Legal Blog & Information

Avoid a OVI / DUI This Holiday Weekend!

My name is Mark Wieczorek and I am the managing attorney of Suhre & Associates which limits its practice to OVI defense to Columbus, Ohio and the surrounding counties. This blog is written by me to help potential clients in the Columbus area that have been charged with an OVI. The holidays are always a… read more

Think You Can Talk Your Way Out Of An OVI?

Most of my clients think that they can. All of them were charged with a DUI anyway. The best thing to say to the police is that you are not making any admissions. It is the best thing to say because just about everything thing you say can, and will, be used against you. Most… read more

Waiver Of Reinstatement Fee On A DUI

The Judge said that he waived your reinstatement fee when he terminated the administrative license suspension (ALS), but the BMV still says that you have to pay it, what happened? When you are convicted of a DUI first offense in six years and placed under a 6 month to 3 year suspension it will automatically… read more

3 Ways To Fight An OVI

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… read more

OVI / DUI Overview

First off, your DUI is not a simple matter. It is complex, but not complicated. A DUI is a misdemeanor of the first degree. It is the highest level misdemeanor you can be charged with. Even on a first DUI, you are exposed to the following consequences: mandatory jail, mandatory fine, mandatory license suspension, a… read more

Can You Help Me With Legal Matters Other Than OVI / DUI?

We typically limit our practice to Columbus, OVI / DUI defense, criminal defense or traffic matter in the Columbus area, but we will consult with you on any legal matter you have. If it is a matter outside that, we will still consult with you, but would rather give you no advice than bad advice…. read more

Is a OVI / DUI in Columbus a Big Deal?

Yes, if convicted of a DUI in Ohio you face mandatory jail, fines, court costs, and license suspension. There will be a time called a “hard suspension” where the Judge is not able to grant you limited driving privileges for any reason at all. A DUI in Ohio is a Misdemeanor of the first degree…. read more

Were you charged with OVI / DUI and the police didn’t see you drive?

My name is Michael Puterbaugh and I am the managing attorney of Suhre & Associates who limits his practice to OVI defense in Columbus, Ohio. This blog is written by me to help potential clients in the Columbus area that have been charged with an OVI. Charged with a DUI; you’re wondering how the police… read more

When Can I Serve My Time For DUI?

If you get sentenced to more than three days in jail for DUI in Columbus, the Judge will typically grant a stay on days. What this means is that you have some discretion as to when you want to serve your days. However, the time has to begin within a reasonable amount of time. Typically,… read more

Can I Do My Jail Time On Weekends?

If you are convicted of a, low tier, first offense DUI in Ohio your attorney may be able to negotiate the jail time to be served in a 3 day driver’s intervention program in lieu of jail. This is typically from Thursday until Sunday night. The balance of any other jail time imposed by the… read more