What is a Medina DUI attorney? While some may also commonly refer to such an attorney as a Medina driving under the influence attorney, the better term is a Medina OVI attorney, or Medina operating a vehicle under the influence attorney. OVI is defined in Ohio Revised Code 4511.19 (R.C. 4511.19), bearing the title “operating vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs.” 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 license suspension of 180 days and a minimum period of 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.
Medina Physical Control Attorney
A Medina DUI attorney will also handle “physical control” cases. Having physical control of a vehicle while under the influence is defined in Ohio Revised Code 4511.194 (R.C. 4511.194). Simply stated, physical control of a motor vehicle occurs when one 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 (R.C. 4511.19). There are essentially no minimum penalties for this offense, but the court must impose a class 7 suspension, which must consist of some time.
Medina Underage DUI Attorney
Finally, a Medina DUI lawyer will be prepared to handle operating a vehicle after underage consumption (OVUAC), as defined by Ohio Revised Code 4511.19 (R.C. 4511.19). 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 license suspension of 90 days (a class 6 suspension) for a first offense, but no minimum period of incarceration. Some like to refer to this offense as a “baby DUI.”
A Medina DUI Can Be Heard In Different Medina County Courts
What court does a Medina DUI go to? Misdemeanor DUIs in Medina are heard in Medina Municipal Court, 135 North Elmwood Ave., Medina, Ohio 44256. Felony DUIs in Medina are heard in Medina County Court of Common Pleas, 93 Public Square, Medina, Ohio 44256. Juveniles accused of DUI in Medina will have their cases heard in the Medina County Juvenile Court, 93 Public Square, Medina, Ohio 44256.
The following are important links for those charged with DUI in Medina:
Ohio OVI law: http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/4511.19
Ohio Physical control law: http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/4511.194
Classes of suspensions: http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/4510.02
Medina Municipal Court: http://www.medinamunicipalcourt.org/index.php
Medina County Court of Common Pleas: http://www.co.medina.oh.us/clerk/clrkhome.htm
Medina County Juvenile Court: http://www.medinaprobate.org/
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Attorney Gigiano is an experienced Medina DUI attorney who practices in the Medina Municipal Court, Medina County Court of Common Pleas, and Medina County Juvenile Court, as well as the Wadsworth Municipal Court, Summit County courts, Wayne County courts and other nearby county courts. If you have questions about this or other questions you need answered by an experienced Medina DUI lawyer, 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.