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Cleveland Criminal Law Attorneys Handle Criminal Concerns and Misdemeanors

Attorneys experienced in dismissing or reducing OVI charges

Michael C. Asseff Attorney at Law is experienced in handling OVI matters. When your ability to drive to work is at stake, an experienced attorney can be essential to protecting your way of life. Mr. Asseff has reduced or eliminated charges for many Ohioans.

While intoxicated driving is more commonly known as DUI or DWI, in Ohio it is known as operating a (motor) vehicle while impaired (OVI or OMVI). The OVI laws were already strict, but recent changes to have dropped the requirement that the vehicle be motorized. If you are intoxicated, you can be arrested and charged with OVI for driving or operating any vehicle from an eighteen-wheeler to a bicycle. Penalties can include fines, jail time, mandatory drug or alcohol testing, and more.

Attorney offering committed drug crime defense

If you have been charged with a drug crime you face serious charges. Even low-level drug use or possession can lead to a prison sentence and severe damage to your reputation. More serious drug crimes can be punished by a decade or more in prison. Even if you were not under the influence of drug while driving, mere possession of a controlled substance or the presence of metabolites in your bloodstream can trigger a mandatory license suspension

Cleveland lawyer provides trusted domestic violence advocacy

Domestic violence is a horrible societal affliction that tears apart families and scars children. Unfortunately, domestic violence is a cycle and it does not stop unless the victim takes action to break out of the cycle of abuse. If you are being abused at home, the first thing you should do is to find a safe place to stay. Many times family can provide shelter, or you may call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1−800−799-SAFE (7233) or go online to Action Ohio to find a safe place to stay. Once you have a safe place to stay, you can work with an attorney who can file a civil protection order (CPO) to make your abuser stop.

If you have been wrongly accused of domestic violence, Mr. Asseff also defends against criminal charges.

Contact a trusted criminal lawyer today

If you face criminal or misdemeanor charges, you face a threat to your freedom and your way of life. An experienced attorney can make the difference between the full penalty for the charges you face and acquittal or reduced charges. For your free consultation, contact Michael C. Asseff Attorney at Law online or by phone at 440-520-1222 today.