In Ohio, OVI stands for operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs of abuse. Driving under the influence of alcohol, or operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs of abuse are the same thing. There’s different levels. That’s a misdemeanor of the first degree in Ohio. It carries up to a hundred eighty days in jail, mandatory minimum three days in jail, or a driver’s intervention program in lieu of jail for a first time offender.

Driving under the influence is basically the term operation or operating a motor vehicle. You can operate a truck, a boat. Commonly it’s a car or a truck, but you can get an OVI on the river in a boat or on a lake in a boat. This is not child’s play. You need someone that has the knowledge, training, and experience to properly fight and defend you on this case. Let the law offices of Steven R. Adams protect you and keep you from further embarrassment, and help keep that treasured job that you worked so long and hard for.

Are you or someone you know facing DUI / OVI charges? 

If you are facing DUI charges, you need to speak with an experienced DUI attorney as soon as possible. The Law Offices of Steven R. Adams is recognized by Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers, The Best Lawyers in America, National Trial Lawyers Top 100, and is one of U.S. News' Best Law Firms.  Please contact us online or call our Cincinnati office directly at 513-929-9333 to schedule your free consultation. 

Steven R. Adams
Steven R. Adams was a criminal defense lawyer dedicated to DUI, OVI, and criminal defense in Cincinnati, Ohio.