DUI/OVI Law Intro

Criminal and Civil Charges Both Occur As Part of a DUI

Interviewer: At this point, people need to know is that their case is going to proceed intwo different tracks. A Department of Motor Vehicle case will be proceeding as well as a criminal case. Dale Yes. Initially, the suspension of your license is a civil matter and not a criminal matter. It’s considered civil penalty, not a...

DUI / OVI Penalties

DUI Arrests and Convictions in the State of Ohio

Dale: My name is Dale Naticchia, I’m an attorney in Cleveland, Ohio. I’ve been an attorney for 26 years and I specialize in the practice of DUI law. Interviewer: In Ohio, a DUI arrest and conviction is called something different. It’s called OVI. Is that correct? Dale: That is correct. But everybody still acknowledges and knows it as DUI. The...

High End DUI / OVI or Super OVI – Based on Blood Alcohol Level

Interviewer: You said a high end DUI is a blood alcohol level of above .169. Is that right? Dale: Yes. .170 and above. Dale: This is what the judges were taught at the judicial college. If a person has registered at .170 and is still even somewhat able to operate a motor vehicle, it indicates that they have...

How Are DUI Defendants Treated By The Court System

Interviewer: How should people expect to be treated by the courts and the judges? Are they the devilincarnate or are they treated at least somewhat fairly? Dale: My clients are treated fairly and treated with respect because I make certainthat the court knows these people are respectable citizens. At worst, they made amistake. That’s the worst thing...

How Serious Are DUI / OVI Charges

Interviewer: We’ll start off at the basics. So, let’s say someone’s been arrested and charged andreleased with DUI, what’s some of the first things they need to do to consider whether or notthey need a lawyer? How serious are these charges? Dale: Well, I think anybody should know they need a lawyer right away. They’ve been stripped...

Leveland DUI

We’re Here To Help You With Your DUI or OVI Call Us Today! 440-342-9379 What does a DUI / OVI mean? A DUI means driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. And a OVI means operating a vehicle impaired. If you have been charged with a OVI or DUI as your defense lawyer I...

Reasonable Suspicion and the Fourth Amendment

Everyone’s car drifts a little bit within the lane. At that point, if you could win on the reasonable suspicion issue, all the evidence that was gathered after the stop could be thrown out. That’s a tactic that could win the case. Interviewer: Tell me about the Fourth Amendment. What does it specifically say? Expectation of...

Rules & Limits for OVI

Interviewer: So what are the rules, the limits for OVI that you know? Dale: The BAC is anything over .02, Okay. It’s four points on a license, there is a suspension from ninety days to two years, it’s zero to thirty days of incarceration. But this is the trick bag, if you get an operating a vehicle...

Some Relief for Ohioans Charged With Driving Under Suspension

House Bill 37 will go into effect on September 28, 2012. The bill offers some relief to those who have been charged with driving under suspension. Some of these provisions are as follows: Child Support Suspensions- Under the current law courts could not grant driving privileges to those whose license suspended for nonpayment of child...

What’s The Chain Of Events From Arrest Through The 1st 2 Months

Interviewer: Let’s illustrate what happens initially. What are people facing the first two months after they’ve been arrested. What are the common chain of events? Dale First of all, as I mentioned before, they’re without a driver’s license. I encourage my clients to immediately get back into their routines and keep up with their normal work schedules....