West Salem DUI Attorney

West Salem DUI attorney
A West Salem DUI attorney provides aggressive representation for traffic offenses, including OVI, aggravated vehicular homicide, felony DUI, negligent homicide, and driving under suspension.  Ohio’s DUI statute prohibits operating a vehicle under the influence attorney, otherwise known as OVI.  OVI cases typically consists 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.  The statute provides for a minimum driver’s license suspension of 180 days and a minimum period of jail time or approved incarceration of 72 hours upon a conviction for an OVI or BAC charge.  Such minimum penalties increase with a BAC of .17 or more, and prior convictions for OVI or BAC.

West Salem DUI Attorney Defends OVI-Related Offenses 

  OVI is not the only offense involving alcohol and vehicles.  Physical control of a vehicle while under the influence alleges that the person is in the driver’s seat of a vehicle with possession of the keys, and the person is under the influence or drugs, alcohol or a combination of them, or has a BAC as defined in the OVI statute.  There are essentially no minimum penalties for this offense, but the court must impose a class 7 suspension, which must consist of some time.  Another offense that is not technically an OVI is operating a vehicle after underage consumption (OVUAC), sometimes referred to as a “baby DUI.”  This law makes it illegal for persons under 21 years of age to drive a vehicle with 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.   A conviction for this offense carries a minimum driver’s license suspension of 90 days for a first offense, but no minimum period of incarceration.

West Salem DUI Attorney Practices In Wayne County Courts 

  Individuals accused of DUI in West Salem can go to one of several courts in Wayne County, Ohio.  A misdemeanor DUI in West Salem goes to Wayne County Municipal Court, which has two locations:  215 N. Grant Street, Wooster, Ohio 44691; and 207 N. Main St., Orrville, Ohio 44667.  A misdemeanor OVI can also go to West Salem Mayor’s Court, 27 S. Main St., West Salem, Ohio 44287. A felony DUI in West Salem goes to Wayne County Court of Common Pleas, 107 W. Liberty Street, Wooster, Ohio 44691.  Juveniles accused of DUI in West Salem will have their cases heard in the Wayne County Juvenile Court, 107 W. Liberty Street, Wooster, Ohio 44691.

West Salem DUI Attorney Practices In Medina County, Stark County and Summit County Courts 

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Learn How A West Salem DUI Attorney Can Help You

  Attorney Gigiano is an experienced West Salem DUI lawyer in Medina County.  If you have questions about this or other questions you need answered by an experienced Orrville DUI lawyer in Wadsworth or Wooster criminal defense attorney 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.