Defense for DUI, OVI, DWI Charges in Ohio and West Virginia

Call Jay Gerber, Attorney at Law for DUI and OVI Defense

Were you put under arrest or face charges of driving under the influence? Then you need a strong defense lawyer to help with your defense and protect your rights. Call Jay Gerber, Attorney at Law for the DUI and OVI defense experience you need. Jay Gerber has the knowledge in both Ohio and West Virginia courts to defend you when you are charged with operating a vehicle or boat under the influence. Contact us online for an appointment or call (304) 485-5372 today.

First-Time DUI Offense or Multiple OVI Charges Require Strong Defense

Jay Gerber, Attorney at Law serves clients in Ohio and West Virginia who require strong defense against DUI and OVI charges. Whether you are experiencing your very first DUI offense or there is a history of OVI or DWI charges against you, it is wise to consult with an experienced defense attorney. Jay Gerber can offer sound advice on how to proceed in Ohio and West Virginia courts. An individual can be charged for DUI if your blood alcohol level is 0.08 percent or higher, if you test positive for driving under the influence of drugs, or if you refuse to take a blood test.

Penalties for DUI, OVI, DWI can be more severe if you are a commercial operator, and the penalty for a DUI charge is severe for even a first offense. Consider these penalties for a first, second, and third offense:

FIRST OFFENSE:

  • Up to six months in jail
  • Fines of $100 to $1,000
  • License suspended 15 to 45 days
  • Possible ignition interlock device required

Second Offense:

  • Six to 12 months in jail
  • Fines of $1,000 to $3,000
  • License suspended for one year
  • Ignition interlock device

Third Offense:

  • One to three years in jail
  • Fines of $3,000 to $5,000
  • License suspended for one year
  • Ignition interlock device

Boating Under the Influence in OH and WV

Safety on the waterways in Ohio and West Virginia is a serious matter. While many boat enthusiasts may take to the water to have a good time, operating a boat under the influence (BUI) can bring charges that have a severe and lasting impact. BUI defense in Ohio and West Virginia requires a skilled lawyer. Contact Jay Gerber today for a consultation on BUI defense in Ohio and West Virginia at (304) 485-5372.

Substances that Impact Driver Clarity

As a DUI defense lawyer serving OH and WV clients, Jay Gerber wants you to know before you go on the road or in the water that some common substances can have an impact on driver clarity and performance. Substances that can affect you include cold medication, certain pain medications in addition to alcohol or other drugs. Taking certain prescriptions while drinking alcohol can add to impairment. The effects of substances on your operating performance can depend several factors, so consult with Jay Gerber, Attorney at Law to review your options if you face DUI or OVI offenses.

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