Defending You From OVI / DUI Charges
Many individuals do not understand the law relating to alcohol- and drug-related driving offenses, like operating a vehicle after imbibing (OVI) and driving while intoxicated (DWI). They are uncertain of their rights and the penalties they may face. Some common misconceptions people have are:
- They believe first-time offenders always get the minimum sentence. However, a first offense can result in significant fines, jail time, a long period of driver’s license suspension, higher insurance rates and other consequences.
- They think all judges are the same. In reality, some judges are extremely harsh on OVI, DUI and DWI defendants, while others are more even-handed.
- Some people think that having a lawyer present may not make a difference because, after all, they were driving and drinking. In reality, you may have a strong defense.
Giving up the right to a qualified criminal defense opens the door for a maximum set of consequences and a criminal record that can affect your employability and remain with you for the rest of your life. Do not let this happen to you. At Kirner & Boldt Co., L.P.A., we will explain your rights and legal options, and we will fight in court on your behalf.
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Call 440-884-4300 to schedule a free initial consultation.
The difference between retaining an experienced OVI, DUI and DWI defense lawyer and defending yourself is the difference between driving with your eyes wide open and driving blind.
At the law office of Kirner & Boldt Co., L.P.A., in North Royalton, we provide experienced, knowledgeable and skilled OVI, DUI and DWI defense to clients throughout Cuyahoga County and northeast Ohio.
Our team of attorneys regularly handles OVI, DUI and DWI defense cases. As these laws are complicated, a lawyer who knows how to apply the law to the facts of your unique situation may be in your best interest.
You Have Options
We can help you understand your rights and your legal options in a free initial consultation. Even if you believe that you are guilty, there may be ways to mitigate the consequences of an OVI, DUI or DWI arrest. We can also review the events leading up to the police stop and the arrest to determine if mistakes in police procedure were made. We will provide judges and prosecutors with the context of the situation so they see more of you than just the one point in time of your arrest. Remember, not everyone charged with OVI goes to jail.
All of these factors can contribute to a not guilty verdict, case dismissal, charge reduction or a diverted sentence pending completion of substance abuse or other counseling programs.
Discuss Your Legal Concern With An Experienced OVI Defense Lawyer
Discuss your concerns about OVI, DUI and DWI or other driving-related criminal charges with an experienced attorney by calling our Ohio firm at 440-884-4300. To contact us through email, please complete the brief form.