Protecting Your Driving Privileges after a OVI in Akron
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Akron OVI attorneys in Summit County Suhre & Associates handle OVI and DUI cases in Summit County and surrounding areas. If you have been arrested for OVI/DUI you need to contact one of the Summit County DUI lawyers today at Suhre & Associates for a free consultation to discuss your OVI arrest and start building your OVI defense.
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- Well-known OVI attorneys in Akron who have focused on OVI defense law for over 10 years
- DUI lawyer Joseph Suhre has been named Leading Lawyer in the field of DUI Defense in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 by Cincy Business Magazine.
- Former Assistant Prosecuting Attorney and Police Officer
- Intense personal attention paid to each and every client
- Meticulous representation that will ensure your rights are protected
- Long-term experience with every kind of DUI case under the law
- A track record of case results like no other
Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated and Driving Under the Influence are both terms used to describe drunk driving in Ohio. Being arrested for suspicion of OVI/DUI in Ohio is a criminal offense with serious consequences. If you have been charged with OVI/DUI, you need to act quickly and you need professional legal guidance from qualified DUI defense lawyers. The DUI lawyers at Suhre & Associates are experienced drunk driving defense attorneys who will protect your rights and seek the best possible result for your case.
Free Consultation to Discuss Your DUI/OVI in Summit County
To learn more of how the DUI attorneys at Suhre & Associates can help, call (330) 423-4432 to speak with an attorney. You may also fill out the consultation form to contact the law firm. The initial review of your case is free and confidential.
What Happens After You Get an OVI/DUI in Ohio
DUI laws in Ohio stipulate that first time drunk driving offenders lose their driver’s license for up to one year, pay fines of up to $1,000 and spend a minimum of three days in jail. If convicted for DUI/OVI in Ohio, you will have a criminal record, which could restrict your ability to travel to Canada, impact a credit rating and limit your employment options. The OVI attorneys at Suhre & Associates will provide an aggressive legal defense in an effort to keep your record clean and protect your future.
What About Your Driver’s License in Ohio After a DUI/OVI?
The police probably seized your driver’s license when you were arrested for suspicion of driving drunk in Akron or Summit County. The State of Ohio automatically suspends a motorist’s driving privileges for a minimum of 90 days and possibly as long as five years, depending on the circumstances of an arrest and the presence of any prior alcohol related traffic offenses. Renewing your driving privileges requires the payment of an additional fine and, in some instances, taking another driver’s license exam.
You can request an Administrative License Suspension hearing and try to retain your license, but the appeal must be made within 5 days of the date of your arrest. This is not a simple process and the hearing will involve legal issues and the presentation of physical evidence gathered during your arrest. You will have a better chance of keeping your driving privileges by having the OVI lawyers at Suhre & Associates represent you. The window of time for pursuing legal options and fighting for your license is very limited, so contact Suhre & Associates now.
Suhre & Associates: Akron DUI Attorneys in Summit County
The Akron DUI attorneys at Suhre & Associates are committed to providing their clients with aggressive and thorough legal representation. The focus of this practice is criminal defense, and Suhre & Associates feels that extensive preparation, thorough investigation and an effective courtroom presentation make for a winning Ohio DUI defense. Many seemingly difficult cases were won after study, research and effort. Suhre & Associates will discuss your legal options and ask about your expectations. They will then craft the best defense strategy for you and your case.
Suhre & Associates has fully integrated technology into its operations. From researching national databases for court rulings and defense strategies to computer management of criminal cases, the OVI Lawyers at Suhre & Associates rely on technology to be better prepared and have quick access to accurate information and that could make a big difference in the outcome of your case.
OVI Attorney Joseph Suhre
Principal of the firm Joseph Suhre has been named Leading Lawyer in the field of DUI Defense in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 by Cincy Business Magazine.
As a former police officer, Joseph Suhre has a unique perspective in criminal defense. He is able to anticipate the tactics used by the prosecution and law enforcement and diminish the case brought against you.
Mr. Suhre is a member of the Cincinnati Bar Association, the Ohio State Bar Association, the Greater Cincinnati Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, the Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He is licensed to practice law in all Ohio courts and the United States Federal District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.
Mr. Suhre graduated from Xavier University and received his law degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Law.
Akron DUI attorney Michael R. Puterbaugh earned his degree in Political Science from Mount Union College and earned his law degree from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. He has served as assistant prosecutor at the Felony and Misdemeanor levels. He has also worked as corporate counsel to large companies in addition to being a partner at well-established law firms.
Summit County OVI lawyer Michael Puterbaugh has been practicing the law for almost 30 years. He lectured on American National Government and Constitutional Law at Mount Union College as an Adjunct Professor from 1992 to 1996. Mike Puterbaugh has experience in all realms of the law, from corporate, business law to traffic offenses to death penalty cases. Attorney Puterbaugh’s passion is for criminal defense, and he is a member of The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Criminal Law. He is also a committee member of the National Association of criminal Defense Lawyers, a member of the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense lawyers, and the Federal Bar Association. When it comes to protect your rights, Michael Puterbaugh is the DUI attorney for you. With the appropriate experience and success, he is the Akron OVI attorney you can trust to defend you in court.
The Summit County OVI Attorneys at Suhre & Associates can help you
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Client Acquitted: Client involved in a single car accident, followed by an altercation with the police and hospital staff. Blood test reportedly was three times the legal limit. During thorough investigation, the defense found several weaknesses and errors in the case.
Court Dismissed All Charges: Client was a passenger when her brother was arrested for DUI. Client was under 21 and had been drinking. The police took her home but several hours later she drove to the police department to pick her brother up after he was processed for DUI. Client was stopped by the same officer who had arrested her brother, and her breath test result was well over the legal limit for a 21-year old driver. Defense filed a motion to suppress hearing and the court dismissed all charges. Mr. Suhre also prevailed during an appeal by the State.
Dismissal of Felony DUI Charge: Following a hit and run accident, client was arrested for driving under suspension, leaving the scene of an accident and felony DUI. During an investigation of the case it was determined that evidence had not been properly preserved. Mr. Suhre filed a motion to dismiss the felony DUI charge and the court granted the motion. The State appealed the decision to a higher court but, after reading transcripts of the hearings, the state's appellate attorney voluntarily ended the appeal and agreed to dismissal.
There are specific factual and legal circumstances unique to each client's case. The circumstances in your case may be different from the ones above. No representation is being made that the same or similar results can be obtained in your case.
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Questions Suhre & Associates will ask you:
• When were you arrested?
• Did you take a breath test, urine test, or blood test? If so, what was the result?
• What field sobriety tests did the officer have you perform?
• When is your next court date?
• Did you have a valid license and insurance at the time of your arrest?
• Are you employed and what days/hours do you need to be able to drive for work?