Legal Blog & Information
Avoid a OVI / DUI This Holiday Weekend!
May 27, 2011 | General
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?
May 19, 2011 | General
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
April 22, 2011 | Administrative License Suspension, OVI / DUI Penalties
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
April 8, 2011 | OVI / DUI Law
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
March 28, 2011 | Defenses
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?
March 22, 2011 | General
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?
March 15, 2011 | OVI / DUI Law, OVI / DUI Penalties
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?
March 3, 2011 | OVI / DUI Law
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?
February 15, 2011 | OVI / DUI Penalties
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?
February 9, 2011 | OVI / DUI Penalties
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