Why You Need an OVI/DUI Attorney

OVI AttorneyDrunk or drugged driving is a serious crime in Ohio. Navigating OVI/DUI charges can be treacherous and costly without the skilled, expert assistance of an experienced OVI/DUI attorney.  Costs for a first conviction can go north of $15,000. Without trusted legal counsel on your side, circumstances may quickly and dramatically turn to your disadvantage.

A good OVI/DUI attorney is familiar with the court system, administrative procedures, and plea and sentence bargains and can work with you, analyzing your specific situation, to determine the best course of action and defense. There is a tremendous amount at stake when you’re charged with drunk driving – from your driver’s license, to auto insurance rates, to a possible criminal record, to future employment opportunities, just to name a few. Don’t make the mistake of thinking that if you had anything to drink before driving, you will be found guilty of OVI or DUI in Ohio. It is not against the law to drink responsibly and drive in Ohio as long as the driver is not legally intoxicated at or above the .08 blood alcohol (BAC) limit. But this is where OVI/DUI laws become complicated and you need a good attorney to look at your specific circumstances.

An OVI/DUI attorney will examine a range of consequences for you and work to minimize the damage to your life and livelihood. An attorney experienced in DUI/OVI defense will evaluate your individual situation and develop a strategy based on the particular circumstances of the stop, testing, test results and arrest. The lawyer may see that it is likely that the client may be offered probation or may be facing very minor penalties.  But be aware that every OVI/DUI charge is unique, and it is important to be sure you have the best representation and advice possible in this difficult situation.

If this is your first OVI/DUI offense, there are no injuries or extensive property damage; the charge is likely to be a misdemeanor. Nonetheless, fines, penalties, lost time at work, increase insurance costs and other expenses can make even a first offense very costly.  If this is not your first offense, fines and penalties increase with each instance. Getting a good understanding of the process and procedures is something an experienced OVI/DUI attorney can offer.

Why You Need an OVI/DUI Attorney

Prosecutors take OVI/DUI cases very seriously, and may want to make an example out of your case.  But there are defenses to drunk driving charges, and nothing less than your entire future is at stake when you’re charged with drunk driving. As an experienced criminal defense attorney, Michael Probst knows many ways to help clients protect their rights and minimize negative consequences that may arise from a drunk driving arrest.

Let the skilled, trusted legal representation from Probst Law Office provide the help you need to navigate the treacherous OVI/DUI landscape.  Get the experience that you need and deserve when you hire Michael Probst as your attorney.  Contact Michael today for your free consultation, or call now at 614-232-8890.