Experienced Columbus DUI Attorneys Help You Contest Felony Charges
Effectively handling multiple drunk driving convictions
A single charge for operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, called “OVI” in Ohio, can seriously disrupt your life. The suspension of your license, jail time and fines are all challenges to be dealt with before your life can return to normal. As additional convictions occur, the penalties become stiffer, and the prospect of a felony drunk driving charge becomes apparent.
Yavitch & Palmer concentrates on criminal defense cases and provides strong, creative defense strategies for any drunk driving charge, even those at the felony level. We bring an aggressive, yet professional attitude to every case, so you can be sure that the action taken is the right one for you.
The makings of a felony
There are serious consequences for misdemeanor drunk driving convictions — you can have your license suspended, incur heavy fines, lose your vehicle and even face jail time. Upon your fourth drunk driving arrest in six years or sixth within 20 years, the charge is increased to a felony, and the penalties become much more severe.
Aggravated vehicular assault and aggravated vehicular homicide charges
Aggravated vehicular assault is a serious crime, and when committed by drivers impaired by drugs or alcohol it can mean a second- or third-degree felony charge. Felonies carry mandatory prison sentences, and the fines for an AVA charge can be thousands of dollars. The most serious charge is aggravated vehicular homicide, punishable by up to 15 years in prison. DUI-related charges are more difficult to lower or reduce, but they’re also more difficult to prove.
Set up an appointment to discuss your felony DUI case in Columbus
Call us at 614-224-6142 or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment at our downtown Columbus office. Our are available during regular business hours as well as evenings and weekends when needed. By seeking out a criminal defense attorney at Yavitch & Palmer, you’re placing yourself in a stronger position to see a favorable outcome.