One of the biggest issues facing our clients is the potentially devastating loss of the ability to drive. On a first offense DUI, in Ohio, you will lose your license for a minimum six months up to a maximum of three years upon conviction – this means that it is important to hire an experienced DUI attorney.
There are also two types of suspensions that are involved in a standard DUI/OVI case. The first suspension is the suspension that you received at the time of your arrest, or the ALS. The second suspension is the suspension that you receive at the time of your conviction (hopefully you hired an experienced DUI attorney that could help you avoid that).
Every day I see people who are unrepresented, or represented by an attorney that does not practice DUI defense, walk into court and beg for mercy. Most of these people are good, honest, people who all have good jobs.
It is important that both the ALS and the court suspension are properly managed. Ohio law requires that you obtain credit for the time you have spent on your suspension, but this is often overlooked by people who do not know what to look for.
In Ohio the law is clear, the court must suspend your driver’s license for a minimum of 6 months up to 3 years on a first offense. The court has no choice, and this is why you need to hire someone who knows exactly what they are doing.
Then people ask “What’s the difference, why hire an attorney… I blew over!” The vast majority of our clients are people who failed a breath test and many of them reach a result other than a license suspension. Each case is difference, and you need someone who can take a look at the evidence and challenge it.
Call (330) 752-6706 and ask to speak to me, Joseph Patituce, a DUI Attorney in Akron. The call is completely confidential and without any obligation. If I agree to take your matter on I promise that my team and I will treat you with the respect and professionalism that you deserve.