How To Fight DUI/OVI Charges
Those moments after being arrested for drunk driving (DUI/OVI) is full of uncertainty. You will likely have many questions about what is next to come, the penalties you could face and how you should fight your charges. Facing any criminal charge, even for drunk driving, can change your life in an instant, affecting not only your private life and relationships with others, but extend to professional relationships and your reputation as well.
Because there is so much at stake, our Butler County and southwest Ohio DUI lawyers at the Meadows Law Firm can help you find a solution to overcome the issues that face you. Request a free appointment with us to get started!
The Effects Of A DUI/OVI Conviction
When faced with DUI charges, you have several options. You can plead guilty, have your lawyer negotiate a plea bargain, or fight the case and take it to trial. While pleading guilty may seem the easiest way out, as it can avoid the trouble of going to court and the fees for a lawyer, but the long-term consequences far outweigh any initial cost or expense, from having to pay fines and serving jail time.
DUI convictions may also carry the following consequences:
- Enrollment in DUI school
- Adds a mark to your criminal record
- May cause you to lose your job or make it difficult to find work
- You can lose your personal or commercial driver’s license
- Your car may be impounded at your expense
- You may lose some professional licenses or credentials
You should never feel obligated or pressured to plead guilty. Remember that you are innocent until proven guilty. The criminal justice system will run its course, and our attorneys can mount a defense to fight those charges. We may look to the evidence, including field sobriety tests, blood and breath tests, and examine the police officer’s account of the arrest to build a defense on your behalf.
Contact the Meadows Law Firm to get started with a free case consultation.