You may have heard of both acronyms if you live in the Buckeye State. What is the difference between OVI and DUI in Ohio? The short answer is nothing. DUI, of course stands for driving under the influence. OVI is just a different way of expressing it. It simply means operating a vehicle while the driver was under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Just a reminder… you can be arrested for an OVI if you are found to have a blood alcohol content of 0.08 percent or higher. Of course, that is where the Russian Roulette of it all comes into play. How do you reach that limit? Are you a five-foot-two 115 pound woman or a six-foot-three 210 pound man? Alcohol consumption affects us all in a different way.
Here is the bottom line. If you plead or are found guilty of an OVI or a DUI (a rose by any other name) for the first time, you will be jailed for a minimum of 3 days or up to 6 months and you can be fined up to $1,000! The only sin you may have committed is not calling Jon Sinn. He is an Akron Ohio drunk driving defense attorney. Call him immediately at (330) 431-0160.