rather than jail as a real consequence by statute.
OVI is a serious offense and you want a good lawyer on your side. At Beitzel Law Office, you won't be passed off to another lawyer when it's time to go to Court. I will handle your case from beginning to end.