This blog is authored by Robert Healey, a Lawyer that limits his practice to DUI & OVI defense in southwest Ohio. He is an associate at Suhre & Associates, LLC, and currently manages the DUI Office in Dayton, Ohio, where he attended law school.
The best way to find legal defenses for a DUI or OVI charge in Dayton, Ohio, is to start looking for a lawyer that knows the law. A lawyer in Ohio that limits his practice to a large extent to DUI defense will be able to tell you the penalties as they relate to your ticket.
This can vary greatly based on the number of prior offenses. It will also depend on whether you took a test or refused.
There are also aggravating factors like a high-tier amount of alcohol in your body, an auto accident, fighting or being disrespectful to the police, prior offenses, etc. It will take a lawyer that is familiar with the Court you have to appear in to tell you how these factors will affect your case.
This has less to do with the law and more to do with the way the Judge, Prosecutor, and Police will react in Court to the facts of your case. The best way to prevent placing yourself in a bad situation is to hire a lawyer that is knowledgeable of the law, passionate about his work, and experienced with the Judge, Prosecutor, and Officer that you will need to deal with.
This will ensure that you will get the best result possible from your charge. It would be bad to say the wrong thing in court on the record and wind up with a conviction and more than a minimum sentence. A worst thing is to get convicted when it might have been avoided altogether!
And remember, if you or a family member has been arrested for DUI or OVI in the Dayton Area – including: Montgomery, Greene, Miami, Darke, Clark, Champaign, Hamilton, Butler, Warren, or Clermont Counties – call me, Robert Healey, at Suhre & Associates LLC, or one of my qualified associates at 937-531-0435. We are available 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. Because now is the perfect time to put a team that includes a FORMER POLICE OFFICER and a FORMER PROSECUTOR to work…for you!