Don’t Lose Your License
In Ohio, even first-time offenders of driving while impaired (known as OVI or DUI) face harsh penalties. Your license will be suspended. You will face up to $1,000 in court fees and six months in jail. For repeat offenders, the punishments are more severe still.
Yet the authorities are often overzealous in their pursuit of OVI/DUI matters. In many cases, they make procedural errors that an experienced attorney will know how to challenge. Indeed, finding the right lawyer can be the difference between enduring punishment and getting relief.
What We Do
The lawyers at Arenstein & Gallagher have earned a reputation for successfully defending clients against OVI/DUI charges. Drawing on more than 60 years of combined experience, we thoroughly understand the law – and know how to challenge law enforcement officers effectively.
We will investigate every aspect of the allegations against you, from the initial stop through the field sobriety tests and the relevant court filings. If a mistake has been made at any juncture, we will find it and leverage it to your advantage. We understand the stakes involved and work hard to protect our clients’ rights.
What If I’m A Minor?
The laws regarding impaired driving are somewhat different for minors than they are for adults. As with many juvenile crimes, the penalties tend to be slightly more lenient – the maximum fines and prison terms are somewhat shorter, and minors receive fewer points against their driver’s license.
However, the law is less tolerant of minor drinking. Individuals under the age of 18 face arrest if their blood alcohol level is higher than .02, whereas for adults the threshold is .08.
Helping You Keep Your Driving Privileges
We offer free initial consultations, so that we can assess your case before you are obliged to retain us.