Cincinnati DUI & OVI Lawyer
What Constitutes Drunk Driving?
Ohio Revised Code §4511.19, Operating vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs - OVI, defines this offense as operating a vehicle if, at the time of the operation, the person:
- Is under the influence of alcohol, a drug abuse, or a combination thereof
- Has a concentration of 0.08% or more BAC during a breath or blood test
- Has a concentration of 0.011% of 1 gram of alcohol per 100ml of urine
A person can also be charged with OVI / DUI if he or she has a high enough concentration of one or more of the following controlled substances in their blood or urine:
Arrested for drunk driving? If so, it is important that you seek representation for your case. At Bleile & Dawson, our team of Cincinnati OVI attorneys have over 40 years of collective experience representing the wrongfully accused. You do not have to face these criminal charges on your own. Do not give up your freedom and constitutional rights. We make ourselves available 24/7 for your convenience.
Discuss your case in a free consultation with our DUI attorneys in Cincinnati from Bleile & Dawson.
Penalties for an OVI Conviction in Ohio
Only OVI convictions that occurred in the past ten years count as a prior offense, if you are convicted of OVI in Ohio, you could face the following penalties:
- First Offense: $375 to $1,075 in fines, three days to six months in jail and a one to three-year license suspension
- Second Offense: $525 to $1,625 in fines, ten days to six months in jail, and a one to seven-year license suspension
- Third Offense: $850 to $2,750 in fines, 40 days to one year in jail, and a two to 12-year license suspension
How We Can Fight Your DUI Charges
There are many ways in which an OVI / DUI case can be successfully fought. Our Cincinnati OVI lawyers love America's justice system, but also realize that there are still flaws and that mistakes can be made.
Grounds for fighting your DUI can include:
- Unlawful DUI stop
- Police misconduct
- Faulty breath / blood test
Police officers must have reason to believe that you are intoxicated before they can lawfully pull you over and investigate, such as drifting across lane lines, driving at night without headlights, erratic driving speeds, or a call from a tipster.
Police misconduct can occur during field sobriety tests, as well as during a DUI checkpoint if it is improperly conducted. Breath tests can even be fought, especially if the officer failed to calibrate the machine or to properly instruct you on how to blow into the machine. Blood and urine tests can also be fought if your sample was mishandled in the lab.
Being Building a Defense with Our Team - 24/7 Availability
Bleile & Dawson knows the law and will fight relentlessly for your rights! Get the solid defense you need, we are available 24/7. Our Cincinnati DUI attorneys have 40+ years of experience defending the freedom of those who are facing wrongful criminal charges. We proudly serve clients in Cincinnati, Ohio and Southern Ohio, and in Northern, Western & Eastern Kentucky, including Boone County, Kenton County and Campbell County. We also serve clients in Southeast Indiana.
Facing DUI charges? Call now at (513) 399-5945 for a free consultation to start your defense.