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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    Franklin County Drunk Driving Defense Attorney

    Drunk driving is a serious crime in Franklin County Ohio requiring that you hire an experienced DUI defense lawyer. You may be facing potential jail time and fines, and a drunk driving conviction will remain on your record for six years. A drunk driving conviction will be held against you in second and third offenses. The penalties for a second offense is a minimum of ten days in jail and for a third offense, the minimum is thirty days in jail. Fines can range from $500 to $2000. If you refuse to take a blood alcohol content, BAC test, you will face a mandatory one-year suspension of your driver’s license. Second and third times refusal to take the test will result in a two-year license suspension.

    If you are accused of DUI it’s a good idea to hire a Franklin County drunk driving defense attorney to check to see if the police did their jobs properly. There are certain areas that need to be examined to make sure that the police acted in accordance with their duties and statutory procedures. If the police fail to properly execute any of the following three procedures it could result in the evidence that was gathered being declared inadmissible in court and the charges against you being dropped. Were your constitutional rights violated during the initial stop and search? Was the Breathalyzer device properly calibrated? Was the field sobriety test properly administered by an adequately trained officer?

    All in all, you’ve got a fighting chance in defending yourself against charges of DUI if you hire the right Franklin County DUI defense lawyer. Contact the the Law Office of John P.M. Rutan today for a free consultation at 614-307-4343, and for a passionate and professional defense of your legal rights.


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