OVI Defense Attorney in Dayton

Operating a Vehicle Under the Influence Defense in Montgomery, Greene, Miami, Clark, and Warren Counties and throughout ohio

What is OVI?

OVI stands for "Operating a Vehicle under the Influence" of alcohol and/or drugs. Both alcohol-related and drug-related OVI violations are serious offenses that can have lasting impacts on an individual's life. It is important to understand the laws in Ohio to ensure you are not putting yourself at risk of a charge. 

In Ohio, any person who is at least 21 years of age operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) over 0.08 percent or with controlled substances in their system can be charged with an OVI offense. However, an underage motorist (under 21 years old) can be arrested for OVI with a BAC of at least 0.02 percent,  while a commercial driver can be charged with a BAC of at least 0.04 percent.

Even if your BAC is below the legal limit, you may still be charged with an OVI if you appear to be impaired. Additionally, there are enhanced penalties for high BAC levels, driving with a commercial driver's license, or having prior OVI convictions. 

Upon being arrested, you are immediately placed in a situation you may have never been in before, such as: 

  • You are taken to the police station in handcuffs,
  • Your license is immediately suspended,
  • Your car may be towed and impounded,
  • You have mandatory court appearances,
  • You are facing large fines, court costs, and various fees,
  • You have to hire an attorney,
  •  You are charged with a crime that has mandatory jail time,
  • You may remain in jail until your bond is posted,
  • You may be required to have restrictive license plates,
  • You may be required to undergo alcohol/drug treatment,
  • Your vehicle may be ordered to be immobilized or forfeited to the state,
  • An OVI is not expungable and permanently remains on your record,
  • An OVI adds six points to your driving record,
  • If you have prior OVI convictions, you are facing much more severe penalties.

OVI violations can result in jail time, fines and fees, community service, and/or mandatory alcohol treatment programs. In addition to these criminal penalties, a conviction could also result in personal repercussions such as increased insurance premiums or lost job opportunities. If you are charged with an OVI offense, it is important to find legal representation right away. 

Being arrested for Operating a Vehicle under the Influence (OVI) is a life changing event. The moment the police officer charges you with the crime of OVI your life can be turned upside down. Kane Law Offices can help you protect build a strong defense and obtain a positive outcome to your case. 

To get started on your case, call us at (937) 887-4700 today. 

  • Breathalyzer
  • Court Appearance
    Court Appearance
  • Defenses
  • Driving Privileges
    Driving Privileges
  • Driving Under Suspended License
    Driving Under Suspended License
  • Evidence
  • Fines
  • Other Penalties
    Other Penalties
  • Sentencing

Rely on an Attorney with Experience in OVI Cases

Attorney Travis Kane has handled hundreds of OVI cases and he understands the drastic effects an OVI has on your life. As his client, he will fight to get your driving privileges reinstated, he will defend you in court as a defendant, and he will do whatever he can to keep you from going to jail. 

Your case will be handled in the most competent and efficient manner. Attorney Travis Kane will do what it takes to reduce the possibility of these negative and life-altering consequences and ensure that your OVI case goes as smoothly as possible.   

Schedule an initial consultation by calling us directly at (937) 887-4700 or completing our online form.

Case results

  • Domestic Violence
    Our client was going through a divorce and was charged with Domestic Violence against her husband.  She had no prior criminal record and was concerned about this charge affecting her employment.  After a few court appearances, we were able to get her charges completely dismissed.  We then went back to court and got the charges sealed and expunged so her record remained entirely clean.
  • Domestic Violence
    Our client had a warrant for Domestic Violence and contacted us to help.  He was going to turn himself in to the jail and we instructed him not to because it was a situation we could fix.  Instead, we contacted the court and scheduled him to turn himself in.  We went into court and asked the judge to remove the warrant and let us resume the case.  The judge granted our request and the case was later dismissed.  Our client used our help and never did any jail time.
  • Theft of Drugs
    Our client was a registered nurse and charged with stealing prescription drugs from her employer. A felony conviction of this crime would have prevented her from continuing her employment and any future employment as a nurse. We were able to get the case dismissed in order to avoid a conviction and client entered a treatment program that helped resolve her addiction.
  • Domestic Violence
    Our client was charged with Domestic Violence against his wife.  We negotiated an agreement for our client to go to marriage counseling with his wife.  After the counseling, the State dismissed the charge and our client was never convicted of a crime.  This avoided a Domestic Violence charge on his record, which cannot be expunged.
  • OVI
    Our client had no prior criminal record but was charged with OVI.  After negotiations with the prosecutor, we were able to settle his case with a guilty plea to Reckless Driving.  Our client did not receive a license suspension, did not have to do any jail time, did not have to do an intervention class, and only had to pay a $50 fine.  This result was especially great for our client as he could not afford to have a license suspension for his employment or have an OVI on his record.
  • Domestic Violence
  • Domestic Violence
  • Theft of Drugs
  • Domestic Violence
  • OVI

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