If you are arrested for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, know that it is a serious crime in Ohio. Even your first charge can result in serious legal consequences, immediately and in the future. Aside from immediate fines, possible jail time, and a license suspension, you could struggle down the line with pursuing certain types of jobs, loans, or housing.
If you have been arrested and charged with a DUI, or OVI (operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol), it is important to contact a Dayton DUI attorney right away. Having an experienced DUI attorney on your side is crucial to building the best defense. This improves your chances of getting the charges reduced provided you agree to start counseling for drinking.
At the Comunale Law Office, we serve clients in Dayton, Ohio who have been charged with an OVI. Contact one of our knowledgeable attorneys to help get your charges reduced and fight to keep your license and live your life freely. Call our office at 937-227-3310 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation.
In Ohio, someone operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol level of 0.08% or more is deemed to be legally intoxicated and can be charged with a DUI or OVI. In addition to driving while under the influence of alcohol, an OVI in Ohio applies to certain drugs, as well. This is not only illegal drugs but even some for which you might have a valid prescription. If a determination is made that the drugs affected your ability to operate a motor vehicle, then you can still be charged with a DUI under Ohio law.
If the courts want to be tough, penalties for a first-time offender can be six months in jail and up to a $1,000 fine and your license could be suspended for up to two years. For people facing their second or third DUI, the consequences can be more severe, as well.
Please contact the Comunale Law Office today if you or a loved one has been charged with a DUI/OVI in and around Dayton, Ohio. Call our office at 937-227-3310 to schedule an initial consultation or you can also reach us through our website. It is important to retain an attorney as soon as possible so that he or she has plenty of time to prepare an aggressive defense strategy on your behalf.
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