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

  • OVI 2nd Offense
    Our client was a professional MMA fighter and spent most of his time at the gym or taking care of his newborn daughter.  His case was a second-offense OVI, which requires a minimum of 10 days in jail.  We concluded the case by having our client do a 3-day driver intervention course and no jail time.
  • Gross Sexual Imposition
    Our client was charged with 6 counts of GSI with mandatory prison time.  During the pendency of the case, the complainant accused our client of stalking her and driving by her house so the jail put out a warrant out and our client ended up in jail.  His family notified us and we immediately filed a motion and disputed the accusations.  After a hearing where we argued our client’s position, the court agreed with us and let our client out of jail and withdrew the warrant.  Our client maintained the position that he was completely innocent of these charges and we took the case to trial.  After several days at trial, the jury deliberated and came back with a verdict of NOT GUILTY on all charges. Afterwards, the jurors complimented us and our presentation at trial and stated it was Mr. Kane’s performance that convinced them to say not guilty.
    Our client was charged with his second OVI.  During his case, he was arrested again for Driving Under Suspension with mandatory jail time.  The court immobilized our client’s vehicle and kept it in the tow yard, thereby accumulating significant fees.  We filed a motion with the court and got his vehicle released, which saved our client thousands of dollars.  Then we went to court and convinced the court to release his vehicle from the immobilization, got him driving privileges, and kept him out of jail.  Our client was very happy with the results.
  • Investigation
    Our client’s adopted teenage son made an accusation that he was molested by our client.  During the investigation phase of the case, we spoke to the detective and also got our private investigator involved.  We had our client take a polygraph test and the results were that he was telling the truth when he denied the accusations.  The detective then closed the investigation and our client was never charged.  He was able to clear his name and reputation with our help.
  • Underage Consumption/Possession Drugs
    Our client was 18 and arrested for being under the influence of alcohol and possession of drugs.  We were able to settle the case for a $50 fine and no probation.  This result allowed our client to continue with her therapy and able to expunge her charge in a year and have a clean record for applying for college and jobs.
  • OVI 2nd Offense
  • Gross Sexual Imposition
  • Investigation
  • Underage Consumption/Possession Drugs

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