DAYTON OVI/DUI DEFENSE ATTORNEYS
Put our award winning firm and attorneys to work for you right now. We use a team approach to defend your DUI case, something not available to lawyers practicing alone. We take customer service seriously as evidenced by our many five star reviews from former clients. You are facing some very serious consequences if convicted of even a first offense OVI in Dayton, Ohio. We can also help you request driving privileges as soon as the law permits.
The officer told you if you test over the limit your license is suspended for 90 days and if you refuse a year automatically. What they do not tell you is that you can get privileges to drive no matter what you do after a waiting period called the hard suspension time. This is 15 days for a test over the legal limit and 30 days for a refusal. Most officers do not tell you that the suspension can also be appealed if imposed improperly, but you only have 30 days to file your appeal. Hiring an OVI lawyer in Dayton, Ohio right away is very important to getting driving privileges, filing a timely appeal of your suspension, and defending your case.
We limit our practice to a large degree to OVI Defense. Our lawyers have completed NHTSA Standardized Field Sobriety Test training. This is the same training the officer that arrested you should have taken. The law in Ohio requires that the officer do the tests in substantial compliance with the manual. Each of our lawyers that completed the class were issued a student manual and routinely use it in court to impeach officers that testify to something other than the proper standard. Courts will exclude evidence of field tests not properly administered.
Breath tests are also subject to exclusion if they are not maintained properly. The regulations in Ohio for DUI and OVI breath testing require that the officer and police department maintain records, test the machine’s calibration, and that the officer be current in his certification to administer tests on subjects. Judges will throw out the test if they fail to substantially comply with the requirements.
We have defended OVI cases in every major court in the Dayton area including: Dayton Municipal Court, Kettering, Miamisburg, Vandalia, Oakwood, Montgomery County Municipal Court East and West, Miami County in Troy, Clark County in Springfield, Darke County, Greene County including Xenia and Fairborn, and Eaton Municipal in Preble County.