DUI & DWI Defense
DUI/DWI Defense Attorney Cleveland, OH
Cuyahoga County Traffic Lawyer
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. My firm serves individuals in Cuyahoga, Lake, Medina and Summit area 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. My 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 be serve their three days by attending a driver's intervention program. If you test at high level of alcohol and are convicted, you must spend three days in jail and attend the driver's intervention program. The next biggest concern of most people charged with DUI is "when can I drive again?" The length of your suspension depends on the charges against you and your DUI history. In some cases, you can obtain limited driving privileges for work, school and/or medical issues. If you refuse the breath test, your license will be administratively suspended for one year.
Aggressive and diligent representation requires the personal inspect of all the evidence in the case, including but not limited to the police report, the videotape and the Breathalyzer/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, I'll engage in plea negotiations on your behalf. If possible and if in your best interest, I'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.
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 they have 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 that can fight for you. We'll meet with you and provide you with realistic expectations of 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 Philip Eichorn Co., LPA in Cleveland today. You have rights and I know how to defend them, but you must act quickly to ensure your protection.
Skilled, Experienced, Aggressive
Speeding, assured clear distance, running a red light or a stop sign can lead to a moving violation and points on your license. Points from moving violations increase insurance rates. Too many moving violations can result in a license suspension as can failure to maintain proper insurance. 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 Cuyahoga County, then contact the law office of Philip Eichorn Co., LPA in Cleveland today. Your interests need protecting and I want to help.
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