Helping Those Facing OVI Charges In Monroe County
When you are charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol (OVI) in Monroe County, your life can be dramatically impacted instantly in numerous ways. In addition to having your driver license taken away by the state, a conviction of OVI can result in other detrimental consequences. It can be marked on your permanent criminal record, you can lose your job, pay outrageous fines and court costs, serve mandatory jail time, and you can be forced to attend court ordered treatment programs. But just because you were arrested for OVI does not mean a conviction must follow. If you call attorney Scott C. Brown as soon as possible after your arrest, he will give you a fighting chance at avoiding the penalties incurred from a conviction and afford you the peace of mind you have been looking for since the incident took place.
The Experience OVI Arrest Victims Require
Since 1996, OVI lawyer Scott C. Brown has been providing those arrested for drinking and driving in Monroe County with aggressive, no nonsense defense. There are other attorneys out there who claim to lend a hand to clients who have been arrested for OVI. And that is exactly what they do. They stand next to their client while letting them plead guilty and then collect their fee and move on. The truth is, however, that you can do that without a lawyer; and if that’s your plan, then you’re better off not wasting the money. But if you want someone to walk you through the process and make you understand what is going to happen along the way, then fight for your rights in a court of law to seek the best options for reducing your charges, you need to call Scott Brown for legal counsel.
20 or 30 years ago, an OVI in Ohio was essentially a slap on the wrist. But with the advent of focus groups like MADD and other forums that shame people for making a mistake that they themselves have likely made in the past, OVIs are serious crimes that can, by all intents and purposes, ruin your life. Don’t let this happen to you — attorney Scott C. Brown can help.
OVI Lawyer Serving Ohio Residents Throughout Monroe County
When you are charged with OVI in Ohio, there are two actions taken on behalf of those who intend to govern you. The first action is a state-mandated suspension of your driver’s license. The second action is the criminal charges that will be filed against you in your local or state court.
In Ohio, a first offense OVI can lead to a license suspension of anywhere between six months and three years, depending on varying factors at the time of arrest, like blood alcohol content (BAC) and how well you cooperated with the arresting officer. You are also required to serve at least three days in jail. Your jail time can increase depending on your BAC. You must attend the state-mandated Driver Intervention Program, pay a $450 driver license reinstatement fee, and pay fines and court costs that can range from $250 to $1000. You are not required to install the interlock ignition device (IID) if you are a first-time offense, but if you plan on working and are successful in requesting for a court-ordered partial license that will essentially allow you to get to and from work, you will be required to utilize the IID. The IID will cost you at least another $1000.
Attorney Scott C. Brown Has The Answers To Your Questions
Without a quality OVI attorney like Scott Brown on your side, you are looking at around $2500- $3000 in costs, jail time, and at least six months with no license. That’s no license to go to work. No license to pick up the kids. No license to get your mother or father to or from a doctor’s appointment. This can be an embarrassing and depressing problem that can compound on itself if you let it go and fail to seek valuable legal advice from Mr. Brown. He understands that these are trying times for you and your family, but knows that everyone makes mistakes — it doesn’t mean you’re a bad person, just that you made a poor error in judgment.
Providing Free OVI Consultations
Call Scott C. Brown Law Office today for a free preliminary consultation at 304-907-0599 or (toll free) 866-933-0205. You can also contact attorney Brown through his website by clicking here. When you are facing an OVI in Ohio, it is important to contact a lawyer who is known for helping people and getting results. An OVI is no laughing matter and it is an ordeal that you will want to put behind you in as little time as possible with minimal consequences. Contact Scott C. Brown today and he can help you do just that. Call today.