Skilled OVI Defense
Drunk driving is a serious charge in Ohio that can lead to jail time, heavy fines, license revocation or suspension, and loss of current or future employment. Our firm serves individuals throughout Cuyahoga County, including but not limitd to Rocky Rocky River Municipal Court and Parma Municipal Court, who have been arrested or are facing charges for operating a vehicle under the influence (OVI). We are passionate about making sure your rights are protected and that you receive a fair trial. Our firm is able to provide cost-effective representation and will do everything we can to achieve great results on your behalf.
If convicted under the Ohio Revised Code, even a first-time offender is subject to three days in jail. Sometimes, instead of the jail time, offenders can serve their three days by attending a driver's intervention program (DIP). If you test at high tier (more than .17 BAC) and are convicted, you must spend three days in jail and attend the driver's intervention program (DIP) or six days in jail.
The next biggest concern of most people charged with DUI or OVI is "When can I drive again?" There is an administrative license suspension (ALS) which must be served. It is for 15 days. You can appeal that suspension or petition the court for driving privileges after the fifteen days has elapsed. You can obtain limited driving privileges for your job, school and/or medical issues. If you refuse the breath test, the penalty is that your license will be administratively suspended for one year.
Realistic, Knowledgeable, Dedicated
Aggressive and diligent representation requires the personal inspection of all the evidence in the case, including but not limited to the police report, the videotape of the traffic stop, the video tape of the booking and the Breathalyzer/Intoxilyzer breath test. It is critical to review all of this evidence as some of it can be excluded from the court proceeding. Additionally, all possible defenses for your case must be analyzed. Finally, we'll engage in plea negotiations on your behalf. If possible and if in your best interest, we'll obtain a reduction in the charges against you. If you have been arrested for drunk driving, hiring an experienced misdemeanor DUI/OVI defense attorney can have a significant impact on the outcome of your case.
Felony DUI & OVI
Are you facing a felony DUI/OVI? The state of Ohio does not treat DUI/OVI cases lightly. A person is charged with felony DUI/OVI if he or she has been arrested for a fourth OVI within a six-year period, or a sixth DUI within a 20-year period. Felony charges include the possibility of prison (rather than jail) time. Due to recent changes in the felony drunk driving laws in Ohio, some offenders face mandatory prison terms. There is a mandatory minimum of 60 days in jail. It is important to understand that prior convictions can be attacked and therefore lower the charge by law!
If you find yourself in this difficult position, it is important you contact a criminal defense attorney who can fight for you. We'll meet with you and provide you with realistic expectations of what could and what probably will happen in your case. Together, we'll identify your goals and map a strategy that is in your best interest. Please contact the law office of Hammond Law Group, LLC, in Cleveland today. You have rights and we know how to defend them, but you must act quickly to ensure your protection.
Skilled, Experienced, Aggressive Representation for Traffic Citations
Speeding, assured clear distance, running a red light or a stop sign can lead to a moving violation, fines, court costs, possible suspension and points on your license. Points from moving violations increase insurance rates and accumulate to a twelve point suspension. We'll engage in a full review of the case against you, including the traffic citation, the underlying circumstances and your traffic history. We'll identify your goals and attempt to obtain a reasonable outcome for you. If you want to be represented by an experienced traffic lawyer in Rocky River, Westlake, North Olmsted, Fairview Park and Parma Municipal Court and throughout Cuyahoga County including Cleveland Municipal Court, then contact the law office of Hammond Law Group, LLC, in Cleveland today. Your interests need protecting and we want to help.