An OVI conviction is serious. So much so that whether it is a misdemeanor or felony, it is likely to show up on background checks. That could hurt your chances of getting into college as well as affect your employment prospects.
If you've been charged with drunk driving based on a failed breathalyzer or blood test, is it time to give up and throw yourself on the mercy of the court?
There's a dizzying array of potential charges related to drunk driving in Ohio and many people -- even those living within the state -- are unaware of the changes in the terminology or how the rules work.
Consider it the new version of the old-fashioned "scarlet letter" when you see bright yellow plates with red lettering on an Ohioan's car.If you don't know this already, you should.
Does being a public figure make fighting the charge of operating a vehicle while under the influence (OVI) of alcohol or drugs harder?
Summit county, home to Akron University and some of Ohio's major employers, saw a spike in the number of fatal vehicle crashes involving drivers under the influence of either drugs or alcohol.
Cold season is one of the most difficult times for people everywhere, especially if you have to drive. Not only can your cold leave you feeling thick-headed and dull your reflexes, cold medications can actually lead to a charge of "operating a vehicle while impaired."
State lawmakers permanently altered the legal landscape back in 2008 when they passed a measure, ultimately signed into law by then-Governor Ted Strickland, requiring ignition interlock devices to be installed on the vehicles of anyone convicted of repeat drunk driving offenses.