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 while impaired (OVI).
At Michael K. Allen & Associates in Cincinnati, our attorneys have extensive experience providing skilled drunk driving defense representation to individuals throughout Southwest Ohio.
The Law: Blood Alcohol Content In Ohio
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.
Preparing Your Defense
Our defense strategy? 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 may have nothing to do with intoxication.
Work With A Former Prosecutor
Founding attorney Michael Allen was 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 judges. His firsthand knowledge of the judicial decision-making process can represent a substantial advantage for his clients.
Our lawyers represent individuals facing all types of drunk driving offenses, including first-time offenders, 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.
Protecting Your Rights And Your Future
When your future is on the line, who do you want by your side? Contact us right away if you have been arrested for a drunk driving offense. Our attorneys will protect your rights and advocate for the best resolution. Contact us online or call us at 513-823-4224 to discuss your specific case.