Akron DUI Defense Attorney
DUI, OVI, DWI, OMVI – In Akron….they all mean the same thing. If you have had a DUI arrest in Akron, you will need an experienced legal professional to guide you through the number of legal issues you are facing.
DUI Penalties in Akron
Your driver’s license can be suspended for up to three years, you can be fined up to $1,075 and spend a minimum of three days in jail or a residential driver’s program after your first DUI arrest in Akron, Ohio.
If you are convicted of DUI, you will have a criminal record, may not be able to travel outside the U.S….and you may even lose your job.
Convictions for DUI come with unavoidable penalties. Some of the most severe are for those who have been convicted of DUI in the past 6 years. In looking for prior DUI convictions, prosecutors can sometimes go back 20 years.
Tests such as breath, blood and urine done after an arrest can influence a DUI conviction depending on whether the results were over the legal limit.
If you would like more specific information about each DUI test and what types of defenses we use in court, please review the information found on our DUI Defense Page.
For a majority of our clients, being able to drive again – as soon as possible – is very important. In Ohio, when you are charged with DUI after testing over the limit, or refuse to be tested, your drivers license is immediately suspended. This kind of license suspension is called ALS or Administrative License Suspension.
Here is a summary of how we deal with driving privileges. We recommend that the court:
1. Dismiss the suspension.
2. Stay the suspension.
3. Allow driving privileges on a temporary, limited basis for school, work, family or medical needs.
All cases are different and the details of the DUI arrest will determine how the court will rule.
You could regain your driving privileges in as few as 15 days if this is your first arrest for DUI. However, if you have prior DUI arrests or refused to test, it can be harder to get your driving privileges back. What can help is an excellent attorney.
For more details on this subject, go to our Akron, Ohio Administrative License Suspension page.
And if you need help from experienced Akron DUI Attorneys, give us a call at 330-860-4347 for a Free, no obligation consultation. We’re available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.