Driving under the influence (DUI) is a serious offense. In Ohio, this is also referred to as “operating a vehicle while intoxicated” (OVI).
If you are caught driving while impaired, you can face serious penalties including jail time, license suspension, and hefty fines. In addition, your insurance rates will likely increase and you may have difficulty finding affordable coverage in the future.
All drivers arrested for an OVI in Ohio are required to submit to chemical testing to determine their blood alcohol level under the implied consent law. An officer will decide whether or not you need to take a blood test, breath test, or urine test if he suspects you of drunk driving. If you refuse, your license may be suspended automatically for one year.
You can also be charged with an OVI in Ohio if you have a certain concentration of the following drugs in your system:
- or PCP
If you are facing DUI charges in Barberton, Ohio, it is important to contact an experienced attorney who can help you navigate the legal system and protect your rights.