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Columbus, OH 614-360-2942
Huntington, WV 304-519-4354
New Albany, OH 614-721-7726
Toll Free   888-641-0805

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How will an OVI affect your college education?

On Behalf of | Jan 4, 2023 | Criminal Defense |

Operating a vehicle while impaired is a criminal act that has far-reaching consequences. Not only are you likely to face license suspension and fines, but your college career might be at risk as well.

Building a strong legal defense and presenting your case appropriately will give you the best chance at maintaining a clean criminal record and continuing your education unimpeded. You can determine the best path forward by understanding how an OVI might affect your college career.

Will your college expel you for an OVI conviction?

How a college or university reacts to a criminal charge or conviction is up to the board’s discretion, and the school might even follow a different standard of proof from the legal authorities. In general, a first-time misdemeanor offense might come with minimal consequences or entail a probationary period. Ohio OVI statutes outline when a repeat offense yields a felony charge, and a conviction of such is more likely to result in expulsion, revocation of scholarships or eviction from campus housing.

How can you protect your college career after an OVI?

Having an OVI on your record can make life at your current school more difficult and may lead to complications when enrolling at other schools. It is important to seek strong legal advocacy that can help you achieve a lesser charge or complete acquittal when facing an OVI.

Your time at college is a chance to chase your dreams while also enjoying life to the fullest, regardless of whether you are a young adult or a returning student. One moment of recklessness can put that all at risk, but you have options to pursue a favorable outcome.

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