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360 degree approach to DUI/OVI defense

Does an OVI show up on a background check?

By Yavitch & Palmer Co., L.P.A |

In Ohio (and probably most other states) the run-of-the-mill DUI or OVI is a misdemeanor traffic offense.  That means it is not a criminal offense.  Notice the italics in traffic and criminal.  They are in italics because those are terms of art.  That means they have a specific legal definition. Traffic offenses are codified… Read More »

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360 degree approach to DUI/OVI defense

Will I go to jail for my First Offense OVI in Ohio?

By Yavitch & Palmer Co., L.P.A |

One of the main philosophies of our justice system is deterrence.  The idea is to impose enough of a punishment for crimes to make others (who haven’t yet committed a crime) think twice. This happens in two ways.  First, some laws have mandatory penalties. Anyone who reads the law should know what will happen… Read More »

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Go Ask Alice−Drugs and OVI in Ohio

By Yavitch & Palmer Co., L.P.A |

Do you know anyone on prescription medications who needs to drive? A spouse, a child, a parent? If so, you might be surprised to find out that the very medicines they take so faithfully can also result in an arrest for operating a vehicle under the influence (OVI/DUI) in Ohio. Many people associate OVI… Read More »

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DUI Charges: Something for Everyone

By Yavitch & Palmer Co., L.P.A |

There is a widespread fascination among your fellow citizens about celebrity DUIs. Sure, we love to know about everything else they somehow manage to get arrested for — shoplifting, assaults on paparazzi, soliciting prostitutes, and of course, the ever-popular drug bust. But there must be something about seeing these larger-than-life figures reduced to the… Read More »

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