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Defending Those Accused of Multiple DUI Offenses

When you are accused of DUI, the penalties can be severe. When you are accused of DUI for a second, third, or fourth time, the penalties can be life-altering. It is important to remember that you are not guilty just because you are accused. An experienced Troy multiple DUI defense lawyer can help you fight the charges you face and protect your rights every step of the way.

At Lopez, Severt & Pratt Co., L.P.A., our team of attorneys has extensive experience handling DUI cases in Troy and the surrounding areas. We know the impact a DUI conviction can have on a person's life, and we are prepared to do everything we can to help you avoid the serious consequences you face.

Contact our office today by calling (937) 400-3170 or filling out an online form to schedule a consultation with our team.

Penalties for Multiple DUIs

Ohio has some of the toughest DUI laws in the country. The penalties for DUI offenses increase with each subsequent conviction, and the impact on your life can be significant.

If you are convicted of a second, third, or fourth DUI offense, you could face the following penalties:

  • Second Offense: 10 to 180 days in jail, a fine of $525 to $1,625, a one- to five-year license suspension, and the requirement to use an ignition interlock device (IID) for a period of time
  • Third Offense: 30 days to one year in jail, a fine of $850 to $2,750, a two- to 10-year license suspension, and the requirement to use an IID for a period of time
  • Fourth Offense: 60 days to one year in jail, a fine of $1,350 to $10,500, a three-year to life license suspension, and the requirement to use an IID for a period of time

How Multiple DUI Convictions Impact Your Life

The penalties for multiple DUI convictions in Ohio are severe and can have a significant impact on your life. In addition to the criminal penalties, a DUI conviction can affect your personal and professional life.

Some of the ways a DUI conviction can impact your life include:

  • Employment: A DUI conviction can make it difficult to find a job, and it can affect your current employment. Many employers perform background checks on potential employees, and a DUI conviction on your record can make it difficult to secure a job. If you drive for a living, a DUI conviction can result in the loss of your commercial driver's license (CDL) and your job.
  • Housing: When you are convicted of a DUI, it becomes a matter of public record. This means that anyone can find out about the conviction by performing a simple online search. This can make it difficult to rent an apartment or secure housing in the future.
  • Insurance: After a DUI conviction, your insurance rates will likely increase, and some insurance companies may choose to drop your coverage altogether.
  • Education: If you are a college student, a DUI conviction can result in the loss of your financial aid. Additionally, if you are planning on applying to graduate school or another program, a DUI conviction can hinder your chances of acceptance.
  • Professional Licensing: Certain professional licenses require a clean criminal record. A DUI conviction can result in the loss of your professional license and your ability to work in your chosen field.

Defending Multiple DUI Charges

When you are facing multiple DUI charges, it is important to remember that you are not guilty just because you are accused. An experienced DUI defense lawyer can help you build a strong defense and protect your rights every step of the way.

Some of the most common defenses against DUI charges include:

  • Illegal Stop: The police must have a valid reason to pull you over. If the police stop you without a valid reason, any evidence they collect after the stop may not be admissible in court.
  • Improper Field Sobriety Tests: Field sobriety tests are not always reliable. The police must administer the tests properly for the results to be accurate. If the police fail to follow procedure, the results may not be valid.
  • Inaccurate Breath Test: Breath tests are not always accurate. The machines used to administer the tests must be properly maintained, calibrated, and operated to provide accurate results. If any of these factors are not present, the results of the test may not be valid.
  • Medical Condition: Certain medical conditions can cause a person to show signs of intoxication, even when they are not under the influence of alcohol. If you have a medical condition that affects your balance or coordination, your attorney can use this as a defense against the charges you face.

What Makes Us Different?

Our firm is dedicated to providing our clients with the compassionate, personalized legal representation they deserve. We understand that facing criminal charges can be stressful, and we are here to help you navigate the legal process.

When you choose to hire our team, you can expect the following:

  • Direct Access to Your Attorney: When you hire our firm, you will work directly with your attorney throughout the entire process. We will be available to answer your questions and address your concerns as they arise.
  • Individualized Representation: We understand that no two cases are the same. We will take the time to get to know you and your situation and develop a legal strategy tailored to your unique goals and needs.
  • Effective Communication: We will keep you updated on the status of your case and any developments that may arise. We will take the time to explain your rights and options and help you make informed decisions every step of the way.

Our team has an extensive track record of success and has helped countless clients achieve favorable outcomes in their cases. We know the law, and we know the defenses that are most likely to be successful. Let us put our experience to work for you today.

Call our office today at (937) 400-3170 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with our team.

  • “I was very pleased with my outcome & highly recommend Lopez, Severt & Pratt.” - Mary M.
  • “He puts 100% into his clients.” - Christopher D.
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