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Dayton DUI Attorneys

Dayton DUI Attorneys

Ohio DUI Lawyers Serving Clients Facing Charges in Dayton

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.

Understanding DUI/OVI Law in Dayton, OH

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:

  • Blood alcohol concentration (or BAC) of 0.08% or higher if you are of legal age for consuming alcohol;
  • Any showing of a BAC if you are under the age of 21;
  • Inability to drive safely as a result of being under the influence of alcohol of another intoxicating or controlled substance;
  • Presence of a controlled substance in the body.

Penalties for a Dayton DUI/OVI

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:

  • First offense: Anywhere from three days to six months in jail, a fine of up to $1,075, and a license suspension of anywhere from one to three years;
  • Second offense: Anywhere from 10 days to six months in jail, a fine of up to $1,625, and a license suspension of anywhere from one to seven years; and
  • Third and subsequent offenses: Up to one year in jail, a fine of up to $2,750, and a license suspension of two to 12 years.

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.

Contact Our OVI/DUI Defense Attorneys in Dayton

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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