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Cincinnati DUI Lawyer

Ohio Drunk Driving Laws

The state of Ohio takes a tough stance on driving under the influence of alcohol/drugs (DUI). If you or someone you love has been arrested and charged with DUI, state-imposed penalties can have a significant impact on your finances, freedom, and future. With so much on the line, the need for a proven Cincinnati DUI attorney and a solid defense strategy is critical to helping you protect your rights and pursue the most positive resolution possible.

With decades of experience in the field of criminal defense and DUI law, L. Patrick Mulligan & Associates, LLC has earned a reputation for our ability to effectively protect the rights of clients facing even the most serious allegations. Whether it’s a first-time offense, a DUI/OVI with a prior conviction, or a felony case involving aggravating circumstances, our Ohio DUI law firm stands ready to provide the support and guidance you need during these difficult times.

Discuss your charges and how our Cincinnati DUI lawyers can help by calling (937) 685-7006 or contacting us online. Consultations are FREE and confidential.

DUI/OVI Cases Our Cincinnati DUI Lawyers Handle

Our Cincinnati DUI attorneys leverages extensive experience and insight to handle all types of DUI cases, including:Glass of alcohol with car keys

  • First DUI & multiple DUI
  • Underage DUI
  • Marijuana DUI/DUI drugs
  • Felony DUI (including DUI causing injury or death)
  • License suspension and administrative hearings
  • Chemical test refusals

Ohio OVI Penalties

In Ohio, the penalties you may face for conviction of DUI include:

  • Hefty fines
  • Time in jail
  • Installation of IID (ignition interlock device)
  • Suspension of license
  • Alcohol / drug treatment
  • Community service

First-Offense DUI Penalties in Ohio

First-time DUI offenders in OH will be penalized with:

  • Up to $1,000 in fines
  • Up to a 90-day license suspension (one-year suspension for refusing to take chemical test)
  • Up to three days in jail

Aggravating Factors for DUI in Ohio

Those penalties can be significantly elevated in cases involved “aggravating circumstances” or felony allegations, such as:

  • High BAC levels
  • Having a child passenger in the vehicle
  • Causing accidents and injuries
  • Driving on a suspended license

Our Cincinnati DUI attorneys explore all available strategies when defending against these penalties, from evaluating the protocol of arresting officers and admissibility of evidence to pursuing dismissals, charge and penalty reductions, and alternative sentencing options. Our Cincinnati DUI attorneys also represent clients when protecting their driving privileges during administrative proceedings with Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV).

How Long Does a DUI Stay on Your Record in Ohio?

In Ohio, a DUI conviction will generally remain on your driving record for a specific period of time. The duration for which a DUI stays on your record can vary based on the severity of the offense and whether it is a first or repeat offense. Here are the general guidelines for how long a DUI/OVI conviction may stay on your record in Ohio:

First Offense:

  • A first-time DUI/OVI offense will generally stay on your driving record for six years.

Second Offense:

  • If you receive a second DUI/OVI offense within six years of your first offense, the conviction will typically remain on your driving record for ten years.

Third Offense and Subsequent Offenses:

  • The convictions may remain on your driving record permanently if you have three or more DUI/OVI offenses.

It's important to note that these are general guidelines, and individual circumstances can affect the duration of the record. Additionally, while a DUI conviction may stay on your driving record for a specific period, it can have long-lasting implications, such as increased insurance rates, employment considerations, and potential impact on future legal matters.

Ohio DUI Defense Backed by Experience & Expertise

Our firm is led by Attorney L. Patrick Mulligan, a nationally recognized criminal and DUI attorney in Cincinnati, OH who has become known for his diligent and dedicated approach to defending clients.

Here are a few of his distinctions that have helped set our firm apart:

  • Attorney Mulligan began his legal career as a former prosecutor with the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s office. His insight of the “other side” shapes our approach when negotiating on behalf of clients and attacking the government’s case.
  • As a Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, Attorney Mulligan is one of just 24 practicing attorneys in the state of Ohio recognized by the NBTA for his expert knowledge in criminal law.
  • With a record of proven results in all types of misdemeanor, felony, federal, and DUI cases, Attorney Mulligan has been named among the Top 100 Trial Lawyers, and is continually included in the prestigious Ohio Super Lawyers® list.
  • As a long-standing member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), Attorney Mulligan stays apprised of the latest laws, legal trends, and case law involving DUI crimes, enforcement, and prosecution.

