Traffic and OVI (Operating a Vehicle Impaired) convictions can have significant consequences on employment, higher education tuition assistance qualification, and driver’s license eligibility. PetersonConners attorneys advise clients as to the impact of a potential conviction, and strategies for defending against the charge and minimizing the consequences of a conviction.
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For less serious traffic offenses, the consequence may include fines and BMV suspensions. Our attorney can assist with driving privileges. More serious traffic violations include reckless operation, leaving the scene of an accident, failure to comply with order, street racing, vehicular homicide, vehicular manslaughter, among others. Some of these crimes are classified as felonies and have severe penalties.
The most common convictions for OVI (Operating a Vehicle Impaired) include operating a vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08 or higher or refusing a breath test. Lesser common OVI offenses include physical possession of a vehicle while impaired, controlled substance OVI, prescription drug OVI, underage OVI, among others. Convictions for an OVI include fines, possible community service, probation, license suspension, and may include jail time for second or more offenses. Our experience attorneys inform clients regarding the legal consequences of the facts surrounding their case, and their chances at a trial.