OVI/DUI/DWI and Traffic Ticket Defense Lawyers in Canton, Ohio
After my OVI arrest, I received a letter from the BMV about suspension of my driver's license. Can they do this before I am even convicted?
When you are arrested for OVI or drunk driving, you face two separate legal actions: criminal charges from the county you were arrested in and civil driver's license suspension from the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles. Our lawyers will defend you in both processes.
− Attorneys Jonathan Morris and Ivan Redinger, Canton, Ohio
Drunk driving (known as OVI in Ohio but often called DUI or DWI) carries serious criminal penalties. Even for a first arrest, you face significant fines, mandatory alcohol education classes, driver's license suspension and the possibility of jail time. You also face the prospect of paying thousands of dollars in high-risk auto insurance costs once you are able to drive again.
If you face OVI/DUI/DWU or other traffic charges, our lawyers offer a free initial consultation to discuss the penalties you face and possible defenses.
Defenses in OVI/DUI/DWI Cases
Given the consequences of a conviction, no one should plead guilty to OVI charges without talking to a competent defense attorney. Even if you were drinking, that doesn't mean prosecutors have enough evidence to convict you of operating a vehicle while intoxicated. Here are examples of some of the issues our lawyers will explore:
- Did the police have a reason to stop your vehicle? If police did not have probable cause to stop you, all evidence gathered after the stop can be suppressed.
- Was the Breathalyzer test administered properly? If the police made mistakes, Breathalyzer test results can be suppressed.
Defenses in Traffic Ticket Cases
Paying traffic tickets will result in an assessment of points on your driver's license, which can lead to higher insurance costs and even driver's license suspension. Our lawyers will negotiate with prosecutors to minimize the effect of the ticket on your life or represent you at trial.
We represent people charged with all types of traffic offenses, including:
- Reckless operation
- Driving under suspension
- Driving without insurance
- Wrongful entrustment
Questions about a DUI/DWI/OVI or traffic case? Contact the lawyers at Redinger & Morris in Canton, Ohio, for a consultation. There is no cost unless you decide to hire us.