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Why do I need the services of an Ohio OVI attorney?
Why do I need the services of an OVI Attorney? There are several reasons why you should consult with an experienced OVI attorney if you have been charged with driving while intoxicated. To begin, acknowledge that you have a basic right to a judicial trial. You have the right to a jury trial, which means that a judge will hear your case and decide whether you are guilty or not. Second, you may retain the services of a private attorney. Your public defender, however, cannot represent you in court. You need the assistance of an attorney who can defend you in court and negotiate a reasonable plea bargain on your behalf. Finally, if you are charged with OVI, you must understand that the prosecution has considerable authority over you. Prosecutors often offer plea bargains in exchange for lesser charges. In court, they will also use your refusal to take a breathalyzer test or your failure to pass the road sobriety tests against you. Accepting a plea bargain should only be done if it is in your best interests.
How long does it take to acquire a driver's license after a DUI?
Before a person's driver's license in Ohio may be revoked, the court must assess if they are a habitual offender. A first-time OVI conviction is often classified as a misdemeanor, although it is not a criminal in Ohio. A second OVI conviction is considered a crime, and a third conviction is considered a third-degree felony. A person convicted of OVI may get points on their record as well as lose their license for a period of time. Points are commonly assigned based on the type of crime, the number of offenses, and the number of previous convictions. The total number of points awarded to a person may influence how long it takes for their license to be reinstated. A person convicted of OVI with two prior convictions, for example, would be required to wait 12 months after their third conviction before having their license renewed. If a person is convicted of a first-time OVI and has just one prior conviction, they will face a six-month jail term. The minimum waiting period is 90 days.
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