DUI & OVI: An Overview
You just left that party, and you didn’t think you were too drunk to drive. But then you see those blue and red lights in the rear-view mirror, and you know that you’re in trouble. Lots of questions swirl in your mind: Is it legal to say no to field sobriety tests? What are my rights? How will potentially having a DUI affect my life? And whether your experience stops at the side of the road or ends at the police station, you still wonder what you can do to get yourself out of this difficult situation.
That’s when you should call the experienced attorneys at Dungan & LeFevre. Our defense attorneys have decades of experience in defending clients accused of serious crimes, including driving under the influence (DUI), driving while intoxicated (DWI), operating a vehicle under the influence (OVI) and drug charges.
To set up a consultation, call us at 937-770-6225 or complete our contact form. We have offices in Troy and represent clients throughout the Miami Valley and Ohio. Dungan & LeFevre‘s DUI defense attorneys Jack Hemm, Steven Justice and Michael Scarpelli are ready to represent you.
Understanding DWI And OVI Charges
The terms driving under the influence (DUI), driving while intoxicated (DWI) and operating a vehicle under the influence (OVI) refer to instances in which a person under the influence of a controlled substance drives a car. In Ohio, a person is considered legally intoxicated/impaired if his or her blood alcohol level is .08% or above, or if any amount of a controlled substance such as marijuana or heroin can be detected. Being charged with DUI/OVI can result in fines, a suspension of your operator’s license and/or jail time. To help you avoid or reduce these penalties, the experienced criminal defense lawyers at Dungan & LeFevre can analyze your case to determine the best possible outcome as well as take the necessary steps to secure occupational driving privileges.
Our Experienced Attorneys Can Make The Difference
We know that a DUI is a complicated and disheartening situation to go through and maybe quite overwhelming. You do not have to do this by yourself — our DUI and OVI defense lawyers can help you. If you have been arrested for operating a vehicle under the influence, you should contact a DUI defense attorney at Dungan & LeFevre immediately. We have extensive experience in these matters, and we have handled thousands of DUI cases.