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Oxford DUI Attorney – Jeremiah Denslow

Have you been charged with drinking and driving in Oxford Ohio, near Miami University and the Cincinnati suburbs of Hamilton and West Chester?  If so, you’re likely searching for an experienced Oxford DUI attorney. You will likely be summoned for a court appearance in Butler County Area I Court in Oxford Ohio located at 118 West High Street near campus. The Oxford DUI court handles all Oxford DUI citations issued by the local law enforcement agencies, including Miami University campus police.

If you’re facing a drinking and driving charge and searching for a Cincinnati or Oxford DUI attorney, ask yourself the following questions:

  • Would you like to be represented by an experienced Cincinnati and Oxford DUI attorney who is also qualified to handle college student DUIs instead of an attorney who handles just a few DUI cases every year?
  • Would you like to be represented by an Oxford DUI attorney who is recognized by groups like Super Lawyers, National Advocacy for DUI Defense, the National Trial Lawyers, and the American Society of Legal Advocates?
  • Would you prefer a Cincinnati and Oxford DUI attorney who concentrates his practice on DUI defense, including college student DUI defense, instead of a diverse general practice lawyer who also handles cases in domestic relations, child custody, wills/estates, personal injury, and business disputes?
  • Do you like the idea of being represented by a Cincinnati and Oxford DUI attorney who has a history of getting the majority of charges against his clients dismissed/reduced?
  • Would you like your Oxford DUI attorney to have a substantial amount of experience representing Ohio college students for driving under the influence and other alcohol-related offenses?

If you answered yes to all, or most, of the aforementioned questions, you’re not alone. It probably seems obvious that an Oxford DUI attorney who handles primarily DUI cases is going to know the Oxford DUI laws better than a lawyer who handles cases in multiple areas of the law.  Jeremiah Denslow is an experienced Cincinnati and Oxford DUI attorney who represents DUI clients in Butler County and DUI courts across Ohio. He works with a lot of college students in DUI cases and other alcohol-related issues.  Jeremiah structures his Oxford DUI defense practice using a very simple formula: (a) a concentrated focus and dedication to DUI defense; (b) a concentrated focus and dedication to Ohio courts; and (c) a concentrated focus and dedication to limiting the number of cases he accepts. Jeremiah’s practice is extremely focused on DUI defense and he accepts fewer clients than most other Cincinnati and Oxford DUI attorneys. That means each client gets more attention and each case file gets more research and analysis. It also ensures that every client question, phone call and email is answered with a prompt and thoughtful reply. At the end of the case, most clients are extremely satisfied with the time, attention and results provided by this Oxford DUI attorney.

Message from Jeremiah Denslow, Oxford DUI Attorney:

Oxford DUI AttorneyHi. I’m Jeremiah Denslow—an Oxford DUI attorney who practices DUI defense in all Ohio courts. If you were recently charged with drinking and driving, you’re probably scared, anxious, and unsure what to do, especially if you’re a Miami University student. You’re probably wondering how you can resolve the case without a DUI on your record and without spending any time in jail. I understand. I’ve represented people from all walks of life, including Ohio’s doctors, educators, college students and police officers, and they all express similar concerns. Please take a look around my website to find comprehensive information on Oxford DUI defense strategies, Oxford DUI consequences, and Oxford DUI attorneys. In addition, please feel free to call me if you need a lawyer or want to discuss your case. My number is 513-268-4000 or 937-242-6400. You can also reach me toll-free at 1-844-DUI-DUDE. I try to answer calls at all hours of the day and night so feel free to call anytime. As an Oxford DUI attorney, I’d be happy to tell you how I’ve helped many clients facing DUI charges just like you. I’ve handled misdemeanor and felony DUI cases and it’s not uncommon for me to get DUI charges dismissed or reduced to a lesser offense.

