OVI/DUI And Drug Offense Convictions Are Costly
When it comes to OVIs and drug offenses in the state of Ohio, the consequences are constantly changing. One thing, however, remains the same: These penalties are harsh, and they can affect you for the rest of your life.
OVI (known as DUI) and drug offenses make up a major portion of criminal charges throughout the state of Ohio. Many individuals may be of the opinion that they be minor offenses due to the number of individuals who are arrested and charged. However, these offenses result in collateral penalties that many defendants are not aware. The additional penalties may include inability to obtain financial aid for continuing education after high school, termination of employment, driver’s license suspensions, increased insurance premiums, the inability to obtain employment, and possible deportation. Although many drug offenses are expungeable, OVIs are not and will affect the ability to expunge another criminal offense.
If you are charged with OVI or a drug offense, you need to hire an attorney as soon as possible. Often, the client has made statements to the investigating agencies and the attorney has to make up for lost time. Many times defendants, when represented, do not have motions filed on their behalf that might provide them the opportunity to have the case reduced or dismissed in its entirety.
Attorney Pat Farrell of Patrick M. Farrell Co. L.P.A. in Brooklyn Heights, Cleveland, OH reviews all the evidence from booking videos, dash cams, body cams, and other evidentiary materials in order to determine the basis of the allegations that are brought against the clients and make a determination as to whether law enforcement acted and performed their duties in a lawful manner which would affect the outcome of the case.
Recreational Marijuana Is Still Illegal In Ohio
Mr. Farrell can represent you in misdemeanor and felony cases involving dealing, trafficking or possession. While Ohio will soon allow the use of medical marijuana, all other reasons for drug possession (or dealing or trafficking) are still illegal.
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We help both Ohio residents and out-of-state individuals fight OVI/DUI offenses and drug charges. With every client who comes through our door, we explore every possibility and perform extensive research and investigation. Each case comes with different circumstances, evidence and individuals. We will listen to what has happened to you and create a legal plan that works uniquely for you and your best interests. We have represented clients in many cases in which we have worked diligently to have reduced or dismissed in their entirety.