Archives for: August 29th, 2012

How long does it take to get your license back after a DUI?

Written by admin on August 20, 2012

One of the first questions our clients ask us is centered around how long they will lose their license for.  The ability to drive is one of the most basic necessities that we need in order to be able to conduct business, go to work, take care of our family,…Read More

Will the judge reduce my DUI charges to a reckless operation?

Written by admin on August 5, 2012

I have found that many people believe that if they go into court, enter a plea of no-contest, and throw themselves on the mercy of the court that the judge can reduce the charges from DUI to reckless operation if they can just persuade the judge that they will lose…Read More

Is jail mandatory on a first offense?

Written by admin on July 19, 2012

The short answer, and correct answer, is: yes.  Jail is mandatory on all DUI/OVI offenses in the State of Ohio.  There are situations where you can replace jail with an alternative drug and alcohol treatment program – such as a three day class.  However, many people make the mistake of…Read More

How an experienced DUI Attorney can make a difference.

Written by admin on June 29, 2012

As former prosecutors we can tell you that an experienced DUI defense attorney can make a significant impact on the outcome of your case.  Many people either mistakenly believe that there is nothing that can be done and that they might just as well plea no contest, and other people…Read More

First Appearance!

Written by admin on June 8, 2012

You first appearance in a DUI case is called the arraignment. This is where you will enter a plea of guilty, no contest, or not guilty. The rules also require that you or your DUI lawyer make any objections that are appropriate. Lastly your DUI lawyer can ask that certain…Read More

How Serious Is A DUI In Ohio?

Written by admin on May 18, 2012

A DUI is more serious than if you were charged with felony cocaine possession in some counties.  For example, most defendants go to a special Drug Court in some counties in Ohio or enter a felony diversion program.

People attending Drug Court are eligible for straight probation and treatment.  The felony…Read More

Driving Privielges, Part II.

Written by admin on May 11, 2012

The law in Ohio provides for limited driving privileges when you are under a suspension for a DUI.  You are eligible for privileges after any statutory “hard” suspension time has run.Once eligible, you can get privileges for the following reasons:  Occupational, Educational, Medical, and Vocational.

Part 2 of this blog series…Read More

Can I Get Driving Privileges To Look For A Job?

Written by admin on May 4, 2012

The law in Ohio provides for limited driving privileges when you are under a suspension for a DUI.  You are eligible for privileges after any hard suspension time.Once elligible, you can get privileges for the following reasons:  Occupational, Educational, Medical, and Vocational.

Privileges are given at the discretion of the Judge…Read More