My name is Robert Healey and I am a lawyer that limits his practice to OVI defense in southwest Ohio. Currently I manage the DUI office in Dayton, Ohio, where I attended law school. This blog is written by me to help potential clients in the Dayton area that have been charged with an OVI.

The DUI / OVI statute in Dayton, Ohio is 4511.19. It is titled “Operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs.”

In its simplest form the (A)(1) section says, “no person shall operate any vehicle, streetcar, or trackless trolley within this state, if, at the time of the operation, any of the following apply: (a) The person is under the influence of alcohol, a drug of abuse, or a combination of them.” -O.R.C. 4511.19.

The remaining parts of the statute detail other prohibited concentrations of drugs and alcohol in the body while driving. 4511.19 also lists the punishments.

The (A)(1)(a) section of 4511.19 means that the officer can arrest you when he has probable cause to believe that you have consumed some drugs or some alcohol or a combination of the two in any quantity small or great and that it impaired your ability to drive to some appreciable degree. You can refuse all the tests and make no admissions and still be charged with DUI or OVI, which are the same thing.

You can also test under the limit of 0.08 Blood Alcohol Content, or BAC, and still be charged with DUI under this section. Not only charged, but convicted. That is where a DUI lawyer in Dayton, Ohio, with an intimate knowledge of ORC 4511.19 will be able to help.

Call us right away because we can start putting together the best DUI defenses for your particular case right now. Our clients tend to get better results the sooner we become involved in the case.

And remember, if you or a family member has been arrested for DUI or OVI in violation of ORC 4511.19 in the Dayton area – including: Montgomery, Greene, Miami, Darke, Clark, Champaign, Hamilton, Butler, Warren, or Clermont Counties – call ROBERT HEALEY at Suhre & Associates DUI and Criminal Defense Lawyers, or one of my qualified associates at 937-531-0435. We are available 24-hours a day, 7 days a week, Saturday and Sunday consults available. Because now is the perfect time to put a team that includes a FORMER POLICE OFFICER and a FORMER PROSECUTOR to work….for you!

To learn more, call our Dayton criminal defense law firm at (937) 531-0435 or visit our contact us page to send us an email.