Criminal Attorney Columbus Ohio

Even as you face a felony charge in Ohio, you still have rights – and all it takes to best assert them is having the proper criminal defense attorney at your side. Serving Columbus, Franklin County, and the entire Ohio State, The Rutan Law Firm provides you with the necessary legal assistance to defend the criminal charges leveled against you. Whether it involves a DUI or an OMVI offense, a drug-related charge or a graver felony, a criminal accusation will make a serious impact on your person and reputation.

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    Delaware County Drunk Driving Defense Attorney

    Driving drunk is a felony in Delaware County, Ohio and is currently referred to as “OVI”, operating a vehicle under the influence. In Delaware County, OVI is a serious criminal offense requiring your undivided attention. First-time drunk driving offenders are treated harshly under Ohio drunk driving laws which are called DWI/DUI/OVI laws. If convicted, at a minimum, you could be faced with a six-year criminal record, the loss of you driver’s license for up to one year, three days in jail, and a $1,000 fine . Even if this is your first drunk driving conviction, all of the above penalties apply. You need an experienced and knowledgeable Delaware County Ohio Drunk Driving Defense Attorney to see to it that the charges are either dismissed outright or are lowered to the minimum possible classification.

    If you are arrested and charged with a DUI/OVI in Delaware County Ohio you’ll need a compassionate criminal defense attorney working hand in hand with you to help you to avoid potential jail time and fines. The penalties for first-time offenders are harsh enough. Second offenses carry a 10 day to one-year prison sentence, a $350 to $1,500 fine, and 1 to 5 years suspended driver’s license. A third OVI conviction in Delaware County Ohio and you’ll be looking at 30 days minimum, the same fine and 10 years in maximum in prison. The fourth and subsequent offenses carry a minimum of 60 days in jail up to one year, up to $10,000 in fines and a suspension of driving priveledges for 3 years.

    As Delaware County criminal defense and OVI defense attorneys, the Law Office of John P.M. Rutan will provide you with aggressive and forward-thinking legal representation. We will question every possible item in the police case against you, utilizing our years of experience and leaving no stone unturned. We have a successful track record in handling Delaware County OVI charges and have had OVI charges thrown out of court or have arranged very favorable plea deals to help clients avoid jail and restore their good name. Call our Delaware County drunk driving attorneys today.


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