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Cincinnati, Ohio OVI/DUI Lawyer

The penalties for a first-time DUI conviction are punishable with a stiff fine, the loss of your driver's license and even jail time. You will also face sharply higher insurance premiums. Penalties for subsequent OVI/DUI convictions can escalate significantly.

If you have been arrested for drunk driving, one thing is certain — you need a strong and effective drunk driving defense strategy.

I am Robert R. Hart Jr., a Cincinnati, Ohio, OVI/DUI defense lawyer with more than 24 years of experience. I am committed to defending the rights and freedom of people accused of all types of DUI/OVI charges, including people facing first-time charges, as well as those with a prior record. Contact my law firm today to schedule a free initial consultation in Cincinnati, Ohio. I can review your case and discuss possible defense strategies with you.

Offering Strong DUI/OVI Defense Strategies

Contrary to what you may have heard, a successful defense against a DUI/OVI/DWI charge is possible. I will carefully review all aspects of your case, looking for ways to build a strong defense strategy focused on protecting your constitutional rights.

Possible defenses include:

  • Lack of probable cause for the police to stop you
  • Improperly conducted field sobriety tests
  • Inadmissible breath test results
  • Biological factors

If the means for a successful defense exist, I will seek a dismissal of the charge or a reduction of the charge to a non-DUI offense. If your decision is to plead "not guilty" and defend the charge at trial, I will vigorously represent you in court.

You Face Two Legal Challenges

In addition to the traffic charge, your license may be automatically suspended. You can request an administrative hearing. I can represent you at this hearing to try and reverse the suspension. At the least, I can use this hearing to get the state to commit to certain facts which could be helpful in the traffic proceeding.

Minimizing the Consequences

My goal in your case will be to obtain a dismissal, reduce the charges against you, or seek a "not guilty" verdict in court. If the state's evidence is strong, I will seek to mitigate the penalties you face. For a first-time offense, this will include seeking to place you in a Driver's Intervention Program rather than jail time with restricted driving privileges.

Contact a Hamilton County, Ohio, Drunk Driving Defense Attorney

If you have questions about a first-offense OVI penalty, contact my law firm today to schedule a free initial consultation in Cincinnati, Ohio. I offer a strong background defending individuals facing first-time charges and clients with criminal backgrounds.