Facing charges for driving under the influence, or for “operating a vehicle under the influence” (OVI) under Ohio law can be devastating. Whether you have ever faced any kind of intoxicated driving charges in the past or this is a first offense, we know that the possibility of a DUI/OVI conviction can be extremely stressful. Our experienced Dayton DUI attorneys are here to help you fight the charges you are facing and to do everything in our power to ensure that you do not have to deal with the consequences of a DUI/OVI conviction in Ohio. Given that drunk driving is taken extremely seriously in Dayton, we know how critical it is to have an aggressive defense lawyer on your side throughout the process. We can develop specific defense strategies to meet the needs of your case.
When can you face DUI/OCI charges in Dayton, and what are the consequences? Rather than using the terminology of “driving under the influence” or “DUI,” Ohio law uses the term OVI, or operating a vehicle under the influence. You can face OVI charges in the following circumstances:
You might be wondering if you need an attorney or if you should handle your DUI/OVI case on your own. Since the severity of the penalties for a DUI/OVI conviction are severe, you should always seek advice from an experienced OVI defense attorney in Dayton. To be clear, even for a first-time offender with no criminal record, you can lose your driver’s license for years and can face a significant amount of time in jail. The following are the specific penalty possibilities upon conviction:
In addition, you should know that an aggravated OVI comes with additional consequences upon conviction. If you have a BAC of 0.17 or higher, the penalties increase substantially. Additional penalties can apply if you refuse a breathalyzer test.
Are you facing charges for drunk or intoxicated driving in or around Dayton, Ohio? It is critical to have an aggressive Dayton OVI/DUI defense attorney on your side who can help you to fight the charges. Contact Comunale Law Office today for more information.
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