A drunk driving arrest is the first contact that many people have with the criminal justice system. Facing a DUI/OVI charge can stir up all kinds of feelings, from anger to embarrassment to fear. It is important to work with an experienced defense lawyer in OVI cases because a conviction, even for a first offense, has serious consequences.
Overcoming your first DUI charge is critical, and the legal team of Shryock, Crook & Associates, LLP, is prepared to lead the fight. We know that your fist instinct may be to simply plead guilty and “get this over with.” We are here to tell you that ‘s the wrong thing to do. With the help of our experienced Ohio DUI attorneys, you can fight the charge and minimize the negative impact a conviction may have.
For a free consultation to discuss your case with a skilled Lake County first-DUI offense lawyer , call 440-373-7326. You can also contact our Wickliffe law firm online. We defend people facing drunk driving charges i n the greater Cleveland area, Cuyahoga County and throughout Northeast Ohio.
Why Is It So Important to Avoid a First Conviction for OVI?
The simplest answer is that a conviction stays on your record for 20 years. It hangs over your head and can cause problems in many areas of your life. And, should you have a second DUI in the future, you would be classified as a repeat offender, and the penalties become very severe.
We fully understand that, and we work diligently to help our clients avoid the harsh consequences of conviction.
Showing the Real You
In DUI/OVI cases, we use a holistic approach. We involve drug or alcohol counselors when necessary. If your case goes to trial, we can give you advice on how to present yourself to the judge. By showing things like your employment history, your lack of previous offenses and other favorable information, you can make an all-important positive impression on the judge.
Everyone makes mistakes. Drunk driving certainly qualifies, but it does not have to ruin your life.
If you have been charged with DUI/OVI, do not hesitate to seek legal help. The experienced lawyers of Shryock, Crook & Associates LLP are read y to defend you. For a free initial consultation, call 440-373-7326. You can also contact our law firm online.