Drugged Driving

Defending Against Allegations of Drugged Driving

Although most people think of OVI as it relates to drunk driving, drugged driving is also a crime. The OVI statute specifically forbids operating a vehicle while under the influence of methamphetamines, cocaine, heroin, LSD, and marijuana, among other things.

At the law firm of Rittgers & Rittgers in Warren County, Ohio, we provide aggressive criminal defense representation for people accused of drug crimes, including drugged driving. Attorney Charles Rittgers, one of the founders of our firm, is also a founding member of the National DUI College and has successfully handled numerous drugged driving offenses. We are well-versed in the laws governing drunk driving and drugged driving, and can effectively represent you.

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Call Rittgers & Rittgers at 513-932-2115 to schedule an initial consultation with one of our drugged driving defense lawyers.

If you have been accused of drugged driving, you are likely facing multiple charges — including charges related specifically to drug crimes. Together, the potential penalties are quite severe.

Just like any other OVI, the penalties for drugged driving may include fines, mandatory training, the loss of driving privileges, long-term increases in insurance rates, and possible jail time. As with any other conviction for a drug crime, the consequences for drug possession may include fines, the loss of driving privileges and possible jail time.

These potential consequences are too serious to take any chances. Following allegations of drugged driving, you must take immediate action to ensure that your rights and interests are protected.

As experienced criminal defense attorneys, we are able to fully investigate claims and effectively evaluate cases. Based upon the particular circumstances of your case, we will craft defense representation tailored to your situation.

In addition to handling the criminal charges, we also represent people accused of OVI in Administrative License Suspension hearings.

When you don't know where to turn, we are here to help. Contact us today to discuss your concerns related to drugged driving with one of our attorneys.