OVI and Criminal Defense

Experienced defense for felonies, misdemeanors, and traffic offenses

Accusations of criminal activity stand to ruin hard-earned reputations, future prospects, and relationships with family and friends. Responding to a criminal charge with a strong legal defense helps those accused assert their rights and offers protection from collateral damage. At Stubbins, Watson, Bryan & Witucky Co., L.P.A. in Zanesville, attorney Carter Brown’s successful record speaks for itself. Mr. Brown and his team represent people accused of felonies, misdemeanors and traffic offenses, such as:

  • Theft
  • Crimes of Violence
  • Drug Crimes


  • DUI & OVI
  • Disorderly Conduct
  • Public Intoxication

Mr. Brown also represents people who have already engaged with the justice system and now seek to reestablish their rights. In this capacity Mr. Brown and his team represent people in cases such as:

  • Criminal Appeals
  • Felony and Misdemeanor Expungements
  • Judicial Release

Our attorney quickly responds to calls from clients. He begins building their defense as soon as we are retained. He acts fast to preserve evidence and help ensure that your rights are not compromised at any point during the arrest procedure.

Facing DUI & OVI charges in Ohio

Operating a Vehicle Impaired (OVI), formerly called Driving Under the Influence (DUI), is a serious charge under Ohio laws. If convicted, the penalties are strict and may include up to a year of jail time for just the first offense.

The severity of the punishment for OVI in Ohio hinges on the circumstances of the arrest. Generally, a higher blood alcohol content (BAC) results in stricter punishments. However, a driver may be charged with OVI even for a BAC of less than the legal limit of .08 percent. In addition to the criminal penalties, Ohio drivers face serious consequences regarding their insurance policies. Premiums tend to increase significantly after a policyholder has been charged with OVI.

All this boils down to the need for sound and experienced legal representation when you face an OVI charge. Stubbins, Watson, Bryan & Witucky Co., L.P.A. routinely represents clients with this charge and can help you find the best defense for your situation.

Contact SWBW for a quick response

If you’re facing criminal charges, let Stubbins, Watson, Bryan & Witucky Co., L.P.A. stand up for your rights. Contact our Zanesville firm to hire a tough attorney who responds to a crisis with experience, stamina, and tenacity. Call us at (740) 452-8484 or contact us online.