*Update April 6, 2017 New DUI/OVI Penalties are now in effect*

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If you are facing a DUI or OVI charge in Cuyahoga, Lake or Geauga County Ohio, call DUI defense lawyer Joel A. Nash. We recognize this is a stressful time. Attorney Nash will attempt to ease your concerns by carefully explaining the process, potential penalties and appropriate defense. We offer a free consultation to explain your rights and answer your questions. Call us at (216) 691-3000 or email us.


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What Can I Do?
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When you notice that you are about to be stopped on the way back from a Browns football game or a night downtown with friends or family, you might justifiably be concerned that a DUI | OVI conviction will cause a major disruption in your life. A conviction can result in minimum jail time, significant fines, suspension of your driver’s license, driver intervention programs, continuous alcohol monitoring (CAM), mandatory treatment programs, ignition interlock devices, impound or immobilization of your vehicle, electronically monitored house arrest (EHMA), restricted plates and/or probation.  Call us at (216) 691-3000 or email us.

What is Ohio DUI Law?
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 There are essentially two types of DUI or OVI offenses: 1) OVI (Operating a Vehicle Under The Influence of Alcohol or Drugs ) and 2) BAC (Blood Alcohol Concentration). If your driving skills are actually impaired, you can be convicted of OVI even if the amount of alcohol or a particular drug in your system does not exceed the statutory limit. A conviction of BAC requires proof that a driver has a specified quantity of drugs or alcohol in his or her system at the time of the stop. A driver can be convicted of “OVI”, for example, if the motorist’s blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is .08 percent or above based on a breath test, even if their driving is flawless, depending on the circumstances. Call us at (216) 691-3000 or email us.

Handling A Traffic Stop
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If you are stopped after you have been drinking, you can reduce the risk of an OVI conviction if you remain calm and follow certain steps. When the officer approaches your vehicle, you should have your driver’s license, registration and proof of insurance in your hands which should be placed in plain view on the steering wheel. This will prevent the officer from needing to worry about his safety and avoid a situation where you might look uncoordinated when you are trying to grab the documents. Call us at (216) 691-3000 or email us.

Arrested for DUI/OVI? Call Joel A. Nash – DUI Lawyer For A Free Consultation

We offer a free consultation, so we can explain your rights and answer your questions, Call us at (216) 691-3000 or email us.


Serving these Counties:  Cuyahoga, Lake, Geauga, Summit, Medina, Portage.


Serving Cleveland OH, we are also able to serve these locations:

• Aurora, Ohio • Bainbridge, Ohio • Bay Village, Ohio • Beachwood, Ohio • Bedford Heights, Ohio • Bedford, Ohio • Bentleyville, Ohio • Berea, Ohio • Bratenahl, Ohio • Brecksville, Ohio • Chagrin Falls, Ohio • Chardon, Ohio • Chester Township, Ohio • Chesterland, Ohio • Cleveland Heights, Ohio • Cleveland, Ohio • Cuyahoga Heights, Ohio • Eastlake, Ohio • Euclid, Ohio Garfield Heights, Ohio • Gates Mills, Ohio • Highland Heights, Ohio • Hudson, Ohio • Hunting Valley, Ohio • Independence, Ohio • Kirtland, Ohio • Ohio Linndale, Ohio • Lyndhurst, Ohio • Maple Heights, Ohio • Mayfield Heights, Ohio • Mayfield Village, Ohio • Mayfield, Ohio • Mentor, Ohio • Middleburg Heights, Ohio • Moreland Hills, Ohio • Newburgh Heights, Ohio • North Olmsted, Ohio • North Royalton, Ohio • Oakwood Village, Ohio • Orange Village, Ohio • Painesville, Ohio • Parma Heights, Ohio • Parma, Ohio Pepper Pike, Ohio • Reminderville, Ohio • Richmond Heights, Ohio • Rocky River, OHio • Sagamore Hills, Ohio • Hills, Ohio • Shaker Heights, Ohio Solon, Ohio • South Euclid, Ohio • Strongsville, Ohio • Strongsville, Ohio University Heights, Ohio • Valley View, Ohio • Westlake, Ohio • Wickliffe, Ohio Willoughby Hills, Ohio • Willoughby, Ohio • Willowick, Ohio • Woodmere, Ohio


Handling cases in these Ohio Courts:   Berea Municipal CourtCleveland Municipal CourtLakewood Municipal CourtLinndale Mayor’s CourtLyndhurst Municipal CourtParma Municipal CourtGarfield Heights Municipal CourtIndependence Mayor’s CourtRocky River Municipal CourtShaker Heights Municipal CourtBedford Heights Mayor’s CourtBedford Municipal CourtCleveland Heights Municipal CourtCuyahoga County Court of Common PleasEast Cleveland Municipal CourtEuclid Municipal CourtMaple Heights Mayor’s CourtMiddleburg Heights Mayor’s CourtMoreland Hills Mayor’s CourtNewburgh Heights Mayor’s CourtNorth Randall Mayor’s CourtNorth Royalton Mayor’s CourtOakwood Village Mayor’s CourtOlmsted Falls Mayor’s CourtParma Heights Mayor’s CourtSouth Euclid Municipal CourtStrongsville Mayor’s CourtValleys View Mayor’s CourtWoodmere Mayor’s CourtBratenahl Mayor’s CourtBrecksville Mayor’s CourtBroadview Heights Mayor’s CourtBrook Park Mayor’s CourtBrooklyn Mayor’s CourtOrange Mayor’s CourtSeven Hills Mayor’s CourtWalton Hills Mayor’s CourtBeachwood Mayor’s CourtBrooklyn Heights Mayor’s CourtChagrin Falls Mayor’s CourtCuyahoga Heights Mayor’s CourtGlenwillow Mayor’s CourtCleveland Town Court, Willoughby Municipal Court, Painesville Municipal Court, Mentor Municipal Court, Chardon Municipal Court, Kent Municipal Court, Grand River Mayor’s Court, Geauga County Common Pleas Court, Lake County Common Pleas Court, Portage County Municipal Court, Summit County Common Pleas Court.

We offer a free consultation, so we can explain your rights and answer your questions, so call us at (216) 691-3000 or email us.