Drunk Driving Laws in the US – DUI Basics Explained

Criminal defense lawyers help people facing crimes and traffic offenses and frequently represent clients charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs – or DUI/OVI. This crime is taken very seriously in the United States, as it poses a significant danger to public safety. Here are the basics of drunk driving laws in… read more

Things to Know Before You Get Pulled Over for a DUI in Dayton

Drinking and driving is a major concern in Ohio. Thousands of people suffer serious injuries every year due to people driving under the influence. To combat this issue, the state legislature has created some rather harsh penalties for people who drive under the influence. These penalties are enforced by state and local police. They monitor… read more

How Much Does a DUI Cost in Ohio?

In Ohio, a driving under the influence (DUI) charge is a serious offense that carries many consequences. From license suspensions to jail time, being convicted of a DUI can have lasting effects on your life. But one of the most pressing concerns for many people may be the immediate financial impact of a DUI conviction… read more

Top Reasons Police Pull People Over For DUI

Most arrests for driving under the influence in Dayton begin with a traffic stop. However, the traffic stop might have nothing to do with drunk driving. Many people are charged with DUI and face severe DUI penalties after being pulled over because they broke a traffic law. Top Reasons Police Pull People Over for DUI… read more

Understanding Your Rights At A DUI Checkpoint In Ohio

There are few things more likely to cause panic than coming across an unexpected DUI checkpoint. Whether you have been drinking or not, DUI checkpoints are scary. Many people worry that the police will assume they are drunk or find another reason to get them in trouble. It’s normal to wonder if DUI checkpoints are… read more

How Long Does it Take to Get Your First Court Date For a DUI in Ohio?

Facing a DUI charge can be one of the most frightening experiences of your life. The consequences of a DUI conviction can include fines, incarceration, suspension of your driver’s license, and other long-term impacts to your life.  This is why it is so important to contact an experienced DUI attorney as soon as possible if… read more

What is The Difference Between OVI, DUI, DWI, and OMVI?

In Ohio, prosecutors stopped using the terms driving under the influence (DUI) and driving while intoxicated (DWI) in 1982. The state then decided to use a new term—operating a motor vehicle impaired (OMVI). In 2005, the Ohio General Assembly came to adopt the term OVI after determining that a vehicle could be non-motorized and still… read more

What To Do if You’re Facing an Underage DUI Charge

The legal drinking age in the United States is 21 years old or older. Additionally, each state has underage DUI laws that address underage drinking and driving.  If you or your child are facing underage DUI charges, you need to understand your legal rights and what you are facing. Therefore, your first step is to… read more

When Is A DUI/OVI a Felony in Ohio?

Let’s face it. No one wants to be charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol (OVI). However, OVIs happen, and they happen regularly in Ohio. According to data from Ohio’s State Highway Patrol, thousands of drivers are arrested on suspicion of OVIs every year.  If you are charged, it is… read more

Ohio First-Offense Misdemeanor DUI Penalties

In the state’s revised code, driving under the influence (DUI) is referred to as operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs (OVI). According to Ohio Revised Code §4511.19, no one shall operate any vehicle if they are: Under the influence of alcohol, a drug of abuse, or a combination of the two… read more