DUI / OVI Defense Lawyers
Serving All of Ohio. Call (419) 610-2032
If you have been arrested for drunk driving, you may be tempted to treat
your offense as a somewhat more serious traffic offense than speeding.
Nothing could be further from the truth. As a criminal offense, being
convicted of operating a vehicle while intoxicated (OVI), commonly known
as driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol, can negatively affect
your driving privileges, your reputation, and perhaps your very freedom.
Why Choose Our Drunk Driving Attorneys?
- 100s of people helped in Central Ohio
- Avvo Clients’ Choice Award 2013 for Criminal Defense
- Highly recommended by clients
- Attorney Stone named first ever “Defender of the Month” by
the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights
To protect your rights, contact our Crawford County DUI defense attorneys
at The Stone Law Firm, LTD. From our office in Bucyrus, we provide experienced
criminal defense for clients throughout Ohio accused of a variety of traffic
offenses, misdemeanors, and felonies. We can explore all of your options
for beating the charges you face. Discover how we can help you today!
Our Crawford County DUI defense lawyers proudly serve Akron, Canton, Cleveland,
Crawford County, Toledo, and the surrounding areas.
A DUI Charge Carries More Than Criminal Penalties
Beyond any criminal consequences, a conviction for OVI can significantly
raise your car insurance premiums. It can also compromise your professional
licensure as a doctor, nurse, lawyer, or other licensed professional.
As a criminal offense, it may also prevent you from obtaining future employment
opportunities, qualifying for a loan, or serving in the military.
In Ohio, the criminal penalties for a first DUI conviction could include:
- Significant fines
- Driver's license suspension for up to one year
- Mandatory community control
- Minimum of three days in jail.
Penalties go up significantly for a second DUI conviction. Third and fourth
arrests constitute felony DUI, which can include a mandatory sentence
in federal prison.
Why You Need a Crawford County DUI Attorney
At the law office of The Stone Law Firm, LTD, we work to prevent these
consequences by providing vigorous criminal defense.
We will thoroughly investigate the factors in your case, seeking to ensure that:
- Police had probable cause to perform a traffic stop.
- You were informed of your rights.
- Field sobriety tests were conducted within the appropriate parameters.
- A Breathalyzer or blood test was accurately administered.
Depending on the results of our investigation, we may be able to negotiate
a reduction in charges or file a motion to have the case dismissed entirely.
Whatever the situation, we fight hard to obtain the best possible outcome.
For experienced DUI defense in Crawford County, Ohio, and surrounding areas, contact our firm
by calling (419) 610-2032 today.
We can arrange evening or weekend appointments upon request, and accept
payments by cash, check, Visa, MasterCard and Discover.