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How to Get a Traffic Ticket Dismissed in Ohio

There is no surefire way to get a traffic ticket dismissed in Ohio. However, working closely with a Ohio traffic ticket lawyer to take the following steps can increase your chances for keeping a traffic conviction off your driving record as well as not having to pay fines and fees.

Contest the Traffic Ticket and Request a Court Date

  • 2017-02-06
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How Do Ohio DUI Penalties Compare to Other States’?

Every state penalizes driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs harshly. Ranking states from lenient to draconian really doesn’t make sense, but it can help to know what you might face if you get convicted of DUI in different localities.

The drunk driving defense attorney with the Maher Law Firm detail Columbus Ohio DUI penalties here. The following chart contrasts a subset of what an intoxicated or stoned driver could expect in neighboring states if he or she has never been convicted of drunk or drugged driving.

Typical First-Time DUI Penalties in States That Border Ohio

  • 2017-01-05
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How Long Will I Spend in Jail as a DUI Offender?

One of the primary reasons to hire a Columbus drunk driving attorney is to get help with staying out of a county jail cell.

The following table summarizes the types of jail sentences Ohio courts can impose for operating a vehicle while intoxicated (OVI). Note that avoiding incarceration altogether is pretty much impossible for what judges call a “high test” conviction, even when the defendant has no previous history of driving under the influence.

  • 2017-01-24
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What to Expect if You Get a Second DUI

In Ohio, incarceration and use of an ignition interlock device once limited driving privileges are reinstated become mandatory with a second conviction for driving under the influence of alcohol within a six-year period. So do display of specially designed offender plates and a 90-day “immobilization” (i.e., booting or impoundment) of one’s personal vehicle after s second operating a vehicle while intoxicated (OVI) conviction.

The Franklin County drunk driving attorney with The Maher Law Firm present a full rundown of the penalties Ohio imposes for multiple DUIs on this webpage. Five things worth noting about a second OVI/DUI case are:

  • 2016-12-31
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How a DUI Attorney Can Get Your Charges Dismissed

As a DUI attorney practicing in Central Ohio, I use three main strategies to convince prosecutors and judges to dismiss a charge for the offense that state statutes call operating a vehicle while intoxicated (OVI):

  • Challenging the way field sobriety tests were conducted and interpreted
  • Challenging how breath, blood, and urine samples were collected and analyzed
  • Negotiating a plea to a less-serious charge that carries a less-severe sentence

  • 2017-01-17
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Ohio Criminal Offense Penalties

The surest way to learn what penalties you may face when charged with a crime is to consult with a Columbus criminal defense attorney. Your lawyer will use their knowledge of state statutes, local ordinances, and experiences with helping defendants in similar circumstances to give you a clear picture of what a conviction or plea deal could mean.

  • 2016-12-27
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