OVI

Akron OVI Lawyer

Arrested for Drunk Driving in Akron?

In Ohio, drinking and driving offenses are charged as OVI, or Operating a Vehicle under the Influence of alcohol or drugs. This serious offense can lead to drastic penalties, even for a first time offense. If charged again, repeat offenders can face escalating charges, harsher penalties, and tougher prosecution.

After being charged with OVI / DUI in Akron, you need an attorney who has a clear knowledge of the associated laws and possible defenses. As the founding lawyer at Christopher G. Thomarios, Esq. LLC, I encourage you to exercise your right to secure legal representation from my firm! I fight to protect my clients’ rights and can help you secure a favorable result to your situation.

Arrested for drunk driving? Don't face your charges alone. Call now for a free consultation!

Why You Need Defense from My Firm

  • For over a decade, I have defended Ohio residents against OVI and other serious charges.
  • My services include a free consultation. Discuss your case before you commit to my firm!
  • Your case will not be treated like just another number at my firm. I develop defense strategies that are unique to your situation, always taking the time necessary for effective research.

View some of our previous OVI case results.

What Are Ohio's OVI / DUI Penalties?

Because of the harm driving drunk can bring to others, the Ohio government has set out strict guidlelines for those who are convicted of OVI / DUI. Adults who have a BAC of 0.08% or higher will be considered impaired and can be arrested. Conviction can have a substantial impact on their life for months or even years to come.

Penalties for drinking and driving include:

  • License suspension
  • Up to 1 year in jail
  • Driver's intervention program
  • Heavy fines and charges

Drivers under the age of 21 with a minimum BAC of 0.02% will be charged with operating a vehicle after underage consumption (OVAUC). Underage drivers who are convicted of driving while intoxicated will be required to take a remedial driving class, and can face extensive penalties for even their first offense. Whatever the nature of your OVI, it is in your best interest to deal with your charges as soon as possible.

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If you've been arrested for OVI in Akron or Cleveland, then you need a lawyer that you can trust.


Contact my firm by calling (888) 506-2167 or submitting an online contact form to request my aggressive representation for your case. Let me be the voice that you need on your side!


  • “Chris leaves no stone unturned, no argument left unsaid, and no detail unexamined. He was always quick to get back to me with any question I had, even often outside of work hours.”

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