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Springfield, OH DUI Lawyer

Springfield, OH DUI Lawyer

At Comunale Law Office, our Springfield DUI defense lawyer provides aggressive, results-focused representation. With deep experience handling the full range of intoxicated driving cases, we take a hands-on approach to defending our clients. If you or your family member was arrested for drunk driving, we are here to help. To set up a fully confidential consultation with a top-rated Springfield DUI/OVI defense attorney, please do not hesitate to contact us today. 

What to Know About DUI/OVI Laws in Ohio

Ohio takes intoxicated driving seriously. You will hear this charge referred to as a DUI (driving under the influence) or OVI (operating a vehicle impaired). Under ORC § 4511.19, a defendant can be arrested and charged with a DUI/OVI if: 

  • They have a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08 or higher; or
  • They are unlawfully under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or a combination. 

An Overview of the Penalties for Intoxicated Driving in Ohio

The penalties for a DUI/OVI in Springfield, Ohio, will depend on many different factors, including a motorist’s prior offenses, or lack thereof. Most DUIs are misdemeanor criminal offenses in Ohio. The general penalties are as follows: 

  • First Offense: Up to six months in jail, a $1075 fine, and a three year license suspension. 
  • Second Offense: Up to six months in jail, a $1,625 fine, and a seven year license suspension. 
  • Third Offense: Up to one year in jail, a $2,750 fine, and a twelve year license suspension. 

Other factors can also lead to heightened DUI penalties. For example, a driver who was highly intoxicated when arrested may face more severe criminal sanctions. A Springfield, OH DUI defense lawyer can help to spare you from the most harsh penalties. 

How Our Springfield, OH Drunk Defense Lawyer Can Help

There are few things more stressful, frightening and confusing than being arrested on DUI charges—especially if you have never previously been charged with a serious crime. As an experienced Springfield DUI defense lawyer, Tony Comunale will protect your rights. When you reach out to our law office, you will have an opportunity to talk to a defense attorney who can: 

  • Conduct a free, comprehensive assessment of your case;
  • Investigate the charges—securing all exonerating evidence;
  • Help you consider and raise all applicable legal defenses; and
  • Take aggressive action to get you the best possible outcome. 

Call Our Springfield DUI Defense Attorney Today

At Comunale Law Office, our Springfield DUI/OVI defense lawyer is an experienced, justice-focused advocate for clients. If you or your loved one was arrested for intoxicated driving, we are here to help. Give us a call now or reach out to us directly online for a free, confidential initial consultation. We provide DUI defense representation in Springfield and throughout the surrounding region in Clark County, including in New Carlisle, South Charleston, Moorefield, Madison, and Mad River. 

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If you have been charged with a crime in the Dayton area, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side. The attorneys at Comunale Law Office fight to defend the rights of our clients. We have built our reputation on getting results.

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