Previously known as Driving While Impaired, Driving Under the Influence or Operating a Motor Vehicle Impaired, the statute was changed in 2005 to OVI. This allowed the Ohio General Assembly to broaden the offense to Operating a Vehicle Impaired, which removed the requirement that the vehicle be motorized.
Just because the name of the statute was changed, that doesn’t mean the consequences are diminished. An OVI charge will stay on your criminal record permanently and leave you to deal with lasting ramifications, including:
Baum Law Office is home to the knowledgeable attorney you need in your corner. We’ll look over every aspect of your arrest to pinpoint mitigating factors that could be used in your defense.
Besides managing your OVI case, we defend and prosecute domestic violence cases and also offer GAL assistance, as well as criminal defense. Tell our legal professional about your case today.