Attorney Christopher Godinsky is an experienced DUI/OVI lawyer representing clients throughout the Cleveland area. In Ohio, the acronyms DUI, OVI, OMVI, and DWI are used interchangeably to describe the offense of Operating a Vehicle Under the Influence of Drugs or Alcohol. Impaired driving is a serious offense in Ohio that carries steep penalties. Therefore, call Godinsky Law now (440) 826-3400. It is important that you obtain a DUI attorney as soon as possible.
Under Ohio law, an OVI/DUI for a first time offender is punishable by having your license suspended for up to one year, fines that may reach $1000 and spending a minimum of 3 days in jail.
If this isn’t your first drunk driving offense, or you caused injuries to a person or damage to property, the penalties are stiffer. A second-time OVI offender in 6 years faces at least 10 days in jail, fines up to $1,500, and license suspension up to 5 years. For a third conviction, an OVI offender faces up to a year in jail and a license suspension of up to 10 years.
Further, Ohio OVI law is complex. If facing an OVI charge, you need an experienced attorney to handle your case. A talented DUI attorney will examine the state’s evidence with much scrutiny. Frequently, law enforcement will commit an error while arresting a suspect for OVI. If evidence was legally obtained, that evidence needs to be suppressed. If crucial evidence is suppressed, your chance of receiving a favorable outcome is increased.
As an experienced OVI attorney, Christopher Godinsky will study all the evidence leading to your charge. If any evidence was illegally obtained, Christopher will have that evidence suppressed, so the prosecutor cannot use it against. Christopher will make the state prove your charge beyond a reasonable doubt.
When facing an OVI charge, you need a talented DUI lawyer. Godinsky Law will provide you with A Cleveland DUI lawyer with the knowledge of all the legal issues you face and the ability to handle complicated court matters to get you the best result possible.
Christopher Godinsky, an OVI attorney, is here to represent you in court, fight for your rights and beat your OVI charge if possible. Your best chance when facing an OVI is choosing the best representation. Call today for a free consultation and find out how we can help you get your life back on track. (440) 826-3400.