Ohio OVI Laws: Immobilization (First Offense)
If you do not have a prior OVI offense, getting your car back is relatively easy as Ohio OVI laws do not authorize immobilization as a penalty for a first offense. Here are the steps you should take to get your car back.
- Locate the proper tow lot;
- Gather enough cash (or other proper payment) to pay towing and storage fees;
- Gather proof of ownership; and
- If you were placed under and Administrative License Suspension, get a licensed driver to drive your car from the impound lot.
If you have trouble with ANY of the items above, contact your OVI attorney and they will help get your car back. Our office has even gone as far as having our staff drive to the tow lot on our client’s behalf. It is to your advantage to move quickly in order to save storage fees.