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Oxford Ohio DUI Basics

If you’re charged with a DUI in Oxford Ohio, you might be wondering what that means. You probably already know that it’s against the law to drink and drive but it’s not quite that easy. First, you should realize that it’s perfectly legal to drink some alcohol and drive a car. It’s simply illegal to drive after drinking too much alcohol. The challenge is determining when you’ve crossed the legal limit, either in terms of blood alcohol content or in terms of impairment. To understand the difference between an Oxford DUI based on impairment and an Oxford DUI based on blood alcohol content, please continue reading:

  • If you’ve been charged with an Oxford DUI under the “per se” Oxford DUI statute, that means the law enforcement officer or Miami University campus policeman claims that you were driving a car with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) greater than 0.07%. In virtually all of the Oxford DUI cases involving a high blood alcohol concentration, the DUI driver voluntarily provided the police officer a sample of his breath, blood or urine. Without such a sample, the Oxford police officer wouldn’t have any way to determine a DUI driver’s blood alcohol concentration. Interestingly, Ohio law doesn’t require the police to prove impairment or intoxication in these types of Oxford DUI cases.
  • The other type of Oxford DUI case is charged under the general rule against driving a vehicle while intoxicated. In this type of case, the law enforcement officer or Miami University campus policeman involved in your case claims that you were driving a vehicle while impaired by drugs or alcohol. In an Oxford DUI charged under 4511.19(A)(1)(a) of the Ohio Revised Code, law enforcement is not required to prove that a driver had a high blood alcohol concentration. Instead, the officer must prove that you were “under the influence.” However, that begs the question, under Ohio DUI law, what does “under the influence” mean?  The law in Oxford DUI cases states that a person is considered impaired when he consumes alcohol in such a quantity that it adversely affects and appreciably impairs him. It is alcohol of sufficient quantity that it deprives the driver of that clearness of mind and control which he would otherwise have possessed, and it impairs his ability to drive a car or other vehicle.

In either case, an experienced Oxford DUI attorney has a number of defense techniques that can help to minimize the evidence in a DUI case and even get the Oxford DUI charge reduced or dismissed.

Oxford DUI Attorney Basic Defense Strategies

The first item an Oxford DUI attorney should examine in a drinking and driving case is whether the police officer had a legally valid reason to stop the driver’s vehicle before the Oxford DUI investigation began. For example, if an Ohio citizen or Miami University student was stopped for a fictitious reason or under a mistaken belief that illegal activity had occurred, the stop may have been illegal and any evidence obtained after the stop could not be used against the driver. This is the case even if the Oxford DUI driver admitted to being drunk, failed the field sobriety tests, and blew a breath sample that registered above the legal limit. None of that evidence could be used against him. A knowledgeable Oxford DUI attorney would know this and move the court for a dismissal

The second item an Oxford DUI attorney should examine in a drinking and driving case is whether state law enforcement or Miami University campus police had a legally valid reason to expand a routine traffic stop into a DUI investigation? It’s not uncommon for an Oxford officer to pull someone over for a simple traffic violation and subsequently develop suspicion that the driver is under the influence of alcohol or drugs. However, Ohio courts in DUI cases have determined that there must be sufficient evidence of impairment during the initial stages of the stop before an officer is allowed to expand the investigation. For example Ohio courts determined that a driver’s admission of drinking along with an odor of alcohol on his breath isn’t necessarily enough evidence. A knowledgeable Oxford DUI attorney would know this and move the court for a dismissal if the facts are present in a particular case.

The third item a good Oxford DUI attorney should examine in a drinking and driving case is whether state law enforcement or Miami University campus police complied with Oxford DUI regulations regarding the administration of field sobriety testing? There are three standardized field sobriety tests that are widely accepted in Oxford DUI cases and other Ohio courts: (1) Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus; (2) One Leg Stand; and (3) Walk and Turn.  Pursuant to Oxford DUI regulations, there are specific procedures an officer must follow when instructing a suspected DUI driver how to perform these tests. Similarly, there are procedures an officer must follow when he demonstrates the tests and evaluates the driver’s performance. If the state police or campus officers don’t substantially comply with the rules, the driver’s performance on the tests can not be used against him at trial. A good Oxford DUI attorney will recognize an officer’s errors and use them to request a dismissal or try to get the Oxford DUI reduced to a minor traffic violation.

