DUI FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions
Will I go to jail if I am convicted on an Ohio DUI / Ohio OVI charge?
Contact a Columbus DUI Defense Attorney
from Koffel Law Firm as soon as possible after a DUI arrest to protect your rights.
All Ohio DUI / Ohio OVI penalties include jail time as part of the penalty. Ohio's DUI / OVI laws carry mandatory jail terms for offenders who test over .170% (by breath or blood) -- even 1st offenders. If an offender has a prior DUI / OVI conviction in Ohio, or any other state, within the previous 6 years, the mandatory minimum jail term increases (See, "Penalties for DUI" on the left navigation bar).
If you have legal representation from a Columbus Ohio DUI defense lawyer, there are options that can be explored including pleading "not guilty" to the charge, alternative sentencing, and reduced charges. At Koffel Law Firm, the legal team can review and evaluate your particular case and advise you what can be done to fight to avoid some of the repercussions of a conviction.
Will I lose my driver's license if I am convicted of DUI or OVI in Ohio?
In many cases, this is part of the penalty. There are many options that can be undertaken to attempt to avoid this situation, or even get your license back if it has been suspended, depending upon the circumstances of the case. Contacting the DUI defense team at Koffel Law Firm is the first step.
What should I do if I am pulled over and charged with DUI?
What is most important is that you remain silent and do not make statements that could make your situation even worse. Wait until you have legal representation to protect your rights and provide legal counsel before discussing anything about the case. You could jeopardize your future when you make statements without legal counsel.
What if I have an earlier conviction for DUI?
This creates even more danger for you, as repeat offenders get more severe punishment under Ohio law. It becomes urgent that you get legal representation to fight on your behalf. Contact Koffel Law Firm as quickly as possible so that immediate action can be taken to defend you.
What can Koffel Law Firm help me with?
The legal team has over 17 years experience in handling DUI / OVI cases of all types, including the most serious of charges -- multiple offender DUI and DUI car accidents. The criminal defense team is a well-respected group earning the highest rating possible by the nation's most prestigious attorney rating service -- Martindale Hubbell. and has been named "Ohio Superlawyers" as well as being listed in "Best Lawyers in America". The firm assists with any of the following types of DUI situations: