A: There is not mandatory prison time for a violation of R.C. 2923.12. Without having more information regarding your charge, you should know that there are several levels of this offense, ranging from misdemeanor to felony charges. You should contact a local attorney for help defending this charge, as there are several affirmative defenses that can be asserted on your behalf.
A: You should first contact the Clerk of Courts regarding your warrant. It is possible that payment of the fines and costs will result in a cancellation of the warrant. However, some local courts still may require an appearance to fully clear the warrant. Contact the Clerk's Office prior to making any payment.
A: If your husband was charged with an OVI the first thing he should do is contact and retain an attorney. After a careful review of the facts and circumstances of the stop and arrest of your husband, the attorney will be in a better position to discuss the specifics of his case, including whether the failure to read his rights will have a significant impact on his case.