Jeremy Dodgion specializes in defense representation for clients accused of driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI/OMVI). We have dealt with many DUI/OMVI cases and achieved excellent results for our clients. Mr. Dodgion stays abreast of the ever changing OVI laws and has extensive experience in multiple offender cases.
It is illegal in the State of Ohio to drive with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or above. The limit is lower for commercial drivers and drivers under the age of 21. In Ohio a DUI is called a OVI, meaning "Operating a Vehicle Intoxicated". The Ohio OVI law includes alcohol or drugs or both. While the OWI specify's a .08 BAC in the case of alcohol, it is illegal to drive with any amount of a controlled substance such as marijuana, cocaine, heroin, or meth present in the driver's blood.
If the police believe that you are so drunk in public that you are unable to care for your own health and safety, or the safety of those around you, you can be arrested. Since this is a judgment call and is a vague law, a criminal defense lawyer who is aggressively on your side and interested in making sure you get a fair shake can minimize the penalties you could be exposed to.
Drunk and Disorderly
Simply being drunk in public is not itself against the law, but causing a disturbance when you are drunk is.
All Other Alcohol Related Crimes
Mr. Dodgion has successfully defended clients against many alcohol-related crimes and will gladly discuss your case with you. If you want the best in knowledgeable legal representation call Jeremy Dodgion for a free consultation.