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Do I need a lawyer for a first DUI offense?

Man in HandcuffsIf you were driving while intoxicated and there is strong evidence to back it up—such as elevated blood alcohol content (BAC), witnesses attesting to your erratic driving behavior, and failed field sobriety tests—the odds may seem stacked against you. Anytime you are arrested, you need the help of an experienced DUI attorney to defend your case.

A DUI lawyer can aid you in many ways, acting as your ally when it seems no one is on your side. Some scenarios might include:

  • If there are facts about your case that could increase your penalty, such as an extremely high BAC, an accident that caused injuries, or having a child in the car at the time of DUI.
  • If there were procedural issues during your arrest or questions about the accuracy of the BAC.

An experienced Cincinnati DUI lawyer can help you come up with a reasonable plan of action to reduce your penalties. For the best chance of success, remember that a lawyer who regularly handles DUI cases has more knowledge on the intricacies of DUI law and is more likely to get you a favorable outcome. Especially if your case isn’t straightforward, a DUI lawyer will be able to obtain a better outcome for you than you could alone

At The Farrish Law Firm, L.P.A., our DUI lawyers have been helping individuals across Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky for 36 years. We’ll give you the information you need to make a decision about how to proceed with your DUI case. Whatever you decide, we’ll help you get there.