A DUI is the same thing as an OVI, DWI, OMVI – in Akron Ohio. If you have been arrested for drunk driving, you need a legal professional to protect you from the penalties associated with a DUI.
DUI Penalties in Akron, Ohio
DUI Penalties in Akron are based on a number of different factors – is this your first, second, third, or fourth offense? Did you take a breath/blood/urine test? Did you refuse? Most people are not aware of the fact that there are two different “legal limits”… the first everyone knows is 0.08, the second is 0.17. If your result is over 0.17 you face even steeper penalties.
On a first offense your license can be suspended up to three years, you can receive a fine of $1,075.00. If your breath test is under 0.17 you face a minimum of three days in jail, but if you refuse the test or your test is over 0.17 you face a minimum of six days in jail and being required to equip the special plates and interlock device.
Common Mistakes That People Make After A DUI Arrest In Akron
Every day I see people walk into court at their first appearance and make a huge mistake. That mistake is entering a plea of guilty or no-contest because they have one or two, and possibly both, mistaken beliefs. People enter pleas to what they are charged with because they do not believe they can beat the breath test, or the field sobriety tests.
The second mistake that people make is either believing that they cannot afford an attorney. Our rates are flat, and fixed, we charge everyone the same because we know what it takes to defend these cases and we can in some cases allow people to enter into payment plans with us. Call to ask us about them.
A Properly Trained, Skilled, DUI Defense Attorney In Akron Can Make All The Difference In Your Case
I stated above that every day I see people making the mistake of not hiring an attorney and fighting their charges. This is a huge mistake because once a DUI is on your record it is on your record forever as a criminal offense – it cannot be expunged. This means that future employers, and maybe even current employers will find out about it.
We fight for our clients. We use our experience as former prosecutors to get people back in their vehicle, driving, as soon as possible. We fight to keep our clients out of jail, and away from a DUI conviction. We do this by fighting the evidence and knowing that a DUI case is not a “slam dunk” for the prosecutor.
We Do Not Have A Cookie-Cutter Approach To DUI Defense
I understand that every client is different, having different needs that are completely unique to their case. Also, every client’s case is different from the next – no set of facts are ever identical. This means that while we use our experience, training, and skill to defend you – we defend you in a way that is unique to your case, customized to bring you the best results. The bottom-line is this – we tailor our representation to suit your needs.
If you want to learn more about how to obtain driving privileges in Akron go to our driving privileges page.
Even if we can’t take on your case, you need to speak with one of our Akron DUI Attorneys. Call (330) 752-6706 for a free, no-pressure free, no obligation consultation. We are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.