An Out-of-State OVI Offense Enhances A Wright-Patterson OVI
Babb & Rowland and DaytonDUI proudly serve the military community in and around Wright-Patterson A.F.B.. One of the recurring questions we get from military personnel is whether or not a federal or out-of-state DUI can be used to enhance a Wright-Patterson OVI. At one time they did not. Now, however, the offenses received in another state or on federal property do count. See Ohio Revised Code 4511.181(A). DUI defense attorneys challenged the ex post facto application of R.C. 4511.181(A) but the courts have held that since it serves only as an enhancement it meets constitutional standards. State v. Morrison, 2003-Ohio-3244 (Ohio Ct. App. 8th Dist. Cuyahoga County 2003).
Located conveniently near Wright Patterson Air Force Base, we have successfully represented active-duty military, contractors, and civilian employees since 1995. We have successfully dealt with issues of deployment, security clearances, loss of rank, loss of on-base driving privileges and issues related to out-of-state licenses. I have even attended specialized training through the National College for DUI Defense in handling a military drunk driving offense (2014 NCDD Winter Conference). If you face a Wright-Patterson OVI, or if you just have questions, give us a call.