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What Happens When You Get A DUI/OVI Charge In Northern Kentucky?

Man drinking beerWhat happens if you are stopped for drinking and driving on I-71 or I-75? Have you seen vehicles pulled over on Harrison Avenue, Wilmington Road, or Martin Luther King Drive because the driver is suspected of drinking and driving? Law enforcement officers are vigilant about stopping drivers suspected of drunk driving in the greater Cincinnati area and in Northern Kentucky.

When the police stop you on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, the officer may charge you with DUI/OVI as well as other offenses depending on the circumstances of the stop. If you have a child in the vehicle, you may be charged with endangering the life of a child. If you refuse to submit to a chemical test to determine your blood alcohol level, you will face a charge for refusal to submit and you can lose your driver’s license.

If the officers search your vehicle and find illegal substances, you will be charged with another offense. Being charged with drunk driving offense can have long-term, serious consequences on your future. What you do immediately after being charged with drunk driving can mitigate the severity of the penalties you are facing for a DUI/OVI conviction.

What Type of Attorney Do You Need for a DUI/OVI Charge in Northern Kentucky?

The first step when you are facing an offense is to hire an experienced DUI/OVI attorney. Whether your drunk driving offense occurred in downtown Cincinnati, or at home in Northern Kentucky, you need an attorney who has experience, skills, and resources to defend a DUI/OVI case in your area.

Experience Defending DUI/OVI Cases Counts

Kentucky DUI laws are complex and defenses are complicated and intricate. An attorney who does not have extensive experience defending DUI/OVI cases does not have the knowledge of the laws and DUI defenses required to present the best possible defense in your case.

You need an attorney who understands the local judicial system, who knows the judges that will be hearing your case, and is familiar with the prosecutors and officers involved in drinking and driving cases. This gives you an advantage because the attorney knows what to expect based on handling many cases; therefore, the attorney is better prepared to give you a reasonable expectation of potential outcomes based on the circumstances of your charge.

The more experience an attorney has the more knowledge he has of the ways to defend charges by using the laws to your advantage. This type of knowledge is only attained by handling case after case and building a DUI practice that has a history of successful outcomes.

Furthermore, a Northern Kentucky attorney who defends drunk drivers have resources such as investigators and experts who provide valuate assistance in identifying and preserving evidence to defend your drunk driving charges. In some cases, this could mean the difference between a guilty and innocent verdict.

Northern Kentucky DUI Attorneys Protect Your Legal Rights

The lawyers of The Farrish Law Firm, L.P.A. have the experience, skills, and resources necessary to help you with a charge. Contact our office as soon as possible following an arrest so we can begin to prepare a defense to help you avoid the negative consequences of a drunk driving charge. We have an office in Northern Kentucky, as well as one across the river in Downtown Cincinnati.