Painesville DUI Attorneys

If you have been charged with an OVI (operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs), contact us today for a free consultation to discuss how we can fight your OVI charge to protect your record, your license and your rights.

"Great lawyer. Brian knows what he's doing. He got all charges of my DUI dropped. Best attorney"

- Lowell
South Euclid OVI

Aggressive Defense Attorneys

The Painesville DUI Lawyers who believe in "innocent until proven guilty" and "proof beyond a reasonable doubt."  Our clients trust us for providing a strategically aggressive legal defense.

53+ Years of Collective Experience Fighting DUI's

By serving as active DUI/OVI Defense Attorneys through the years in county, municipal and mayor courts throughout Northern Ohio, we have earned respect for our knowledge of the intricacies of Ohio OVI laws, refined our strategies to investigate and defeat charges, and sharpened our skills at persuading prosecutors, judges, and juries.

This is an area of law that is ever changing with penalties becoming harsher each year. A successful defense requires an attorney who proactively researches these changes and regularly practices as an OVI lawyer.  A successful defense also requires attorneys who understand the current scientific research and police OVI procedures, so we have received and been certified in the same NHTSA Standardized Field Sobriety Testing courses that the police receive.

We care about the people we serve and understand how important it is to protect a clean record and the ability to drive. Having defended more than a thousand DUI cases, we know how to investigate the DUI charges against you, and challenge the charges to protect you and your license

Police might charge you for EITHER of the following:

  • Taking the test and scoring over the legal limits.
  • If the police officer simply believes you consumed some alcohol or drugs that adversely affected and appreciably impaired your ability to operate your vehicle, even after a test shows you are below the limit.

Drunk driving (OVI/DUI) charges may cause you to face:

Fines and Court Costs
Mandatory Incarceration
Restricted License Plates
Driver’s License Suspensions
Loss of Your Job and Your CDL
Interlock Systems You Must Pay For
Restrict Your Ablity to Travel to Canada
Immobilization and Forfeiture of Your Vehicle
Increased Auto Insurance Rates or Cancellation

Fee Options & Plans

We provide value-based legal services that are client centered and results driven.

In addition to free initial telephone consultations, we offer flat fees and payment plans to increase access to quality legal representation.

Contact us now for a free, no obligation, confidential legal consultation to protect your rights today.



OVI is the acronym that refers to a violation of Ohio Revised Code Section 4511.19, "operating vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs."  It is still commonly referred to as a DUI (driving under the influence), or even DWI (driving while intoxicated), which are simply old acronyms.  All of these mean the same thing, which are charges of a violation of the Ohio Code Section 4511.19, or  a similar municipal ordinance.      
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Painesville Jurisdiction:
Concord Township, Fairport Harbor Village, Grand River Village, Leroy Township, Madison Township, Madison Village, North Perry Village, Painesville City, Painesville Township, Perry Township, and Perry Village.

We regularly serve as defense attorneys in the Painesville Municipal Court, offering meetings at our clients' homes or office locations below as is most convenient to the people we serve.

Out-of-Office Notice - through September 29, 2022

While we typically encourage and provide free consultations every day, Mr. Smith will be unavailable to provide consultations until September 30, 2022. He will be available for free consultations after that time.

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Please keep in mind that the success of any legal matter depends on the unique circumstances of each case and we cannot guarantee particular results for future clients based on successes we have achieved in past legal matters.

Main Office:
20545 Center Ridge Road, Ste. 215
Rocky River, OH 44116