You should hire an attorney or apply for the public defender. Even as a juvenile an OVI can carry serious consequences. If your car was parked and you were asleep you may have strong defenses available to you that a lawyer can present on your behalf. You are welcome to call me for a free consultation.
Assuming that your offense occurred in Stark County, your charges will be forwarded to the Stark County Juvenile Prosecutor's Office for a review of what you will ultimately be charged with. The process can be lengthy, and you may not receive a formal complaint for several weeks. I agree with my colleagues; you should contact an attorney as soon as possible to discuss your potential options.
I regularly appear in the Stark County Juvenile Court, and would be happy to discuss your case in more detail.
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Talk to an attorney immediately. Plead not guilty at your arraignment. If you cannot afford an attorney, one can be appointed to you. I have offices in Cleveland and Akron.
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