Multiple - Offense DUI

Defense for Multiple-Offense DUI Charges

Ohio's drunk driving laws are not as Draconian as some other states, but they are strict enough to act as a major deterrent or punishment for multiple-offense DUI offenders. The penalties can climb to the following maximums:

  • $10,000 fine
  • Permanent driver's license suspension
  • Mandatory vehicle forfeiture
  • Mandatory drug or alcohol treatment
  • One year in jail

The court system may look back 20 years to prior convictions when it considers sentencing. If you are facing drunk driving charges, you should take it very seriously.

Contact our charges defense firm online or call 330-871-9752 for help. The Law Office of Kirk A. Migdal, located in Akron, Ohio, is strictly a criminal defense law office. Attorney Migdal has helped hundreds of individuals with DUI charges, including those with multiple offenses.

Canton Drunk Driving Charges Attorney

Technically, a DUI charge is called Operating a Vehicle while Impaired (OVI), and it includes drug impairment or a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08 or greater. Enhanced penalties are given to those convicted of an OVI with greater than .17 BAC. Attorney Migdal is known for his knowledge of the law and for his creative approaches to criminal defense. Some strategies include:

  • Enrolling in a treatment program before it is mandated
  • Challenging prior convictions to make the prosecution prove prior DUI/OVI convictions
  • Challenging the administration of field sobriety tests

Common Concerns for Multiple-Offense DUI Offenders

  • Should I have taken the Breathalyzer test? You should take the Breathalyzer test only if you are absolutely certain that you are under .08. Attorney Migdal has significant experience creating breath test defense strategies that work.
  • Will I lose my license? A conviction will typically carry some loss of driving privileges for a certain period of time and the requirement to display a "party license."
  • Am I going to jail? Only an acquittal is certain to avoid all jail time. Attorney Migdal will certainly work toward an acquittal if possible and minimal jail time or work/school release at minimum.
  • How do we fight it? Attorney Migdal excels in finding creative solutions to legal problems. Potential solutions include alcohol treatment, sobriety test challenges and other legal means.

"I'd Like to Speak to My Lawyer."

If you were arrested for a third, fourth, fifth or higher DUI/OVI, it is a very good idea to say nothing until you speak with experienced criminal defense attorney Kirk Migdal. He has saved lives, marriages, driving privileges, reputations and more. Call the law office at 330-871-9752 or send an e-mail to arrange for an initial consultation.
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411 Wolf Ledges Parkway
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Akron, OH 44311-1053