Ohio’s House Bill 388, also known as Annie’s Law, may change the game when it comes to OVI penalties for not only first time offenders but repeat OVI offenders. Under Ohio’s current OVI law, first time offenders charged with a simple OVI face the following mandatory minimum penalties: minimum of 3 days jail that must […]

An arrest for an Operating a Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol (OVI) offense should not cause one to debate life or death as Hamlet did in Shakespeare’s famous soliloquy; however, the decision of whether to submit to a breath alcohol test is unquestionably daunting, especially for a normal, law abiding citizen who is involved in […]

This weekend the Ohio State Highway Patrol will be joining other law enforcement officers across the country to reduce serious injury crashes and to apprehend drivers who use the interstate for criminal activity. There will be an increased number of Troopers on I-80 beginning today through the weekend. Did you know that under Ohio law, […]

Did you know that Cleveland has been deemed one of the best cities to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? With St. Patrick’s Day quickly approaching, the Martinez Firm wants to remind you to designate a sober driver this weekend and on March 17th. The Ohio State Highway Patrol has announced that it will be working with […]

What is OVI?

There are many terms for driving under the influence that people use interchangeably and the names of which vary from state to state. In Ohio, the typical driving under the influence charge is abbreviated as “OVI.” OVI stands for operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or other drugs. Some people know this […]