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Can I get jail time even though it is a first offense DUI?

I find that most of my clients are absolutely shocked to find that they are facing mandatory jail time on  first offense DUI/OVI.  There are a lot of reasons for this.  The first is almost everyone who has a clean record assumes that they will get a free pass based on their record – that the judge will not want to send them to jail on a first offense.  Unfortunately, and as a former prosecutor I can attest to this, the judges do not have the power to change what the law is.  If you are facing a mandatory jail sentence the judge has no choice but to confine you to at least the minimum – and they can give you more than that.  This is why it is important to hire an experienced Akron DUI Attorney to defend you from penalties such as mandatory jail time.

How doe we help you avoid this?  Well we fight for all of our clients.  We want clients that are serious about defending themselves – whether it is from the mandatory jail time on all DUIs to the mandatory loss of a driver’s license.  On a first offense you can lose your license for a minimum of six months up to a maximum of three whole years.  There is also the possibility, depending on your breath test, that you could be required to have the special “party plates” placed on your car.  These are all reasons why our clients fight.

If you are serious about defending yourself call us at (330) 752-6706.  The call is free, and completely confidential.  Ask to speak to me, Joe Patituce, an Akron DUI Attorney who fights for his clients all over the state.

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