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Get Help From A Trial-Tested Marijuana OVI Defense Attorney

When facing an Operating a Vehicle Impaired (OVI) charge in Ohio, especially involving marijuana, it is crucial to secure legal representation from an experienced OVI defense attorney.

Patrick M. Farrell Co. L.P.A. is a trial-tested firm – attorney Patrick M. Farrell is not afraid to go to court if needed. Serving clients in Brooklyn Heights and South Cleveland, attorney Pat Farrell defends clients against OVI charges, drug crimes and other criminal charges. If you need a marijuana OVI defense attorney, you can trust him with your case.

Understanding Marijuana OVI Charges

Law enforcement officers often administer field sobriety tests during traffic stops to assess a driver’s impairment due to the influence of marijuana. However, these tests can be subjective and may not accurately measure impairment from marijuana use. An experienced marijuana OVI defense lawyer can challenge the validity of these tests and argue against their admissibility in court.

Penalties for a marijuana OVI conviction in Ohio can be severe and even bring jail time:

First-time offense: It is a first-degree misdemeanor with a minimum of three days of compulsory imprisonment and a maximum of six months. The fine may range between $375 and $1,075. Six months to three years of license suspension.

Second-time offense: Penalties include ten days of mandatory imprisonment and a maximum of six months in jail. The fine ranges between $525 and $1,625. You also get a Class 4 license suspension.

Third-time offense: Imprisonment between 30 days and one year, a fine between $850 and $2,750 and a Class 3 license suspension.

Fourth and fifth offenses: Maximum imprisonment for one to five years and a fine between $1350 and $10,500. Other consequences include three years to life license suspension and mandatory participation in a drug addiction program.

Consulting with a knowledgeable OVI defense attorney can help you navigate the legal process and build a strong defense strategy tailored to your case.

Build A Strong Defense Strategy

With over 30 years of experience, attorney Patrick M. Farrell takes high-stakes cases and can defend you without judgment. Call Patrick M. Farrell Co. L.P.A. at 216-661-5050 today or contact us online and let him help protect your future.