August 14, 2011 | DUI Penalties
If you plan to go out on the water this summer be aware of the risks of a boating OVI in Dayton, Ohio. The legal limit is .08. However, you can also be charged and convicted even if you refuse the test. If convicted, you will be sentenced to 3-180 days in jail and from $150-$1000 in fines.
There is no effect on your driver’s license since you are not in a car. There are no points and no report to the BMV or to your driving record. It is a criminal offense, not a traffic offense. There is no BMV suspension of your right to drive a car.
It can be used to enhance a future OVI in the Dayton area. This means that if you are convicted of another OVI in Dayton in the next 20 years the judge will have to give you more jail time.
A boating OVI is very serious and requires an OVI lawyer familiar with courts in the Dayton area to evaluate your case and defend you against these serious consequences. The OVI lawyers at Suhre and Associates will use their certification to administer field sobriety tests to help defend you.
Getting rid of the evidence the prosecutor has is the best way to beat an OVI in the Dayton area. In any OVI, experience counts… experience matters!