Even for your first DUI/OVI conviction in Ohio, you could face up to 6 months in jail and up to $1,000 in fines along with a lengthy suspension of your driver’s license. Your penalties can be worsened if certain factors were present in your specific case, upgrading your charges to aggravated DUI. When you face increased punishments, you need a tenacious Cleveland criminal defense attorney who can push back against the prosecution‘s accusations and protect your freedom.
Henderson, Mokhtari & Weatherly Co. L.P.A. have been widely-recognized for their successes in defending those charged with criminal offenses. The firm ranks among the best criminal defense firms in the country as a member of the National Association of Distinguished Counsel-Nation’s Top 1%. The firm is also a part of the National Advocacy for DUI Defense-Top 100 DUI Attorneys. Thanks to our 45+ years of experience, we understand how to beat criminal charges of all kinds.
There are several types of sentence enhancements which can result in aggravated OVI charges and increased penalties depending on your specific situation. Your best defense is speaking to the firm as soon as you have been charged to begin your legal defense.
Sentence enhancements for DUI in Ohio include:
Any of these factors can increase the fines and jail time of your DUI. All the more reason to have an award-winning Cleveland OVI lawyer at your side who can advise you and contest your DUI arrest in the first place.
While a DUI/OVI arrest may appear cut-and-dry, a skilled Cleveland OVI defense attorney from the firm can dispute your arrest on several grounds and potentially have your criminal charges dropped. Charges of excessively high blood alcohol for example can be challenged by calling into question the breathalyzer device which was used. If the device had not been properly calibrated or regularly maintained as it should have been, this could be grounds for questioning its results.
When you face aggravated DUI charges, trust a skilled OVI defense attorney in Cleveland from Henderson, Mokhtari & Weatherly Co. L.P.A. Call us today for a free consultation!