Southwest Ohio Defense of DUI, OVI or DWI Charges
If you have been arrested for drunk driving, it doesn't much matter whether the formal charge is driving under the influence (DUI), driving while intoxicated (DWI), or operating a vehicle impaired (OVI). While OVI is the current official offense in Ohio, as of 2005, all of these labels mean the same thing: you are facing a criminal conviction for driving or controlling a vehicle while your blood alcohol concentration was over .08 percent or you are driving while legally impaired. Even for a first offense, this can mean a suspension of your driver's license, an increase in your insurance rates, a criminal record, and the prospect of more severe punishment for any future DUI or OVI arrest.
Contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer at the Cincinnati office of Michael K. Allen & Associates for a free consultation about your options for defending a DUI charge. We will examine all of the circumstances of your case to determine whether we can challenge your traffic stop or arrest on constitutional grounds. We can also consider the possibility of contesting your case on the merits, through expert testimony on the integrity of your blood alcohol test, the chain of custody of your sample, or biochemical explanations for a high reading that have nothing to do with intoxication.
Whatever your best response to drunk driving charges might turn out to be, Cincinnati defense attorney Mike Allen has the experience necessary to develop and present your most effective strategy following your arrest and if necessary at trial. As a former elected Hamilton County Prosecuting Attorney, he knows how evidentiary problems can make an otherwise strong case difficult for the government to win. As a former Municipal Court Judge, Mr. Allen knows how different arguments can convince or antagonize different judges. His first-hand knowledge of the judicial decision making process can represent a substantial advantage for his clients.
Mike Allen represents OVI or DUI clients on their first arrest, clients with prior drunk driving convictions, underage and college student defendants, drivers from out of town or out of state, commercial driver's license holders and people charged with felony DWI offenses related to serious motor vehicle accidents.
Our firm also helps people protect their right to drive through representation at administrative license suspensions, BMV suspension hearings and applications for temporary or occupational licenses while the OVI charges are pending. For a consultation about your best alternatives for resolving DWI or OVI charges in southwest Ohio, contact the Cincinnati criminal defense law firm of Michael K. Allen & Associates.
For assistance in Hamilton County, call the Cincinnati Office at 513-334-0209 or contact us toll free at 800-590-6537. You may also contact us by e-mail.
For assistance in Warren County, Butler County, Clermont County, or elsewhere in Ohio, call the Mason office at 513-445-9600. You may also contact the office by email.