WESTERVILLE DUI ATTORNEY
Have you been arrested for DUI in Westerville?
If you have been arrested for DUI (OVI) in Westerville, you are facing serious consequences.
The Westerville City Code Section 333.01 states that:
No person shall operate any vehicle within Westerville, if, at the time of the operation, the person is “under the influence of alcohol, a drug of abuse, or a combination of them” or is over the proscribed legal limit for breath, blood or urine.
The legal limit in Westerville (and all of Ohio) is .08 BAC.
Why should I hire a Westerville DUI Attorney?
A DUI arrest in Westerville essentially sets into motion two separate cases.
First, the criminal case. The arresting Westerville officer will issue an OVI citation with a scheduled court date for the arraignment for your criminal case in the Westerville Mayor’s Court. Having an Westerville DUI attorney develop a defense strategy and negotiate with the Westerville prosecutor on your behalf can potentially reduce the DUI penalties you face and/or result in getting the OVI charge reduced to a non-OVI charge on your permanent traffic record.
Second, the administrative BMV case. The arrest – whether you blew over the limit or refused the breath test – will likely trigger an automatic administrative license suspension through the Ohio BMV. You have only ten days from the date of the arrest to request an administrative hearing to contest the BMV administrative suspension.
Depending on the facts of your case, there may be an opportunity to obtain driving privileges or seek a stay of the administrative license suspension in the Westerville Mayor’s Court so that you can drive to and from work, child care, or other necessities.
An experienced Westerville DUI attorney can address both cases to assure that your rights are protected. If you have been arrested for DUI in Westerville and would like to contact an OVI / DUI attorney in Westerville, Ohio, please call 614-361-2804.
Consultations are absolutely free and completely confidential.
What are the consequences of DUI in Westerville?
The criminal penalties for a first offense Westerville DUI / OVI charge, includes the following:
Jail up to six (6) months
Fines up to $1,075
License revocation for six (6) months to three years
Driver Intervention Program
Victim impact panel
Is it Possible to Have My OVI / DUI Case Reduced to a Lesser Charge in Westerville?
Whether your Westerville DUI (OVI) charge can be reduced to a non-OVI charge will depend on the facts of your case and your defense strategy.
f you have specific questions about your Westerville DUI / OVI case, talk to one of our Westerville DUI attorneys about your case, defenses and options.
All initial consultations are free.