There is no excuse for driving while under the influence of alcohol or any other controlled substance. However, if you do find yourself in a situation where you have been caught doing so, it is important to remember that you still have rights and you will want to discuss them with an attorney. These types of cases are known as Operating a Vehicle under the Influence (OVI) in Ohio, in other states they may be called Driving Under the Influence (DUI) or Driving While Impaired/Intoxicated (DWI) and others. Whatever the name, there are some important things to know.
Know the Legal Limit
According to the Department of Motor Vehicles, most states have now set .08% blood alcohol concentration (BAC) as the legal limit for receiving an OVI. For those under the legal drinking age of 21 years old, the legal limit for driving is…zero! Even just one casual sip of beer or wine could get those individuals an OVI arrest.
Know What Comes Next in order to Avoid It
Because of the constant risk it poses to those on the road, driving while drunk is an offense that every court, rightfully so, takes with the utmost seriousness. Therefore, the stakes of an OVI case are quite high. According to FindLaw.com, Those convicted of an DUI (or OVI) usually lose their license for a certain period of time, pay a hefty fine, and sometimes serve time in jail (especially if it is a repeat offense). It may even impact your current employment status.
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