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If you’ve been arrested and charged for operating a vehicle under the influence (OVI) in Ohio, often called a DUI or DWI, you may think your situation is hopeless. When the prosecutor’s case includes incriminating chemical test results and the arresting officer’s testimony, it may seem like there is no way to refute the charges. But with a skilled Columbus DUI defense attorney by your side, you have a good chance of having the charges reduced or dismissed.
We’ve received the following awards because of our in-depth understanding of DUI laws and exceptional client service:
If you’re pulled over and suspected of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, you may be questioned, arrested, detained, and forced to appear in court. However, even if your blood alcohol content (BAC) is over the legal limit in Ohio, you have rights.
You should immediately:
You have other optional rights as well, including the right to:Show More
Your Columbus DUI lawyer will review the prosecutor’s evidence and ask for your side of the story. It may be necessary to perform additional investigative work, seek witnesses, or even hire an expert to testify. Even if the evidence seems difficult to overcome, a skilled DUI attorney can help you defend your rights and minimize consequences in your specific situation.
Know your rights if you face any of the following:
Your specific situation may mean that you face different consequences if convicted of an OVI / DUI.
The Ohio DUI laws and penalties may be different for you if any of the following apply:Show More
The DUI court process can be complex, and the prosecutor will likely try to give you the harshest penalties possible. Your Columbus criminal defense lawyer can help you obtain the best possible outcome in your case.
If you’re convicted of an OVI / DUI, you may face:
It’s essential that you invest in good legal representation if you’re facing OVI / DUI charges because the consequences are so severe. In fact, a skilled attorney can actually save you money.Show More
They will fight to have your charges dropped and negotiate to reduce your penalties so that your attorney fees may actually be less than what you would owe in court costs, fines, ignition interlock device fees, alcohol treatment program costs, and work time lost.
If you’re charged with an OVI in Ohio, the prosecution must prove that you were operating the vehicle and that you were impaired. If they cannot, they do not have enough evidence to prove you’re guilty of a DUI. Our attorneys have the skills and knowledge to build a solid DUI / OVI defense and poke holes in the case against you.
Common issues to consider in a DUI case include:
DUIs happen at all hours of the day and night. Attorney Benjamin Luftman knows that when you need legal advice, the situation may be urgent. His clients have his cell phone number and can reach him directly with questions and concerns. If you’re arrested for a DUI, you need an attorney who can be available right away. Our team of Columbus DUI lawyers at Luftman, Heck & Associates will be there when you need us.
You can call or text any time, day or night, seven days a week. Contact us for a free consultation today at IFBYPHONE.
Luftman, Heck & Associates have helped thousands of people in Columbus and the surrounding area overcome their OVI and other drunk driving charges. Our Columbus criminal defense attorneys are knowledgeable and experienced.Show More
Our attorneys are accomplished in the area of DUI law. Not only are we knowledgeable about current DUI law and processes, but we teach others about it as well. Founding partner Benjamin Luftman regularly speaks at Certified Driver Intervention programs in central Ohio. Senior associate Daniel Sabol speaks at OVI / DUI seminars and advises other attorneys throughout Ohio.
Attorney Luftman has written several pieces focused on criminal law and DUIs in Ohio. He even co-authored jury instructions that were adopted by the Ohio State Bar Association and are now used by courts throughout the state. He also contributed to the book Trends in DUI Discovery (2015 ed.) with a chapter entitled “Using the SFST Results to Develop Successful Defenses in a DUI Case.”
Our skilled Ohio DUI lawyers have worked with clients throughout central Ohio. We know that local courts can have specific court procedures and rules. We are prepared to help you defend a DUI charge in any of the cities surrounding Columbus, including suburbs.
With the help of an experienced, competent Columbus DUI defense attorney, you can be sure to understand all of your options during an OVI case. We will protect your rights and make sure law enforcement and the courts respect them throughout the criminal justice process.
The criminal defense team at Luftman, Heck & Associates protect people charged with an OVI / DUI on a daily basis, and we can do so for you.