Toledo DUI - OVI Defense Attorney

Toledo DUI - OVI Defense Lawyer, Seneca Weirich Harden provides Professional DUI - OVI Defense and other Criminal Defense Attorney Legal Services for those in Toledo, Sylvania, Oregon, Maumee, Lucas County and throughout Northwest Ohio Area.

Contact Toledo DUI - OVI Defense Lawyer, Seneca Weirich Harden regarding your DUI - OVI Defense Defense or other Criminal Defense Attorney needs by calling 419.509.7537.

About DUI Crime Charges: A DUI - OVI - Driving Under The Influence" is largely attributed to being over a blood alcohol level of 0.08% Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) while operating a motor vehicle. The Ohio Statute regarding a DUI - OVI actually goes far beyond this general public perception. A DUI - OVI may also involve being under the influence of illegal drugs, prescription drugs, controlled substances, or even over the counter medications if it impairs one's ability while operating a motor vehicle or other type of conveyance. An Ohio DUI conviction may result in minimum mandatory periods of incarceration. With each subsequent DUI - OVI conviction, the incarceration period and fines increase dramatically. In certain cases, the accused may be subject to his or her vehicle being impounded or even be subject to vehicle forfeiture.

If arrested for a DUI - OVI offense, you only have 10 days from the date of the DUI - OVI arrest to request an administrative hearing with the department of motor vehicles. At this point you may request to be granted hardship driving privileges while you are involved in the legal process of defending yourself against DUI - OVI charges.

Burden of Proof in DUI Criminal Defense Cases: Under Ohio DUI - OVI Laws, all the advantages may appear to be given to law enforcement and the prosecution. It is the perception of law enforcement that leads to the accused being pulled over, being questioned, being forced to take field sobriety tests, take a Breathalyzer or submit to blood or urine tests. Refusal to submit to a breath, urine, or blood test is admissible as evidence in DUI - OVI criminal proceedings. Second or subsequent refusal is a misdemeanor of the first degree.

Defense of DUI Crime Charges: While it may seem as the cards are stacked against an individual that is pulled over for suspicion of a DUI - OVI, the accused does have rights. A DUI - OVI arrest does not automatically mean a conviction is a foregone conclusion. Our office has successfully represented many clients through the years charged with a DUI - OVI crime. When defending accused DUI - OVI clients we will examine every piece of evidence, talk to any available witnesses, scrutinize probable cause to initially pull you over - to search your vehicle - to make you perform roadside sobriety tests (that are designed to make you fail) - and to make you submit to a Breathalyzer (or blood / urine) tests. We will scrutinize the calibration of scientific devices used, as well as the actions of law enforcement before, during, and after the arrest. Each DUI - OVI case is inherently different.

Depending on the circumstances and evidence in a DUI - OVI case we may determine the best course of action may be to:

  • Negotiate to have your charges dropped or dismissed;
  • Negotiate to have your charges reduced;
  • Negotiate for a diversion program (when available);
  • Negotiate for probation instead of jail or prison time;
  • And when a trial is unavoidable, we will aggressively defend your legal rights with every legal resource available.

If you require professional legal services regarding DUI - OVI Defense or other Criminal Defense legal issues, be proactive in protecting your legal rights by seeking the legal advice of an experienced Toledo DUI - OVI Defense attorney - lawyer. Contact the Law Offices of Seneca Weirich Harden, LLC by calling 419.509.7537.

Law Offices of
Seneca Weirich Harden, LLC

4303 Talmadge Rd.,
Suite 201,
Toledo, Ohio 43623

Phone: 419.509.7537
Fax: 419.473.1929

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9:00AM - 5:00PM

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