Cleveland DUI & OVI Defense Lawyer

Our Cleveland Criminal Defense Attorneys are Here for You

Driving under the influence (DUI), also known as operating a vehicle under the influence (OVI), is a serious criminal offense. In the state of Ohio, DUI offenses can be penalized by some of the most serious consequences under the law, including mandatory jail time and excessive legal fines.

If you were accused of driving under the influence of drugs of alcohol, it is imperative that you retain representation from a reputable and experienced criminal defense lawyer right away. At Henderson, Mokhtari & Weatherly, we are ready to defend your rights. Backed by over 45 years of experience, we have what it takes to pursue a positive outcome for you.

Get your free initial DUI/OVI case evaluation today. We have been selected as some of the finest OVI lawyers in all of Cleveland by the NAFDD.

First Time DUI/OVI Penalties

Anyone who has been arrested for a first or multiple OVI offense will need to speak with a skilled Cleveland DUI/OVI lawyer who can improve the chances of securing a favorable outcome.

Without the right legal representation, you could be risking the following penalties for a first-offense DUI:

  • 3 days to 6 months in jail
  • $375-$1075 in fines
  • Driver's license suspension – (class 5) (6 months to 3 years suspension)
  • Restricted plates based upon the judge (at your own expense)
  • Ignition interlock device based upon the judge (at your own expense)
  • Drug and alcohol treatment ( optional based upon judge)

If this is not your first offense, potential penalties could include immobilization or forfeiture of your vehicle. With our attorneys on your side, you may be able to receive restricted driving privileges that will allow you to travel to and from important places such as work.

View some of our firm's previous OVI case results.

Contact Our Office for a Free Case Evaluation

Henderson, Mokhtari & Weatherly Co. L.P.A. understands that you may be faced with the reality of an incredibly life-changing criminal accusation. With our legal team on your side, you will receive the high-quality legal representation needed to get through this time. From license hearings to trial litigation, we can help you successfully navigate the complexities of the justice system. An arrest is one of the most overwhelming times in your life, but we stand ready to provide you with the answers that you need for your peace of mind.

Call us today to receive close, compassionate legal assistancethat you deserve from our Cleveland criminal lawyers. We will provide you with a risk-free consultation.