I Am Charged With a DUI in Ohio, Do I Need a Lawyer?
In my 7+ years in the courtroom, I have heard this question asked more than anything else. To be candid – the answer is not always yes. However, if you have been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, there are some potentially life altering consequences. I do not write this to scare you, but it is critical to your determination to seek counsel that you understand what consequences you are facing. Potential consequences of conviction of a DUI in Ohio include license suspension, large fines, potential employment implications, CDL implications and even incarceration.
Here’s Where a Good Attorney Comes In.
Did you know that intoxication results are not always correct? Did you know that an officer’s perception of intoxication can often be successfully placed in doubt?
This is entirely fact specific, but depending on which kind of test was used, you may be able to successfully challenge the test results. Experienced attorneys get the maintenance records for the equipment used in the testing and know police standards and practices with respect to DUI/OVI arrests.
Finally, you need to be prepared, too. No defense is ready unless you are taught how to present yourself on the witness stand. In the final analysis, what a jury wants to know most is who they can trust. With my years in the Judicial system, I know how to help you navigate the legal waters.