There is no question that facing DUI (also called OVI) charges in Dayton or anywhere in southwest Ohio is a very serious matter. The state aggressively prosecutes drunk driving offenses, and a DUI conviction can result in significant penalties, such as fines, driver’s license suspension, community service, probation, and even jail time.
If you have been arrested and charged with a drunk driving offense in Dayton, your first step should be to hire an experienced DUI lawyer who can handle your case from start to finish. The Dayton DUI lawyers at the VanNoy Firm have the necessary skills and experience to help you fight your DUI charge and will pursue the best possible result in your circumstances. Contact our office for more information today.
Police officers and other investigators typically use breathalyzer tests and chemical testing to determine if a driver’s blood alcohol concentration (BAC) exceeds the legal limit. In Ohio, for drivers who are over the age of 21, that legal limit is under 0.08 percent. It is important to note that even if a driver is below the legal limit, displaying signs of intoxication may still lead to criminal charges. There is a Zero Tolerance Policy in place for underage drivers in Ohio, and young drivers violate the law when they have a BAC of 0.02 or higher.
Even a first-time DUI offense can carry significant penalties along with it. Even though a first-time Operating a Vehicle while Impaired (OVI) charge is a misdemeanor in Ohio, if you are found guilty and convicted of that offense, a judge could sentence you to the following:
In addition to these legal penalties for a first-time OVI offense, you will also be faced with several administrative penalties. Specifically, your license could be suspended for up to 3 years, and you could face a 30-day restricted driving period.
These penalties for drunk driving offenses increase significantly if you are a habitual offender. Moreover, if you caused a motor vehicle collision that led to another person’s death or significant bodily injury, you could be looking at a felony charge and imprisonment if you are ultimately convicted.
When it comes to drunk driving offenses and charges in Dayton, it is critical to have experienced legal representation. The skilled defense attorneys at the VanNoy Firm can ensure that all of your legal and constitutional rights are protected while you are awaiting the resolution of your case. We can help you formulate a strong legal defense to your charge to minimize the consequences you face whenever possible. To schedule a consultation or case evaluation with a DUI attorney in Dayton, contact us today to find out how we can assist you.
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