Ohio DUI Overview
Allen, Hancock, Hardin, Sandusky, Union and Wood Counties DUI Lawyer- Roof Law Office
Tom Roof and Associate Patrick Potts are known as one of the top drunk driving defense firms in Ohio. The Roof Law Office and Associate Patrick Potts are known throughout the state as a hard-hitting, competent, and fighting defenders of your rights.
Attorneys Thomas Roof and Patrick Potts are located at 218 W. Columbus St. in Kenton, Ohio. You can reach us by phone at 419-674-4031/419-674-4032(office).
The Roof Law Office has been defending DUI's for 3 generations throughout Hardin, Logan, Hancock, Wyandot, Allen, and Seneca counties as well as others throughout the state.
Drunk Driving Law
Drunk Driving is a broad term that refers to a more specific charge. These charges include, DUI, DWI, Driving Under the Influence. You can be charged for driving while under the influence of any substance deemed to "impair" your reaction time, such as illegal drugs, prescription medication, marijuana, even over the counter medication. In addition to driving under the influence, you may also be charged for bicycling under the influence or boating under the influence.
A DUI charge can be as embarrassing as it is problematic for your driving record, employment, and freedom. A DUI can carry jail time, fines, license suspensions, and high fees at the BMV. Moreover, we realize the practical difficulties a DUI can bring such as an impounded car and personal property and the need for driving privileges. We will fight to have your property returned to you and your driving privileges granted as soon as possible.
The law is particularly hard on DUI and OVI repeat offenders. Even if you have a previous DUI or OVI offense on your record, you still have rights. If you have a prior DUI conviction within the past 6 years, you can expect a conviction for a second or subsequent DUI case to carry increased jail time, fines and drivers license suspensions. If you are charged with DUI in Central Ohio and have a prior DUI in any city or state, you need an experienced knowledgeable Central Ohio DUI attorney who will fight to maintain your right to drive and your freedom. The Roof Law Office can help you win your case, maintain your freedom and get on with your life.
Attorneys at Roof Law Office can help you:
Assess your legal situation.
An experienced Bellefontaine, Ohio DUI Defense lawyer can help you understand what you are up against and the fines you may be required to pay. A DUI lawyer mostly deals with DUI matters and knows the process inside and out – including options that a public defender may not tell you. In addition, we offer a free consultation – which may be worthwhile if you don’t understand the process.
Explain the consequences.
The consequences of a DUI vary greatly from state to state and the Bellefontaine, Ohio DUI lawyers at Roof Law Offices will be able to explain how those consequences in Ohio apply to you such as (1) harsher punishments for those arrested with BAC limits over .08 , (2) special laws for underage drivers arrested for DUI, (3) possible community service or plea bargaining, (4) overlapping jurisdiction of Courts and Ohio's Motor Vehicle licensing department to suspend or revoke your license, and (5) contingent license programs that allow you to use your vehicle to get to and from work.
Manage the process.
Dealing with Ohio's motor vehicle department can be frustrating and time consuming. Bellefontaine, Ohio DUI Lawyers at Roof Law Office can manage the process for you by completing the required forms; making phone calls; scheduling and/or representing you at a Motor Vehicle Department suspension hearing, and making other necessary arrangements.
Represent you in court.
An experienced DUI Lawyer knows the ins and outs of the courtroom and attorneys at Roof Law Office may be able to obtain a lesser sentence for you if your situation and Ohio law allow for it.