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Proactive Defense Strategies For DUI/OVI

Though many people try to brush aside driving under the influence (DUI) – also known as operating a vehicle impaired (OVI) – as a minor criminal offense, you should not make this mistake. A conviction for DUI/OVI can follow you for a lifetime, having a negative impact on your job prospects, housing options and reputation. If the state has charged you with either of these crimes, take a proactive stance to defend yourself.

At the Law Office of K.M. Melchor, LLC, I can help you. As a Dayton-based criminal defense attorney, I represent clients throughout the surrounding metro area. With extensive experience handling a variety of charges, I know how to build a strong defense strategy as your legal ally. Together, we will fight for the best possible outcome for your case.

What Are The Penalties For DUI/OVI In Ohio?

If the state accuses you of having a blood alcohol content higher than .08 while operating a vehicle or of being under the influence of an illegal controlled substance while operating a vehicle, the result is a DUI/OVI charge. The consequences should not be underestimated, even for first-time offenders. The penalties in Ohio are as follows:

  • A fine of $375 to $2,750
  • License suspension for one to 12 years
  • Three days to one year in jail
  • Mandatory drug and alcohol treatment
  • Probation
  • Installation of an interlock ignition device

I understand that the punishments can seem overwhelming. As your lawyer, I do everything in my power to have your charges dismissed or reduced, get an acquittal or secure minimal sentencing. With numerous favorable results under my belt, you can rest assured that I have your back.

Se habla español. As a native Spanish-speaker, I am happy to speak Spanish with you or supply translation services.

Speak With Me About Your Defense Strategy

The sooner you consult me, the sooner I can begin your DUI/OVI defense. Contact me at the Law Office of K.M. Melchor, LLC to schedule your initial consultation ASAP. You can reach me by calling 937-985-0419 or by using my online contact form. Se habla español.