We're Available 24/7!

937.685.7006

Good Things HappenWhen We Go to Court

Legal News & Information

  • How to Avoid a DUI This Holiday Season

    The most effective (and admittedly obvious) way to avoid a DUI this holiday season is to stay out of the driver’s seat when you’ve had too much to drink. Once Halloween rolls around and the holiday season kicks into high gear, there seems to be endless opportunity for celebration and drinking, and where there is an abundance of alcohol, there is an abundance of opportunity to hop behind the wheel ...
    Continue Reading
  • Increase in DUI Arrests During the Summer

    Summer months are a time for getting out and about, celebrating holidays and events, and finding reprieve from school and work. While summer is certainly cause for celebration, it is also one of the more dangerous times of the year, especially on public roads and highways. In addition to increased accident risks created by young drivers on summer vacation, out-of-town tourists who aren’t familiar ...
    Continue Reading
  • How the Legalization of Marijuana Has Affected Car Accidents Rates

    Recent years have seen an increase in the number of states legalizing marijuana for recreational and medicinal use, as well as decriminalizing possession of pot under certain circumstances – such as when individuals possess a small amount for personal use. While these new laws have been hailed as victories in spite of America’s infamous War on Drugs, they have also introduced new concerns to ...
    Continue Reading
  • The Consequences of a Wet Reckless Charge

    If you have been arrested for a DUI/OVI , you may have the ability to plead your case and receive lesser charges. Called a “wet reckless” charge, Ohio drivers may be able to take advantage of a plea bargain for the less serious charge. Commonly, a wet reckless charge is offered when the driver’s blood alcohol content (BAC) is close to .08% or when there are holes in the prosecution’s case that ...
    Continue Reading
  • How Multiple DUI/OVI Convictions Can Affect Your Future

    Even one DUI/OVI conviction can result in hefty fines, jail time, and the potential loss of your driving privileges. Multiple DUI/OVI convictions can result in very serious consequences, and can even affect your future. Learn more about the impact multiple convictions may have on your life. The Consequences of Multiple DUI/OVI Convictions Repeat DUI/OVI offenses can result in some serious ...
    Continue Reading
  • What’s the Difference Between a DUI and a Wet Reckless?

    A wet reckless is a reduced plea deal for drivers charged with driving under the influence of alcohol. Instead of pleading guilty to a DUI , a driver may plead to a wet reckless and evade the harsh consequences of a DUI conviction. A wet reckless plea agreement can reduce the amount of points on your license, keep you out of jail, and minimize the fines you are required to pay. While some states ...
    Continue Reading
  • Understanding Your Rights at a DUI Checkpoint

    States have different laws regarding driving under the influence (DUI) checkpoints. Many states have passed implied consent laws, which prevent people suspected of driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol from refusing to take blood, breath, or urine tests to determine blood alcohol content (BAC). Ohio is no different. In a DUI checkpoint, an officer will stop your car and ask you a few ...
    Continue Reading
  • What If I Am Arrested for Marijuana Drug Possession but Have a Medical Card?

    According to Ohio law, recreational marijuana use is still illegal, although people who have a medical marijuana card will be able to possess a small amount of the substance for treatment. These laws are extremely new, however. Medical marijuana use only became legalized in September of 2016. Likewise, dispensaries should be open by September 2018. Until the laws have been finalized, the Ohio ...
    Continue Reading
  • Misdemeanor vs Felony Drug Crimes

    While criminal justice reform has transitioned much of the nation’s approach away from draconian laws and sentences that favored harsh punishment over rehabilitation in drug crime cases, there are still very real consequences to being charged with a drug crime. This is especially true when there are aggravating circumstances in a case, such as prior convictions, or when crimes rise to the level of ...
    Continue Reading
  • When is a DUI a Felony?

    Driving under the influence (DUI), known as Operating a vehicle impaired (OVI) in Ohio is a serious criminal offense that poses substantial short- and long-term consequences to those who are convicted. While any DUI / OVI offense can result in fines, imprisonment, a criminal record, driver’s license suspension, probation, and other penalties, there are certain situations where drivers can face ...
    Continue Reading
  • 3 Ways to Avoid a DUI on St. Patrick's Day

    While St. Patrick’s Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick, started as a religious celebration of the patron saint of Ireland in the early 17 th century, it has since become a slightly more secular celebration of the Emerald Isle and Irish culture in general. In North America, people have celebrated St. Patrick’s Day since the late 18 th century, which includes parades, religious observances, wearing ...
    Continue Reading
  • When Does a DUI Become a Felony in Ohio?

    In Ohio, driving with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08% or more can lead to a charge of driving under the influence ( DUI ) or operating a vehicle under the influence (OVI). If you’ve never been accused of an OVI, you may not know that most first-time OVI charges are misdemeanors. These offenses carry significantly fewer or less severe punishments than felonies. For example, for a first-time ...
    Continue Reading
  • NAFDD Recognizes L. Patrick Mulligan As Among Top DUI Attorneys in Ohio

    Attorney L. Patrick Mulligan was recently identified as one of the top DUI attorneys in Ohio by the National Advocacy for DUI Defense (NAFDD), an organization that awards the nation’s best private DUI attorneys. This is the fourth consecutive year that Mr. Mulligan has been honored with this distinction. A highly specialized field, DUI defense requires the expertise of a highly skilled attorney ...
    Continue Reading
  • Do I Have to Talk to the Police During a Traffic Stop?

    Being pulled over for any reason can be a stressful experience. Whether or not you have anything to hide, a routine stop can quickly go south if the law enforcement officer suspects that you have committed or are currently committing a crime. In this situation, it is extremely important that you are aware of your rights. Sometimes, drivers are not treated fairly or legally by law enforcement, ...
    Continue Reading
  • Field Sobriety Tests: How They Can Hurt Your DUI Case

    When an officer pulls over a driver on suspicion of DUI , they may ask the driver to step out of their vehicle and perform a series of tests. These tests, which have been designed by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), were designed to provide officers with evidence of a person’s alleged level of intoxication. However, the truth of the matter is that these tests set ...
    Continue Reading
Page of 2

Work With a Criminal Law Specialist

When your future is at stake, do not wait to act.

Choose a board certified criminal law specialist with decades of experience in the field. Fill out the form below or call our firm at 937.685.7006 for more information about the defense we provide.

  • Please enter your name.
  • Please enter your email address.
    This isn't a valid email address.
  • Please enter your phone number.
    This isn't a valid phone number.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.