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Dayton OVI/DUI Defense Attorneys

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Being pulled over for operating a vehicle while under the influence can be an intimidating and scary event. You may have little experience facing law enforcement or the criminal justice system. You may also be worried about how a DUI will affect your future.

At such a confusing and stressful time, it is critical that you protect yourself by calling an experienced criminal defense lawyer. At Rion, Rion & Rion, our Dayton OVI/DUI defense lawyers have a successful track record of legal victories. We bring eight decades of experience and a passion for excellence to every case we handle. Our firm works vigorously to protect your legal rights and help you secure a favorable result.

Don’t wait to contact one of our seasoned defense lawyers at (937) 223-9133 to discuss your case. We serve clients in Montgomery, Greene, Warren, Clark, and Miami counties

Ohio OVI Laws

If you are pulled over for a suspected DUI, law enforcement will be watching you closely for evidence that can be used against you. If your driving was faulty or if you displayed physical signs of impairment, you will likely be asked to submit to chemical testing. If you refuse such testing, your license will be suspended automatically. If your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) measures .08% or higher, you will be charged with OVI. You may also be charged if chemical testing shows that you were driving while under the influence of a controlled substance. Driving while under the influence of prescription drugs can also lead to a DUI. For drivers under the age of 21, if a chemical test determines that his or her BAC is .02% or higher, he or she will be charged with underage drinking and driving (UDD). Penalties for conviction include a maximum jail time of 30 days, a fine of $250, and driver's license suspension for a minimum of 90 days and a maximum of 2 years.

Consequences of an OVI/DUI

The penalties you face will depend on whether this is a first offense or subsequent offense as well as whether your driving injured or killed someone. Potential penalties include:
  • Jail or prison time
    • 1st offense: 3 days-6 months
    • 2nd offense: 10 days-1 year
    • 3rd offense: 30 days-1 year
    • 4th offense: 60 days-1 year
  • Fines
    • 1st offense: $250-$1,000
    • 2nd & 3rd offense: $350-$1,500
    • 4th offense: $800-$10,000
  • Loss of your driver’s license (suspension or revocation)
    • 1st offense: 6 months-3 years
    • 2nd offense: 1-5 years
    • 3rd offense: 1-10 years
    • 4th offense: 3 years-permanent
  • The cost and maintenance of an ignition interlock device
    • Not required for 1st or 2nd offense; required for 3rd offense and onward
  • Substance abuse monitoring and treatment program
  • Court costs and fees

Why Hire Rion, Rion & Rion?

OVI is a complex legal matter and these cases are rarely black and white. You need an attorney who knows how to vigorously investigate every facet of your arrest to uncover potential legal and technical errors or violations of your rights. Our firm can get to work immediately to start building a solid defense. Do not talk to law enforcement until you call us. Our team is backed by impressive case results, court experience, and proven legal strategies.

Request a case evaluation by contacting us at (937) 223-9133 today.

Recent Case Results
Helping Our Clients Achieve the Best Possible Outcome

  • Not Guilty Aggravated Murder

    In July of 2015, the Defendant was charged with the murder of a man in Springfield. After hiring our office, we worked hard with the Defendant and his family to prepare the best defense for our client. The trial lasted two days and resulted in a Not Guilty verdict on all charges by the Jury.

  • Conviction Vacated Appeal | State vs. K.M. (2nd District Court of Appeals)

    Client was charged, and later found guilty of, tampering with evidence kept by a government entity (F3). We appealed the case on the grounds that the trial court erred in not granting the client’s motion to dismiss stating that the statute of limitations had expired. In late 2018, the appellate court reversed the client’s judgement and vacated the client’s conviction.

  • Dismissed Civil Stalking Protection Order | Against our client

    Our client received paperwork that a Civil Stalking Protection Order was placed against our client. We challenged the protection order, asking for a directed verdict. The Judge agreed, stating that there was no threats of physical harm to the alleged victim and the mental distress evidence was not sufficient.

  • Case Dismissed OVI

    The Defendant was on the way back from a friend’s house when she was pulled over in her car for crossing over the marked lines. She was charged with an OVI. While waiting for her chance before the jury, the Defendant was granted driving privileges with the help of our office. At the Suppression Hearing, the OVI case was dismissed and the Defendant only had to pay court costs.

  • Acquitted Robbery (Physical Harm) F2 | State vs. J.M.

    Client was accused of robbing a local Rite Aid and charged with robbery while using/threatening to use physical harm. After 2 days of trial and 4 ½ hours of deliberation, a jury returned a not guilty verdict.

  • Not Guilty | Reduced Charge Sex Crime Charges

    The Defendant was charged with one count of attempted rape and one count of abduction. After multiple hearings with the prosecution and Judge, the case went to the Jury. When the trial concluded after two days, the Jury found the Defendant Not Guilty of attempted rape and Guilty of a lesser charge of unlawful restraint. He only had to serve 60 days which his jail time credit counted for.

  • Not Guilty Unlawful Restraint M3 | State vs. BV

    Client was accused of unlawful restraint while in her position in the health care field. Our client maintained her innocence throughout the case. After 2 days of trial, the jury returned a not guilty verdict.

Why Rion, Rion & Rion?

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