I spend most of my days, Monday through Friday, sitting in courtrooms across two different states. One thing that always shocks me is that there are a large number of people who walk into court without having hired an attorney.
I always tell people who ask whether or not they should hire an attorney for a DUI that not hiring an attorney is the same as performing major surgery on yourself – a bad idea.
Think about it this way; on a first offense there are mandatory penalties: jail, registered plates, interlock devices, and you will lose your license for a period somewhere between six months and three years.
Most people do not realize how much trouble they are in, because most people have never been arrested before and put through the legal system. A DUI has certain mandatory minimums and other requirements that that police do not tell you about when they are trying to trick you into taking a breath test. For instance the police tell you that if you take and fail the test you only lose your license for 90 days, or a year if you refuse.
What the police do not tell you is that if you get convicted you must lose your license for a period between six months and three years, on a first offense.
If you would like to learn more give us a call at (330) 752-6706. Ask to speak to me, Joseph Patituce, I am an Akron DUI Lawyer who if I agree to take your case on promise that my staff and I will treat you with the respect and dignity that you deserve.