Drunk driving cases are common in the North Royalton area municipal and mayor courts. This does not mean, however, that drunk driving is not a big deal. The reality is that there can be very serious consequences to an OVI conviction. Drivers convicted of OVI face higher car insurance premiums, significant fines, potentially lengthy driver’s license suspensions, and as we discussed in the past, they also may face serious jail time.

In many kinds of OVI cases, Ohio judges are required to impose a mandatory minimum term in jail upon conviction. Not only is there a mandatory minimum, but the sentence cannot be broken up to accommodate work obligations. It must be served consecutively. If a person loses their job due to having to serve jail time, the entire trajectory of their future could be altered.

Although some OVI cases are open and shut, not all of them are, and many people can benefit from legal advice and representation before making the decision to fight the charges or not. Here is where the OVI defense lawyers of Kirner & Boldt Co., L.P.A. can potentially be helpful.

Our team of attorneys regularly handles OVI cases. This means that we are very familiar with the drunk driving laws in the Buckeye State, and we can examine the facts of individual cases to look for possible defenses. These facts can include any police mistakes that could damage or destroy the state’s case. For more information on our approach to OVI cases, please see the drunk driving page on our website.