Ohio DUI Overview
If you have been arrested for drunk driving charges, it is important to contact an attorney as soon as possible. Many people do not realize that a DWI (driving while impaired) charge impacts them under two areas of law - criminal and administrative.
At Lopez, Severt & Pratt, LPA, we have over 30 years of experience representing clients throughout Troy, Ohio, and surrounding areas. We work closely with citizens who are facing DUI/DWI charges, addressing both criminal and license issues. Contact our firm online or call (937) 335-5658 to schedule your free initial consultation.
Understanding the Consequences
Being criminally convicted of a DWI has numerous negative consequences, including:
- Points against your license
- Suspended driver's license
- Increased insurance costs
- Criminal record
Under the Implied Consent Law, you can be required to take a breathalyzer test when pulled over for suspicion of driving under the influence. If you refuse to do so and it is your first refusal, you will lose your license for six months. If it is a subsequent refusal or subsequent offense, you will lose your license for two years.
After you have taken a breath test, you have 30 days to request a hearing from the Department of Safety to protect your driving privileges.
Lawyers Solving Problems—Providing Legal Services to the Miami Valley for 30 Years
Formally established in 1996, Lopez, Severt & Pratt Co., L.P.A.'s lawyers have more than 100 years collective experience serving the Miami Valley communities of Ohio. Our firm is AV® Peer Review Rated™ by the Martindale-Hubbell® law directory, the highest recognition of ethical values and legal ability given by a lawyer's peers, and is listed in The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers™. Attorney Jose Lopez was a Super Lawyer from 2004 - 2008.
The focus of our practice
At the law firm of Lopez, Severt & Pratt, our attorneys are zealous protectors of your rights. We provide the same quality of service typically associated with very large law firms on a more personal level. We keep your individual needs in mind as we tailor our approach to your case.
The majority of our firm's practice is devoted to Criminal law, Domestic relations, Trials and appeals, Corporate law, Personal injury law, Wrongful death, Civil litigation. We also assist clients with probate and estate planning matters.
Client service is important to us
Every attorney at Lopez, Severt & Pratt is devoted to serving the needs of Ohio families, businesses, and individuals. We believe in attentive, high caliber care and work hard to produce positive outcomes to your legal problems. Former clients and other attorneys often refer difficult or complex cases to our law firm—they know we handle every transaction with the compassion, efficiency, and personal touch only decades of experience can bring.
Lawyers solving problems
Located in Troy, our lawyers regularly assist clients from Miami, Shelby, Darke, Montgomery, and surrounding counties. We perform home, hospital, or jail visits if you are unable to come to our office in person.
Contact Lopez, Severt & Pratt to schedule a consultation with a skilled Ohio trial lawyer. We operate on a contingency fee basis for personal injury, medical malpractice, and wrongful death cases.
COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Type of Cases Our Firm Handles:
I handle many types of cases to bench and jury trials including DUI, Criminal and Traffic.
We Think You Should Hire Us If:
You want a lawyer who will personally handle your file and will be available for consultation afternoons, evenings and weekends. I will fairly evaluate your case and determine the most favorable course. I will not hesitate to go to trial on your case; that decision, however, will ultimately be yours.
Our Firm Is Not Right For You If:
You are looking for a lawyer who will only tell you what you want to hear. I will work with you to honestly assess the facts of the case.
If You Want To Tell The Law Firm About Your Situation You Should:
I personally communicate with you whenever possible. If I am in Court when you call, you can leave a message. I personally guarantee you will hear back from me in 24-hours, or less - most often, much less. My office phone is (937) 335-5658.
The Typical Cost To Get Us Started Working On Your Case Is:
The cost varies depending on the allegation and facts of the case. A fee will be quoted at our initial consultation.
Our Clients Will Tell You That:
My level of experience, knowledge of the law, and personal familiarity with the judges, prosecutors, and system is a great advantage. In addition my personal and regular contact with clients, availability and involvement with every aspect of the case bring the most favorable results.
Our Philosophy On How We Approach Your Case Is:
Depending on the type of case I like to find out as much as I can about the facts of the case and talk to anyone who can help our defense. At that time we can discuss our options. The stronger our defense appears to the prosecutor, the better our chances are of getting a favorable result.
If You Want To Learn More About Our Firm You Should:
During your initial consultation I will answer any questions. The initial consultation is $100 and will be deducted from your fee if you hire me to assist you with your case. Please call (937) 335-5658.