Lodi DUI Attorney
When one is accused of DUI in Lodi, that person will need the services of a Lodi DUI attorney. In Ohio, a DUI is technically called an OVI, which stands for operating a vehicle under the influence. OVI is defined in Ohio Revised Code 4511.19
and typically consist of two separate charges: (1) the OVI charge, which alleges that the person operated a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, a drug of abuse, or a combination of them; and (2) the BAC charge, which usually alleges that the person operated a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or more, which is determined by a breath sample, or an equivalent amount by blood serum or plasma or urine, as well as levels of various drugs. If convicted, one faces a minimum suspension of one’s driver’s license for 180 days and a minimum period of incarceration of 72 hours, with increased minimum for repeat offenses or a high test for alcohol.
Can you be convicted of DUI if you were not driving the vehicle? While this may be a solid defense to OVI, this situation can still result in a conviction for physical control of a vehicle while under the influence
if the person was in the driver’s seat while in possession of the keys to the vehicle. There are essentially no minimum penalties for this offense, but the court must impose a class 7 suspension
, which must consist of some time.
What if the test result is really low? While this may be a solid defense to OVI, this situation can still result in a conviction for operating a vehicle after underage consumption
, otherwise known as a baby DUI, if the driver was under 21 years of age and had a concentration of .02 percent, but less than .08 percent by weight of alcohol by whole blood or breath, or with an equivalent amount by blood serum or plasma or urine. The minimum suspension of one’s driver’s license is less than that of an OVI and there is no minimum period of incarceration.
Lodi DUI Attorney Defends Clients In Medina County Courts
Tickets for DUI issued in Lodi can wind up in one of three courts. Misdemeanor DUIs in Lodi are heard in Wadsworth Municipal Court
. Felony DUIs in Lodi are heard in Medina County Court of Common Pleas
. Juveniles accused of DUI in Lodi will have their cases heard in the Medina County Juvenile Court
Lodi DUI Attorney Defends Clients In Wayne County, Stark County and Summit County Courts
You Need A Lodi DUI Attorney On Your Side
Attorney Gigiano is an experienced Medina County DUI attorney for Lodi. If you have questions about this or other questions you need answered by an experienced Lodi DUI lawyer in Medina County, please call Attorney Daniel F. Gigiano at 330-336-3330. Attorney Gigiano’s office is located at 102 Main St., Ste. 200, Wadsworth, Ohio 44281.