We Fight OVI/DUI Charges
Being charged with a crime is a disorienting, even frightening experience. In the case of an OVI/DUI, even if you are acquitted, the temporary penalties imposed by the BMV before the conclusion of the trial can be significant.
The mission of The Stuckey Firm, LLC, is to ensure that all of your rights are respected, regardless of the circumstances. Our Springfield and Columbus-based attorneys will fight every action of the state and focus our resources on securing your freedom. You are not the only one who must adhere to the law – the police and courts must do the same. We have years of experience navigating OVI/DUI charges in Ohio and West Virginia and will bring our knowledge to bear on your behalf.
What Are The Penalties For OVI/DUI?
Often referred to as simply drunk driving or DUI in other states, receiving an OVI conviction in Ohio has severe penalties. If you have prior OVI convictions, the penalties increase in severity and duration. They can include:
- Mandatory jail time
- Heavy fines
- Temporary or permanent loss of your driver’s license
- Special license plates
- Court-ordered chemical dependency treatment
- Ignition interlock devices that administer Breathalyzer tests before you can start your car
- Impoundment and/or forfeiture of your motor vehicle
By mounting an aggressive OVI/DUI defense, you may be able to reduce or even eliminate some of these penalties. However, doing so requires thorough preparation and an experienced attorney. In Ohio, an OVI conviction can never be expunged from your record.
What Happens After I Have Been Charged?
If you have been charged with operating a vehicle under the influence, you should hire an attorney IMMEDIATELY. When dealing with OVI cases, it is imperative that you are represented by an attorney with the knowledge and experience necessary to properly evaluate all phases of your case, including the stop of your vehicle, your interaction with law enforcement, any and all sobriety tests administered, as well as your arrest.
In most cases, your license has been suspended as a result of your arrest. Being unable to drive to work causes many people to lose their jobs, an outcome that we will strive to avoid if at all possible. With fast action on our part, you may be eligible to defer the suspension or receive a restricted license instead. In addition to addressing any driver’s license suspension, The Stuckey Firm, LLC, will obtain all of the evidence necessary to competently evaluate your case.
At The Stuckey Firm, LLC, our mission is to carefully and completely address all evidence presented in the case, as some of it may have been unlawfully obtained or mishandled and therefore inadmissible. Our legal team is also well-versed in all proper procedures and protocols, so we will be able to identify anything improper in how law enforcement behaved.
Begin Your OVI/DUI Defense Today
A successful defense begins with swift action on your part. Contact us as soon as possible so that our lawyer can start the preparations and save you from needless penalties. You can reach us by email or by phone at our Springfield or Columbus office: 937-471-3837.