Cleveland Area OVI Defense Attorney

Many people think that they do not need to fight their first OVI arrests. In some cases, individuals assume they were in the wrong and do not think they have a chance at protecting their records. In reality, an experienced Cleveland area OVI lawyer can almost always do something to help protect your record after an arrest.

Moreover, because the penalties for drunk driving can get harsher with each conviction, fighting your first OVI arrest is critical. At Pomerantz & Crosby Co., L.P.A., we encourage individuals to contact us after getting arrested for operating while intoxicated. When individuals contact our firm, we help ensure every element of their arrests was legal, asking questions such as:

  • Did the officer have a valid reason to pull the individual over?
  • Did the officer have a valid reason to ask the individual to perform field sobriety tests?
  • Did the officer have a valid reason to give a Breathalyzer?
  • Was the Breathalyzer machine calibrated correctly?
  • Did your prescription drugs interfere with your driving ability, even if you were not taking more than the prescribed amount?

Contact An Experienced Beachwood Drunk Driving Defense Lawyer

OVI was previously referred to as OMVI (operating a motor vehicle impaired), DUI (driving under the influence) and DWI (driving while intoxicated), but they all refer to the same thing — driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol — and if you were arrested, it is critical to protect your rights.

Many people do not realize that an OVI conviction can prevent them from traveling into Canada, as well as other negative ramifications. Protect your rights after a drunk driving arrest by scheduling your initial consultation. Our Ohio attorneys can be reached online or by calling 216-587-1221.