St. Patrick’s Day 2013 is the time of the year that has several checkpoints in virtually every city that we represent clients in. This includes Akron and the cities and courts that surround the city.
First, you need to know that just because you were stopped and arrested at a DUI checkpoint that you still have rights and you still have options. You need to decide what you should do in the way to best protect yourself.
Second, you need to understand exactly what you are facing and what the possible penalties are. Most people do not understand how serious a DUI conviction can be, even on a first offense DUI.
A first offense DUI, even if it is the fist time you have been convicted, carries with it a mandatory jail sentence. That is right a mandatory jail sentence.
On top of that you could lose your license for anywhere from six months to three full years. The police officer probably told you that if you failed the test that it would be a 90 day suspension, and if you refused a one year suspension.
If you are looking for help on your case give us a call at (330) 752-6706 and ask to speak to me, Joseph Patituce. I am a Akron DUI Lawyer who, if I agree to take your case on, promise to treat you and your case with the respect and dignity that you deserve.