OVI & DUI

OVI & DUI in Grove City, Ohio

While most people know the term DUI for Driving Under the Influence, Ohio uses the designation OVI, which means Operating a Vehicle Impaired. The two terms are often used interchangeably, but in Ohio the official term is OVI. It's important to note that you can be charged with OVI for sitting in the driver's seat with keys. You don't have to be actually driving to be arrested for OVI.


With such stringent laws in place, it's crucial to have an experienced OVI attorney representing your interests. The consequences of an OVI conviction in Ohio can include jail time, driver training, loss of your license, and fines. Having an OVI can negatively affect your employment, your relationships, and your standing in the community. At McCarty & Heffernan, we'll present a strong legal defense to ensure the impact on your life is minimal, and you have the opportunity to get your life back.