A DUI, DWI, and OVI conviction can change your life.
In Ohio, these charges lead to a mandatory license suspension, jail time, a fine, and a permanent spot on your record. These charges can also lead to other consequences, such as higher insurance rates, potential negative effects on employment, and the public embarrassment that comes with being charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated.
If you’re facing drunk driving charges, it’s crucial that you find an experienced defense lawyer to protect your rights. At Taubman Law, we can help you fight these charges and potentially avoid the following:
- Suspension of license
- Jail time
- Driving restrictions, like ignition interlock
- Permanent drunk driving convictions on your record
Don’t fight your drunk driving conviction alone. Contact us today for a free consultation of your case.
You have just been arrested and charged with DUI or OVI. These are serious charges that will affect the rest of your life, increase your insurance premiums and quite possibly cost you your job.
You need effective representation to beat these charges or, at a minimum, have them reduced. A guilty plea to a DUI/OVI is never expungeable, and it prevents any future charges which one might experience over the years from being expunged. Without occupational driving privileges your job could be in jeopardy. You could even face a mandatory prison term.
Your legal defense begins at the initial traffic stop. Did the police officer have probable cause to pull you over? Probable cause is a reasonable belief that a person has committed a crime. The test that courts employ to determine whether probable cause existed for purposes of arrest is whether facts and circumstances within the officer’s knowledge are sufficient to warrant a prudent person to believe a suspect has committed, is committing, or is about to commit a crime.
If it is determined that your initial stop was based on probable cause, we then determine if a field sobriety test was administered, and if it was done properly. If you failed a breath test, we look through the records of the machine and the officer to see if every step and procedure was followed correctly. This is only a few of the legal procedures that will be done in order to adequately represent you.
Without retaining a DUI attorney, the average citizen is unlikely to understand or appreciate Ohio’s DUI laws, or the impact a conviction may have on their driving record, insurance and employment. In addition, you won’t get the same benefits and treatment at court that another defendant represented by an attorney would receive. Why take the chance? Let us help you in your time of need.