Have Your Case Reviewed by a Skilled Cincinnati DUI Attorney

Time is a critical factor in defending against DUI allegations, which is why our Cincinnati DUI defense lawyers at L. Patrick Mulligan & Associates, LLC is available 24/7 to help when it matters most. During a free case evaluation, you can learn more about the charges and penalties involved in your case and discuss what our firm can do to guide you through the process ahead.

Contact our Cincinnati DUI lawyers today to get started: (937) 685-7006.

Proof of Our Success

Read Our Client Testimonials

At L. Patrick Mulligan & Associates, LLC, your satisfaction is our priority! See for yourself what our clients have to say about working with us.

    "I had a very difficult case that took longer than usual but they never gave up on it."

    Extremely pleased with L. Patrick Mulligan and Associates. They helped me through every step of the process and worked hard for me. I had a very difficult case that took longer than usual but they never gave up on it. Thank you!

    - Megan
    "Patrick and his team are the only choice!"
    My husband was forced to defend himself at our home but that put him in jail. I first went with another lawyer, Mike Mills, who took my money and that was it. Feeling hopeless, I contacted Patrick’s team and they didn’t disappoint. Within 3 hours, Patrick was at jail speaking with my husband and a few days later, Patrick had him home. When you call the office, everyone helps you. You are not just another case to them; I know and experienced it. They are a team you want to be on your family’s side! Thank you Patrick and Laura and team - you are the best, thank you!
    - Jackson
    "When he walks in, all the fear melts away and he comes out swinging."
    My family and I have used Patrick for different cases. A child custody as well as DUI. Initially you may feel scared and want to keep calling but in the end he has always proven that he is the best of the best. When he walks in, all the fear melts away and he comes out swinging. He knows what he's doing. Child custody WON! DUI best possible outcome! I wouldn't hire anyone but him. I highly recommend! Thanks Mr. Mulligan and staff!

    - Satisfied Client
    "You helped me with a life changing situation and I'm a better father and son with your help and support."
    I want to personally thank you, Patrick and everyone else who did an amazing job on my cases. I've unfortunately dealt with a lot of attorney's over the years and you guys were the first one's I've ever trusted or felt that you really did what you said you were going to do!! Myself and my family couldn't thank you enough. You helped me with a life changing situation and I'm a better father and son with your help and support.
    - Brian
    "Best Lawyer ever."
    Patrick Mulligan took on my case in May 1996 not knowing how things would go. My case being his first Big case. He saved my life. I have still to this day will always remember and be Thankful to him for trusting and believing in me. I was a mother of a daughter 19 months old who as killed by my boyfriend at the time. The state tried to prove me for child endangering and wanting me to serve 18 months in prison. Parick didnt know until that point what he had gotten into . Patrick did everything he could to prove I was a good mother. It was almost a year after my daughters life was taken. We went to trail and I stood on the stand with all my friends and Dr.'s. Patrick worked so hard for me and we won and here I am 15 years later . I found his web site and had to tell my story. Anyone who needs his help he will work as hard as he can for anyone he believs in. I'm so gald to see he is still in Cinti helping people. Thank you Patrick. I will talk to you soon.
    - Stacy
    "I would recommend him to anybody."
    Patrick Mulligan is one of the few attorney's in Dayton that takes no bullshit I would recommend him to anybody
    - Justin
    "Help in the Middle of the Night"
    Mr. Mulligan made all the difference in my case. Through his yellow page ad, I was able to reach him in the middle of the night, after my ex-wife had me falsely arrested for Domestic Violence Verbal. He was prompt in coming to my assistance. He went out of his way to help reach my family so that they could get me released from holding. He answered all my questions and walked me through the entire process. He was able to get the results I was hoping for at the pre-trial, so that we did not actually have to go through an actual trial. Mr. Mulligan exceeded all my expectations and I would recommend him to anyone who finds themselves in a similar unfortunate situation. He was a Godsend for me.
    - Mark
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