no other priors and i wasn't charged with under age consumption just the speeding ticket and a OVI
Since you are underage, you are facing different and much lesser penalties than an adult, however, this is still serious and probably even more so given your age. You are facing a 4th degree misdemeanor-max jail time is 30 days, max fine is $250.00, treatment is optional, class 6 license suspension 90 days-2years, eligible for driving privileges after 60 dyas, may be ordered to have restricted plates and/or interlock device.
It is very important you contact an attorney about this matter. Good luck.
You should get an experienced OVI attorney on your case. No two OVI cases are alike and anyone charged with an OVI should get an attorney. Police officers must still follow procedures without violating your rights. They are required to follow standardized testing procedures and must do so in conformity with the law in Ohio. An OVI charge is a serious offense with penalties including a mandatory driver's license suspension, possible jail term of up to 6 months, 6 points on your license and much much more. Best of luck to you.
You should get an attorney! Most OVI/DUI cases I hear about end up the same (3 days in jail or 3 days at ovi "camp", 6 months - 1 year license suspension, driving privileges to work and school, and a significant amount of related fines). However, you have a unique case since you BAC was so low. Since, you are 19, and underage , you may not have the same advantage in defending yourself as someone over 21.
Basically, you should sit down with an attorney who specializes in this area of law and determine what the best path to take is.
Please remember it's not a good idea to discuss your case on the internet. You should absolutely speak with an attorney in a confidential setting to discuss the facts and circumstances of your case. OVI convictions can have serious consequences, especially for a 19 year old - a conviction stays on a person's record and could impact a person's educational and job opportunities going forward. It's important to have a lawyer to counsel you throughout the process and to advocate for you in court.
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