The fourth item a good Oxford DUI attorney should evaluate in a drinking and driving case with a breath test is whether the state officer or Miami campus policeman substantially complied with all Oxford DUI regulations associated with a DUI breath test. The rules for using breath testing machines in Oxford DUI cases are lengthy and complex and include the following: (a) the breath test must be given to an Oxford DUI driver within three hours of the offense; (b) the sample must be analyzed according to the methods approved by the Ohio Department of Health; (c) The officer who administered the breath test must have a current operator permit for the Oxford DUI breath testing machine; (d)  the machine itself must be tested on a regular basis to verify it is working properly; and (e) records from the machine must be kept in accordance with current Oxford DUI regulations. In summary, it’s a lot. An experienced and knowledgeable Oxford DUI attorneyknows where to look for violations. If he finds one, it could mean the dismissal or reduction of an Oxford DUI case.

The fifth area of law an Oxford DUI attorney should examine in a drinking and driving case is whether state law enforcement or Miami University campus police in the case provided the DUI suspect with a full reading of his Miranda warnings. Most everyone has heard of Miranda warnings simply because they are repeated in virtually every movie and television show anytime a suspect is arrested. “You have the right to remain silent, you have the right to an attorney, anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law,” etc. Did you know that if you confess to a crime, such as an Oxford DUI, the police officer cannot use the confession against you at trial unless he provided you with the Miranda warnings before obtaining the confession? A DUI defendant’s confession would simply be inadmissible in that situation. A good Oxford DUI attorney should know to look for this and try to keep any admission of intoxication out of the case.

These are but a brief example of the issues a well qualified Oxford DUI attorney should evaluate when analyzing an Oxford Ohio DUI case. The tip of the iceberg if you will. For a much more detailed list, please review the pages on my site dedicated to DUI defense strategies. (link)

Oxford Ohio DUI Penalties and Consequences

Now that you know some of the defense techniques used by the best Oxford Ohio DUI attorneys, you should also know the penalties for an Oxford DUI.  In Oxford Ohio, and on Miami University’s campus, DUI is considered a serious charge that can carry significant penalties. For example, a first time offender or Miami University student charged with an Oxford DUI faces mandatory jail time anywhere from three days to six months, a fine ranging from $375 to $1075, a driver license suspension from six months up to three years and treatment for drug/alcohol use. In addition, Oxford DUI courts can prohibit a DUI defendant from driving without first installing yellow DUI license plates on their vehicle. Again, these are the potential penalties for Oxford DUI cases when the Ohio citizen or Miami University student has a clean driving record. For citizens or college students who have previously been convicted of drinking and driving, the consequences are much more severe. For example, a felony DUI in Oxford Ohio can mean imprisonment up to five years, financial penalties over $10,000 and a lifetime driver license suspension.  In addition to the foregoing, Miami University students who are convicted of an Oxford DUI may face additional discipline from the University. Please click here to review the University’s disciplinary process for Miami University students who get DUIs.

Does all that scare you a bit? I would imagine it does, however, you should understand that the penalties discussed above only apply to Ohio drivers and Miami students who are convicted of an Oxford DUI charge. An experienced Oxford DUI attorney may be able to prevent that from happening altogether. It’s not a rare occurrence for a top Oxford DUI attorney to get a DUI charge dismissed or reduced to a minor offense like reckless operation or physical control. It’s all dependent on the facts of a particular case. If you are facing an Oxford DUI charge in Butler County or the surrounding areas, it would be wise to contact an experienced Oxford DUI attorney to see what he can do. He may be able to get the case dismissed, reduced or mitigate any sentence if a DUI conviction is inevitable.

Client Reviews for Oxford DUI Attorney, Jeremiah Denslow

Five out of five stars for Jeremiah Denslow, Oxford DUI attorney (Google): Jeremiah is the go to DUI defense attorney anywhere near Dayton, Cincinnati, or Columbus. If you want results, he’s the guy you should call first.

