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Smithville DUI Attorney

A Smithville DUI attorney represents individuals accused of the following in Smithville, Ohio:  DUI, OVI, driving under suspension, negligent homicide, and other traffic offenses.  OVI stands for “operating vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs.”  OVI cases can involve two separate charges: (1) OVI, which alleges that the person operated a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, a drug of abuse, or a combination of them; and (2) BAC, 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.  A conviction for OVI or BAC carries a minimum driver’s license suspension of 180 days and a minimum period of incarceration of 72 hours, with increased minimum penalties for higher test results or prior convictions.

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Physical control of a vehicle while under the influence 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 driver’s license suspension.

A baby DUI may not sound so serious, but it is no laughing matter, as it carries serious consequences.  Operating a vehicle after underage consumption (OVUAC) is an offense that forbids people under 21 years of age from driving 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.  This is a very small amount of alcohol.  If one has been drinking prior to driving, there is a good chance that the test result would be at least .02.  A conviction for this offense carries a minimum license suspension of 90 days for a first offense, but no minimum period of incarceration.

Smithville DUI Attorney Fights For Clients In Wayne County Ohio Criminal Courts 


OVI tickets issues in Smithville, Ohio, can be handled in a number of Wayne County Courts.  If the matter is a misdemeanor, it will be handled by the Wayne County Municipal Court 215 S. Grant St., Wooster, Ohio 44691, or the Smithville Mayor’s Court, 207 W. Main St., P.O. Box 517, Smithville, Ohio 44677.  If the matter is a felony, it will be handled by the Wayne County Court of Common Pleas, 107 W. Liberty St., Wooster, Ohio 44691.  If the crime is alleged to have been committed by a juvenile, the case will be handled by the Wayne County Juvenile Court, 107 W. Liberty St., Wooster, Ohio 44691.

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Attorney Gigiano is an experienced Smithville DUI attorney in Wadsworth who practices in the Wayne County Courts, and other nearby county courts.  If you have questions about this or other questions you need answered by an experienced Orrville 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.