Jack Harrison, Attorney at Law
Aggressive Legal Counsel
30+ years experience. 300+ jury trials.
Drunk Driving (OVI) Defense Attorney
Jack Harrison has helped Ohio citizens fight drunk driving charges for over 30 years. Working out of his downtown Dayton, Ohio office, Mr. Harrison practices criminal defense in Montgomery County, surrounding counties and all over Ohio.
What is commonly refered to as "driving under the influence" (DUI) or "driving while intoxicated" (DWI), the state of Ohio calls "operating vehicle under the influence" (OVI) of alcohol or drugs.
For most people, seeing those flashing lights in the rearview mirror after having a few drinks with friends is one of the scariest experiences of their lives. OVI is a complicated crime in Ohio, and you want the best OVI lawyer you can get on your side. If you are pulled over, the police officer will make the following observations and use his or her judgment to determine if you are drunk:
If the officer suspects you of driving drunk, he may ask you to step out of the car. If you are argumentative or aggressive, he may handcuff you for his own protection. The officer may use his suspicions of drunk driving as a pretext to search your car, and you may refuse with no loss of rights. The officer may administer tests to you to determine if you are impared or not. These tests are voluntary, and you may refuse them with no loss of rights. Tests vary across Ohio, but include:
If the officer judges that you are too drunk to drive he may arrest you and take you to a police station. Once there, the officer will administer a Formal Breath Test (FBT), which you are required by Ohio law to take, to see if your blood alcohol level exceeds 0.08%. If you choose not to take the test, your license will automatically be suspended for at least 1 year. If you take the test and fail, your license will be automatically suspended, and you will be charged with OVI.
Jack Harrison has a record of success defending OVI charges. He understands the police, the technology, the prosecutor and the law. As your attorney, Jack Harrison can help reduce or eliminate bail, appeal your license suspension, challenge your traffic stop with a motion to suppress, and fight your case in court. Because of Jack Harrison's reputation for successfully defending his clients at trial, he can also make excellent plea bargains, if that is the best option for you.
If you have been arrested for drunk driving, you need the best OVI attorney you can get to fight your OVI charges. The same is true for a juvenile defendent. You want Jack Harrison on your side.
Call Jack Harrison, Attorney at 937-461-4060 or send an email today.