There are three great ways to fight a DUI.
One. By suppressing as much of the evidence as possible based on a variety of reasons. Less evidence or no evidence can lead to an acquital or dismissal.
Two. Mitigate the offense. If we can’t beat it we negotiate it. We can ask for a reduction to something other than DUI/OVI based on all the great factors that you exhibit. This is an effective tactic if we can’t get ALLthe evidence supressed but have weakened the State’s case through a motion to suppress.
If we can’t mitigate the offense, it becomes a case of damage control. We will try to negotiate the minimum sentence possible by statute.
I always tell my clients to get an alcohol assessment right away. Then I tell them to follow up with any treatment and go to AA meetings. These are things that can help mitigate your situation. Sometimes it can even convince a reluctant prosecutor to reconsider giving you a reduction from the DUI to another offense that was not being considered before you got treatment.
If you or a family member has been arrested for DUI or OVI in the Columbus Area – call me, Mark Wieczorek, or one of my qualified associates at 614-827-2000. We are available 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. Because now is the perfect time to put a team that includes a FORMER POLICE OFFICER and a FORMER PROSECUTOR to work….for you!