Five out of five stars for Jeremiah Denslow, Oxford DUI attorney (Google): Jeremiah is experienced, smart and a top attorney in the courtroom. A couple of my college buddies hired him for DUIs and other alcohol-related charges. He got most of the charges dismissed

Five out of five stars for Jeremiah Denslow, Oxford DUI attorney (Google): A legal problem was a new situation for our family. We floundered around because our son was innocent; we thought the situation would resolve itself and that only made things worse. I did some internet research and found Jeremiah Denslow. After a few interactions, we hired Jeremiah Denslow, that was when things began to turn around for our son. Everyone we have dealt with at this firm has been professional, knowledgeable, respectful, and kind. Jeremiah went beyond our expectations; he not only took care of our son’s legal defense, he also helped keep us calm when we thought this would never end. I know that Jeremiah was only doing his job, but I truly believe that he is a big part of the reason things ended so well for my son.

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Peer Reviews for Oxford DUI attorney, Jeremiah Denslow

From an Arizona lawyer for Jeremiah Denslow, Oxford DUI attorney (Avvo):  Jeremiah is a top notch lawyer in this field and one of the best lawyers in the state. I endorse this lawyer.

From an Ohio DUI lawyer for Jeremiah Denslow, Oxford DUI attorney (Avvo): As past president of the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (OACDL), I strongly recommend Jeremiah as a highly qualified attorney in criminal and DUI defense. He has solid credentials, a wealth of experience and he always fights for his clients. He has a 10.0 AVVO rating and is a 2013 Super Lawyer Rising Star. Jeremiah is a tremendous advocate and I give him my strongest endorsement in the field of criminal defense.

From an Ohio lawyer for Jeremiah Denslow, Oxford DUI attorney (Avvo): I endorse this lawyer. He was One of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers Association, One of the Top DUI Attorneys in the State of Ohio by the National Advocacy for DUI Defense and in the Top 40 Under 40 Criminal Defense Lawyers in the State of Ohio by the American Society for Legal Advocates.

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Butler County DUI Courts

There are many courts in Oxford Ohio and the surrounding areas of Ohio that handle DUI cases. Most Butler County DUI cases will be processed in courthouses located in Oxford West Chester, Hamilton, Fairfield, Oxford or Middletown. All Oxford DUI cases will be handled in Butler County Area I Court, located at 118 West High Street in Oxford Ohio.

Here is a list of Butler County DUI courts that handle DUI cases:

DUI courts in Butler County Ohio

Butler County Area I Court in Oxford, Ohio (Misdemeanor DUI)

http://www.bcareacourts.org/

Butler County Area II Court in Hamilton, Ohio (Misdemeanor DUI)

http://www.bcareacourts.org/

Butler County Area III Court in West Chester, Ohio (Misdemeanor DUI)

http://www.bcareacourts.org/

Butler County Common Pleas Court in Hamilton, Ohio (Felony DUI)

http://www.bccommonpleas.org/

Fairfield Municipal Court in Fairfield, Ohio (Misdemeanor DUI)

http://www.fairfield-city.org/MunicipalCourt/index.cfm

Hamilton Municipal Court in Hamilton, Ohio (Misdemeanor DUI)

http://civil.hamiltonmunicipalcourt.org/about.html

Middletown Municipal Court in Middletown, Ohio (Misdemeanor DUI)

http://www.cityofmiddletown.org/court/

Jeremiah Denslow is an Oxford DUI Attorney Who Can Help

A good Oxford DUI attorney can tell you that there are very few, if any, perfect DUI arrests.  Most Oxford Ohio DUI investigations include a number of witnesses, including police officers and the personnel who collect, store and test chemical samples.  Top Oxford DUI attorneys know through experience that these witnesses are human and they make mistakes. Further, many of the Oxford DUI cases utilize a breath testing device or other testing equipment that is not always maintained according to current Oxford DUI regulations.

There are over 1 million laws in the United States. Jeremiah Denslow is an Oxford DUI attorney who focuses his practice to ONE. Because of his vast experience and extremely concentrated focus, he knows the Oxford DUI laws better than most attorneys in southwest Ohio. Jeremiah is a passionate Oxford DUI attorney and he gets results, however, he only accepts a limited number of clients. If you’re serious about your case and want a top Oxford DUI attorney on your team, call him at 513-268-4000 or 1-844-DUI-DUDE.