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Call a DUI attorney in our firm if you have been arrested. In Ohio, a conviction for Driving Under the Influence of drugs or alcohol, Operating a Vehicle Impaired (OVI) or Physical Control will affect virtually every aspect of your life. We may be able to fight it.

In Dayton, OH, call 937-228-9790 for a DUI attorney.

The primary goals of your DUI attorney are to fight the allegations being leveled against you and challenge the evidence provided by law enforcement officials. DUI, OVI and Physical Control charges can be fought and even successfully dismissed, with the right combination of solid defenses and a legal team that is aggressively committed to fighting for your rights. There can be plea bargains to lesser charges. You do not have to accept the determinations of police agencies – especially if the evidence they are offering was not gathered correctly.

With the assistance of one of our DUI attorneys, you may be able to:

  • Contest the arresting officer’s claims of probable cause
  • Challenge the administration and results of your field sobriety test
  • Contest the legality of your charges, if the results of your breathalyzer test yielded a BAC (Blood Alcohol Content) reading of 0.08% or less
  • Appeal the suspension of your driver’s privileges by submitting an petition to the Bureau of Motor Vehicles

A DUI attorney from our firm can review the written and recorded evidence associated with your charges and arrest and discuss your defense options. Call us today for a free evaluation of your case!

When you need a DUI attorney to fight your charges, call our tenacious and dedicated team of legal professionals. With more than two decades of solid defense representation, we have the experience and skill to effectively challenge the state’s evidence. We have successfully eliminated or reduced the charges and penalties that our clients confronted. Call us today for a free evaluation of your case!

Here is an explanation of State of Ohio intoxication charges:

  • DUI (Driving Under the Influence) and OVI (Operating a Vehicle Impaired): These terms and charges are interchangeable, and they are moving violations. DUI and OVI charges are assessed when an individual is pulled over, while driving their vehicle, and determined by field or chemical testing to be intoxicated by drugs or alcohol.
  • Physical Control: This violation does not even require the engine of your vehicle to be running. OVI charges are assessed when an individual is determined by field or chemical testing to be intoxicated and discovered in the driver’s seat of their vehicle with access to the keys that will start its engine.

A DUI attorney from our practice can explain the relevant differences between the alcohol- related charges and the penalties associated with each.

These are the first-time DUI/OVI penalties in Ohio:

  • Minimum 3-day jail stay or 72-hour driver’s intervention course
  • Minimum fine of $250.00 up to a maximum of $1,000.00 plus court costs
  • Suspension of driving privileges for 90 days, if defendant submitted to chemical testing
  • Suspension of driving privileges for a full year, if defendant refused to chemical testing

In Dayton, OH, call 937-228-9790 for a DUI attorney.

Call for a DUI attorney in Dayton, Springfield, Fairborn, Xenia, Miamisburg, Lebanon, Hamilton, Vandalia, Troy and Kettering as well as Montgomery, Greene, Miami, Logan, Shelby, Butler, Darke, Preble, Clark & Clinton Counties. No legal firm or attorney can guarantee the outcome of your case. However, at L. Patrick Mulligan & Associates, we are passionate about your rights, and we will gladly provide you with a free evaluation of your case.