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If you get charged with a DUI / OVI, get to the nearest phone to get a Gahanna DUI defense lawyer from Luftman, Heck & Associates. Our experienced team of lawyers has helped hundreds of clients in the greater Columbus area reduce the penalties and, in some cases, get the charge dropped altogether.
Every day, thousands of cars hum along U.S. 62, commuting from Gahanna to Columbus and back. The highway runs into Interstate 670, where police have an opportunity to carefully observe the driving patterns of everyone on the road. If you’re showing signs of impaired driving, don’t be surprised if you’re pulled over and asked to participate in a field sobriety test. In 2014, the Ohio State Highway Patrol enforced nearly 2,000 DUIs / OVIs, according to statistics from the organization’s website.
A DUI in Ohio is called an OVI. Even if it’s your first DUI / OVI, you might be facing heavy fines and punishments. If this is a second, third or fourth offense, expect the punishments to become more severe. If you’re applying to rent an apartment or house, the landlord can see the charge and choose not to rent to you. Many car insurance companies will increase the rate that you pay. If you’re in the middle of a divorce or custody battle, it can be used against you.
The Columbus criminal defense team at Luftman, Heck & Associates is made of some of the state’s best DUI defense lawyers. For years, attorneys Ben Luftman, Dan Sabol, Chase Mallory and Joe Kunkel have worked every day to defend clients charged with a DUI / OVI. They’ve helped reduce the charges for hundreds of clients. They’ve even had some of their recent cases dismissed altogether.
If you’ve been charged with an OVI, your best chance at a happy outcome is to get a Gahanna DUI defense lawyer on your team. The attorneys from Luftman, Heck & Associates have managed to reduce the charges for some clients, avoid jail time for others and, sometimes, get the case dismissed entirely.
The penalties for an OVI conviction can be harsh and unforgiving, even for your first offense. It’s possible for you to be fined over $1,000, have your license suspended for three years, be assigned community service or even face six months of jail time, according to chapter 4511.19 of the Ohio revised Code.
If you’re arrested in Gahanna, you’ll likely face a pre-trial at the Gahanna Mayor’s Court. For nearly 10 years, the Columbus DUI defense lawyers at Luftman, Heck & Associates has been defending clients there. You won’t even have to show up for your arraignment.
If we decide that the best course of action is to bring your case before a jury, the trial will be moved to Franklin County Municipal Court. Our team has successfully defended thousands of clients there, and they’ll bring that experience to your case.
Being charged with a DUI / OVI is one of the worst feelings there is. Staring at a police officer as your asked to perform a field test can be terrifying, the embarrassment of the charge can be paralyzing, the sentencing can be crushing. You’re not sure what’s going to happen next, and you’re afraid to find out.
Don’t leave it up to the prosecution to decide what direction your life goes from here. Fight back with a skilled Gahanna DUI defense lawyer. The team at Luftman, Heck & Associates will be there every step of the way. They know the courts, they know the prosecution and the know how to give you the legal representation to get the best results possible from your case.
Now is the time to fight back and take control of the situation. Get an experienced Gahanna DUI lawyer on your side for the legal battle ahead. Our criminal defense team has been the rights of clients who’ve been charged with a DUI / OVI for years. Let us bring that knowledge and experience to your case. Call or email firstname.lastname@example.org.