Dayton OVI/DUI Defense Attorneys
Nationally Recognized Trial Lawyers
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 LawsIf 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/DUIThe 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
- 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.