If not properly handled, a DUI case can have extreme consequences. Mandatory jail terms, loss of employment, high fines, driver’s license suspensions, loss of your vehicle, license reinstatement fees, insurance hikes or inability to get car insurance, points on your license, probation, court costs, and a permanent conviction for drunk driving are all definite possibilities. This is why it is more important now than ever to hire an experienced local attorney to fight your case. Call The Maher Law Firm now at 614-205-2208 for your free consultation with a Columbus DUI lawyer.
Fighting a DUI / OVI in Ohio is complex to say the least. We look into every detail of the investigation in order to find anything that may help to show your innocence. Lack of bad driving, improper testing procedures, and improper completion of paperwork will all help. The Maher Law Firm is a Columbus based firm run by Attorney Colin Maher who has successfully defended thousands of cases in both Ohio and Colorado. He is a certified field sobriety test practitioner so he knows exactly how tests are supposed to be administered and when they are done incorrectly. He is also a member of the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Ohio State Bar Association, and the Columbus Bar Association. He knows all about the Ohio Department of Health’s regulations on alcohol and drug testing. He will demand that the court not allow your sample into evidence if it was obtained, tested, or handled incorrectly. Call The Maher Law Firm now at 614-205-2208 to begin talking about your case. The initial legal consultation is free and there is no obligation.
Being arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) is a very serious charge. For most people, they have never seen the inside of a police car until now. If that describes you, you are probably terrified about the possible outcomes. In order to ease your tension, you should contact an experienced defense attorney that understands Ohio’s DUI laws. Attorney Colin Maher will fight to keep your license and help you avoid jail time. Drinking and driving charges are time sensitive and certain deadlines must be met. Make certain you contact an attorney prior to your first appearance to avoid missing any procedural issues. Attorney Colin Maher will fight your charges throughout the entire DUI process.
If you are arrested as a first-time offender and are convicted of driving under the influence, you could lose your license for six months and potentially as long as three years. You may be required to spend at least three days and up to six months in jail. Your fines could be as high as $1075 plus court costs. With each DUI that you are arrested for, your potential fines, jail time, and license suspension penalties can increase. Multiple DUI offenders could lose their license for life. The state of Ohio is an implied consent state, which means that if you refuse to take a chemical test including a breath, urine, or blood test, you can automatically lose your license for one year on your first offense whether you were drinking or not. If you would like more specifics on the penalties you may face, see our list of Ohio DUI penalties.
There are various ways to defend against a DUI charge. In some cases, individuals can work with an attorney for a dismissal or a plea to a lesser charge like physical control or reckless operation. In other cases, we will fight the charges all the way through trial. The penalties you face will vary depending on the particular circumstances of your case and your prior record for related offenses. Each case is as unique as the individuals involved. Contact us to have your questions answered by a Columbus DUI lawyer.
We are currently accepting DUI/OVI clients in Central Ohio and the surrounding counties. Whether your case is filed in mayor’s court, municipal court, or common pleas, we can help. Contact The Maher Law Firm today at (614) 205-2208 to speak with an experienced DUI lawyer in Columbus Ohio.