Brown Law Office OVI/DUI Attorney News

The Ninth District Court of Appeals recently issued a decision regarding OVI prosecutions and appeals of administrative license suspensions (ALS).  The Court held that even if the motorist is found not guilty of OVI, the ALS still remains in force unless vacated on some other ground.  In short, a finding of not guilty on the underlying OVI charge does not affect the separate ALS appeal.  A link to the decision can be found here.

This decision is a stark reminder for Ohio OVI/DUI attorneys that a separate ALS appeal must be filed within 30 days of arraignment, and that there must be grounds for the appeal, which does not include a finding of not guilty.  Contact the OVI/DUI attorneys at the Brown Law Office today for a free consultation at 330-601-0101.  As members of the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys, we have the experience and resources required to defend your case.