Fighting For Your Rights And Future In Felony OVI Cases
Operating a vehicle while impaired (OVI) in Ohio is a serious crime that can have a lasting impact on your driving privileges and your life. If you have been charged with a felony OVI, you need an attorney on your side as soon as possible. At Ernst & Associates, LLC, we work to protect your rights and future by aggressively pursuing lesser charges or a dismissal of the charges against you whenever possible. We have extensive experience handling all types of criminal cases over our 25 years in practice.
What Is A Felony OVI?
If you have been convicted of drunk driving three or more times in the 10 years prior to your current OVI charge, you will now be facing a felony OVI charge. You may be charged with a felony OVI if you have five or more felony convictions (for any type of felony) in the past 20 years.
If you are facing your first OVI charge, it will most likely not be a felony unless you caused an accident that resulted in the injury or death of another person while you were driving drunk. This would then be charged as aggravated vehicular assault or aggravated vehicular homicide.
Consequences For A Felony OVI Conviction
Since a felony charge carries more serious punishments, you may be subject to the life-changing effects of felony OVI conviction. Some of the types of consequences include:
- Up to $10,500 in monetary fines
- Up to five years in prison
- Required substance abuse/additional treatment
- A lifetime suspension of your driver’s license
- A permanent criminal record
- The forfeiture of your car or vehicle
Do Not Wait Another Minute To Contact Us
We are here to help you through every aspect of your felony OVI case. Our firm is dedicated to helping you understand your rights and fight to keep your freedom. For more information or to discuss your specific situation, call our office today at 513-548-5544 or contact us online now.