Protecting Your Driving Privileges after a DUI in Ohio
Safeguarding Your Rights After a DUI in Clinton County
A drinking and driving offense in Ohio is called OVI – Operating a Vehicle Impaired. Drunk driving is also referred to as DUI – Driving Under the Influence. An Ohio OVI/DUI could have potentially life changing consequences, and you may be wondering what to do next or how to fight the charge. To receive help with your case and answers to your questions, contact Clinton County DUI lawyer L. Patrick Mulligan. He is an experienced drunk driving defense lawyer who will aggressively defend your rights and seek dismissal or reduction of your OVI/DUI.
Call (937) 488-4123
- Former Prosecutor for 6 years and 22 years of experience as a Criminal Defense Attorney
- Member of the National Board of Trial Advocacy, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the American Bar Association
- Certified as a Criminal Trial Advocacy Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy
- Named 2007 Ohio Super Lawyer by Law & Politics Magazine
- Prosecuted more than 180 Felony cases
For a free review of your case, call Clinton County DUI Criminal Defense Lawyer Patrick Mulligan at (937) 488-4123 or simply fill out the consultation request form. Emergency calls are answered 24 hours.
About your Ohio Driver’s License
Under Ohio OVI/DUI laws, your driver’s license will be suspended if you are arrested for suspicion of drunk driving. The duration depends on your blood alcohol content, age, number of previous driving drunk convictions and whether you submitted to a breath test or not.
You have the right to challenge the suspension of your license. To do so you must file an Administrative License Suspension Appeal within thirty days of your arrest. The appeals process is not held in a courtroom though it does include presentation of evidence gathered by police. You stand a better chance of retaining your driving privileges with legal counsel. Wilmington DUI Attorney Patrick Mulligan can help you schedule an appeals hearing and represent you at the proceedings. Time is critical though if you want to keep your license, so contact him now.
Being arrested for Ohio DUI poses many legal and financial obstacles. For even a first offense for drunk driving you will be facing jail time, substantial fines, increased auto insurance rates and loss of license. The penalties increase with each additional DUI arrest.
Being found guilty of drinking and driving in Ohio will result in a criminal record. That could make finding or keeping a job difficult. Recent data sharing agreements with the US has allowed Canada to more strictly enforce its policy of denying entry to anyone with a criminal record. It does not matter what type of crime or when it occurred.
It is important to fight the charges against you and keep your record clean, and Wilmington, Ohio DUI Lawyer Patrick Mulligan can help. He focuses on DUI defense and has over 20 years of trial and legal experience. Hiring Patrick Mulligan could make a positive difference in the outcome of your case.
About Patrick Mulligan, Clinton County DUI Lawyer
Clinton County, Ohio DUI Lawyer Patrick Mulligan is a former County Prosecutor, which gives him a unique ability to anticipate and weaken the prosecution’s argument. He will use his knowledge of Ohio DUI laws and his experience to seek the best possible result for you.
Patrick Mulligan is Board Certified as a Criminal Trial Advocacy Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and he has been named Ohio Super Lawyer by Law & Politics Magazine. He is licensed to practice law with the State Bar of Ohio, the US District Court-Southern District of Ohio, the US Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.
Wilmington DUI Lawyer Patrick Mulligan is a professional member of the Dayton Bar Association, National Board of Trial Advocacy, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and American Bar Association. He graduated magna cum laude from King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania and received his juris doctorate from the University of Cincinnati College of Law.
Contact Wilmington, Ohio DUI Attorney Patrick Mulligan now and have him defend your rights. Call (937) 488-4123 or fill out the consultation request form.