Fighting Back Against Drunk Driving Charges
If you have been arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) or operating a vehicle while impaired (OVI), you need to take your situation seriously:
- Your driving privileges are at stake
- Your driver’s license will be suspended
- You face monetary fines
- You face jail time
Right now, you need an attorney on your side who can build a strong defense and fight for your freedom.
Here in Ohio, drunk driving cases are identified by the OVI acronym, though most people still refer to them as DUI or DWI (driving while intoxicated or impaired) cases. Our lawyers at Bentoff & Duber know these laws and the terminology used by law enforcement. We can help you understand your options. Our firm has years of experience handling a wide range of criminal matters, including DUI/OVI cases.
Contact us for a free consultation. An attorney at our firm can review your case and discuss your legal options.
You Face Two Legal Challenges After An Arrest For Drunk Driving
After an arrest for DUI/DWI/OVI, you face two legal challenges:
- The criminal charge
- The possible suspension of your driver’s license
Both are important. Both can have a serious impact on your life. We will aggressively represent you in all aspects of your case.
What Are Some Potential DUI Defense Strategies?
If you have been charged with drunk driving, you may think a conviction is unavoidable. Our attorneys will examine every aspect of your case, looking for mistakes by the police and weaknesses in the state’s case. These could include:
- Lack of probable cause for the initial stop
- Improperly conducted field sobriety tests
- Misstatements and exaggerations in the police report
- Inadmissible breath test results
If, after an investigation of the case, we have reason to believe that the evidence against you was gathered illegally or improperly, we will use our knowledge to attempt to suppress this evidence. If these motions to suppress are successful, it will usually result in a dismissal or reduction of the charges. If trial is our best option, we will use our experience in the courtroom to seek an acquittal.
If a conviction cannot be avoided, we will work to mitigate the effects on your life, including retaining your driving privileges and keeping you out of jail.