Did you get stopped by a Girard law enforcement officer for “weaving”? Did you get trapped in a drunk driving DUI checkpoint? Was your DUI arrest at night? Robert C. Kokor, the dedicated Girard DUI Lawyer will comb your case for every fact that may assist your defense. What you remember can make a world of difference in the defense of your Girard DUI case.
Field Sobriety Tests must be given to you properly. A flat area with good lighting. Procedures must be followed and when the officer's don't follow their rules, cases can be dismissed or tossed out by the DUI Court judge. Robert C. Kokor, the Girard DUI Lawyer for your case will thoroughly assist you in figuring out the best path for you.
Did you submit to a blood or breath test? Did you refuse to take the tests? Did the DUI officer force you to give blood? Unless the tests are done perfectly, the results aren't always accurate and could potentially be inadmissible in court. Robert C. Kokor, as the dedicated Girard DUI Attorney will examine the scientific validity of the blood, breath, or refusal case.
Ohio DUI Laws and Penalties
Get a FREE case evaluation from DUI Attorney Robert C. Kokor in Girard, OH by calling 330-448-1133 today! Your license is at stake!
Every state has some sort of “drunk driving” statute. The term “drunk driving” is in quotes because none of these laws require that you be “drunk” or “intoxicated” to be guilty. All that is required is that your ability to operate a vehicle has been impaired to any extent at all or that your Blood alcohol level exceeds the state limit (which is now .08% in all states). Some states call it DUI (Driving While Intoxicated), but it refers to the same offense. The consequences of DUI (Driving Under the Influence) differ drastically from state to state and are influenced by your age, blood alcohol limit (BAC), whether you have been arrested for DUI in the past, and whether you caused injury or death during the DUI.
DUI Attorney Robert C. Kokor in Girard, OH can help…
Assess your legal situation. An experienced DUI Defense Attorney can help you understand what you are up against and the fines you may be required to pay. A DUI Attorney mostly deals with DUI matters and knows the process inside and out – including options that a public defender may not tell you. In addition, we offer a free consultation – which may be worthwhile if you don’t understand the process.
Explain the consequences. The consequences of a DUI vary greatly from state to state and Attorney Robert C. Kokor in Girard, OH will be able to explain how those consequences in Ohio apply to you such as (1) harsher punishments for those arrested with BAC limits over .08 , (2) special laws for underage drivers arrested for DUI, (3) possible community service or plea bargaining, (4) overlapping jurisdiction of Courts and Ohio's Motor Vehicle licensing department to suspend or revoke your license, and (5) contingent license programs that allow you to use your vehicle to get to and from work.
Manage the process. Dealing with Ohio's motor vehicle department can be frustrating and time consuming. DUI Attorney Robert C. Kokor in Girard, OH can manage the process for you by completing the required forms; making phone calls; scheduling and/or representing you at a Motor Vehicle Department suspension hearing, and making other necessary arrangements.
Represent you in court. Experienced DUI Attorney Robert C. Kokor in Girard, OH knows the ins and outs of the courtroom and may be able to obtain a lesser sentence for you if your situation and Ohio law allow for it. They are DUI specialists and may know the personnel involved and what arguments work best with the local authorities in your situation.
Don't know if DUI Attorney Robert C. Kokor in Girard, OH is right for you? Here are some general guidelines:
Definitely. Definitely hire DUI Attorney Robert C. Kokor in Girard, OH if you already have several DUI’s and receive another; or if your DUI arrest was the result of an accident or if anyone was injured; or if you are a professional driver whose livelihood depends on keeping your license.
Probably. Seriously consider hiring DUI Attorney Robert C. Kokor in Girard, OH if you’ve been arrested for a second DUI (in the same or another state) or were arrested with a BAC limit over double Ohio's legal limit as harsher penalties may apply.
Maybe. You might want to hire DUI Attorney Robert C. Kokor in Girard, OH if you don’t understand your rights or Ohio' DUI laws, what you need to do, or the consequences you face. You also might want legal representation if you are in a profession (or plan to be) that requires bonding or in which any criminal conviction might prevent you from getting or keeping a professional license. If you don’t know the requirements, then you need expert advice before handling the case yourself.
If you have been charged with a DUI in Ashtabula, Columbiana, Geauga, Mahoning, or Portage county contact Attorney Robert C. Kokor in Girard, OH by calling 330-448-1133 to set up your free initial consultation.