Know Your Options When Charged With DUI
Drunk driving is one of the most frequently charged crimes in Ohio and throughout the United States. But even though it is common, you shouldn’t expect to receive a slap on the wrist. DUI charges are serious, which means you need the help of a skilled defense attorney when addressing them.
That’s where Corey Morris Law comes in. I am Corey Morris, a defense attorney who formerly served as a prosecutor in Cincinnati. I understand how prosecutors build and argue DUI cases, and my insider knowledge will benefit you and your case.
The Immediate And Long-Term Consequences Of DUI
A first-offense or second-offense DUI is likely to be charged as a misdemeanor, but a conviction is still consequential. You might face fines of up to $1,000. In rare cases, you could face a jail sentence of up to six months or have your license suspended. The specifics of your charges and potential sentence will depend on the details of the case, including your alleged blood alcohol concentration.
You may have braced yourself for the immediate consequences, but you shouldn’t forget about the cumulative ones. A DUI conviction and other traffic offenses each add points to your driving record. More points often mean a higher sentence, a greater risk of losing driving freedoms and even higher auto insurance rates. For all these reasons and more, it is worth the time and financial investment to work with a good attorney to contest the DUI charges or otherwise resolve them as favorably as you can.
Can You Fight DUI Charges And Refute Evidence?
A drunk driving case may seem open and shut, especially if you took and failed field sobriety tests and a breathalyzer test. But it is possible to challenge the evidence in a DUI case. I may be able to help you in the following ways:
- Challenging the accuracy of testing devices
- Challenging the way in which field sobriety tests were administered and how the results were interpreted
- Challenging the legality of the traffic stop itself. Did the officer have probable cause or a valid reason to pull you over?
The defense strategy in any case will depend on the details and evidence presented. The sooner you contact me, the sooner I can get to work assessing your options.