Dayton OVI Attorney

Your Dayton OVI Attorney

An OVI charge in Dayton, Ohio is the same thing as a DUI. In 2003 Ohio enacted legislation that lowered the per se or legal alcohol limit from .10 to .08 BAC. In 2004 Ohio changed the name to Operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. This has come to be known today as OVI. The new statute added more things to the definition of “vehicle” than prior definitions that involved only “motor vehicles.”

An OVI can be charged when the officer believes you are impaired by drugs or alcohol. You can also be separately charged with OVI for having a prohibited concentration of drugs or alcohol in your body. Early in 2000 Ohio introduced high-tier OVI prohibited concentrations where your blood alcohol level registers over .17 by whole blood or breath.

The defenses to OVI are the same as that for DUI. You will notice on your citation or ticket that it says OVI. The best way to defend an OVI case in the Dayton Ohio area is to challenge the stop. If the stop is found to be invalid all the evidence flowing from that stop. Examples include: odor of alcohol, blood-shot eyes, admissions of drinking, field sobriety tests, and chemical tests by blood, breath, or urine, can all be suppressed or excluded from being used against you at trial.

My firm has defended OVI cases in almost every court in the Dayton and surrounding area. We are also experienced with representing clients that work for the Air Force or are employed on Wright Patterson Air Force Base. We can interact with assigned legal counsel which is not always available in a person on base. We have experience working closely with appointed counsel from Langley and avoiding transfer of jurisdiction from municipal court to the base.

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DUI Case

A Relieved Client

“I went to court thinking I would just get driving privileges and still be under suspension for some time. Rob was able to get the entire ALS suspension waived and most of the court fees waived as well. Was placed under 6 months probation, couldnt have asked for a better outcome. Rob did a phenomenal job. He is very knowledgeable and accessible, and I would recommend him to anyone.”

DUI Case

A Grateful Client

“Rob is very knowledgeable in his area. His expertise and advice were unsurpassed. I not only had extreme confidence in Rob’s ability but was able to put my mind at ease while we went through this process. Rob was able to work with the prosecuting attorney and then get agreement from the Judge to dismiss several charges and plead to a 1st DUI. I cannot express the gratitude I have for Rob. I realize that he is being paid for his service, but his attitude is like none I’ve experienced when dealing with an attorney for this type of matter. He was not judgmental but caring.”