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Wadsworth DUI Attorney

A Wadsworth DUI attorney handles OVI cases, as defined in R.C. 4511.19, physical control cases, as defined in R.C. 4511.194, and baby DUI cases, as defined in R.C. 4511.19.

OVI cases 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.

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.

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.

Baby DUIs are also known as OVUAC, or  operating a vehicle after underage consumption.  This offense only applied to people under 21 years old, who 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.

DUI arrests in Wadsworth, Ohio go to specific courts in Medina County.  Misdemeanor DUIs  in Wadsworth are heard in Wadsworth Municipal Court, 120 Maple Street, Wadsworth, Ohio 44281.  Felony DUIs in Wadsworth are heard in Medina County Court of Common Pleas, 93 Public Square, Medina, Ohio 44256.  Misdemeanor and felony DUIs can be tried to the court or to a jury.  Juveniles accused of DUI in Wadsworth will have their cases heard in the Medina County Juvenile Court, 93 Public Square, Medina, Ohio 44256.  Such cases in juvenile court are only tried to the court.

The following are important links for those charged with DUI in Wadsworth:

Ohio OVI law:

Ohio Physical control law:

Classes of suspensions:

Medina County Court of Common Pleas:

Medina County Juvenile Court:

Wadsworth Municipal Court:


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Attorney Gigiano is a Wadsworth DUI attorney in Wadsworth, Medina County, Ohio, who practices in the courts in Medina County.  The Medina County Courts consist of the Wadsworth Municipal Court, Medina County Court of Common Pleas, Medina County Juvenile Court, and the Medina Municipal Court.  Attorney Gigiano also practices in the Summit County courts, Wayne County courts and other nearby county courts. If you have questions about this or other questions you need answered by a Wadsworth DUI attorney, please call Attorney Daniel F. Gigiano at 330-336-3330.  Attorney Gigiano’s office is located on the corner of Main and College, at 102 Main St., Ste. 200, Wadsworth, Ohio 44281.