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Mason, Ohio, DUI Lawyers

Mason, Ohio, sits about twenty minutes north of Cincinnati and hosts the Western & Southern Open, one of the top tennis tournaments in the United States. Inevitably, Mason residents and visitors occasionally find themselves in trouble with law enforcement.

If you’re facing charges for driving under the influence in Mason, Ohio, do not panic. Instead, contact a Mason, Ohio, DUI defense attorney as soon as possible.

Our Mason DUI lawyers at Gounaris Abboud, LPA, can defend your constitutional rights and fight to get your charges reduced or dismissed. Contact our Mason DUI lawyers today to schedule your free consultation so we can begin building your case.

Get started by calling (937) 222-1515 or filling out our online form.

How Does Ohio Define Driving Under the Influence?

Ohio law prohibits motorists from operating any vehicle on Ohio roads while under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or a combination of the two.

Ohio calls this violation operating a vehicle impaired (OVI) or driving under the influence (DUI). If you are facing charges for driving under the influence in Ohio, contact an OVI attorney at Gounaris Abboud right away.

Penalties for a DUI Conviction in Ohio

DUI penalties in Ohio increase for drivers with prior drunk driving-related convictions.

A first DUI conviction in Ohio carries the following penalties:

  • A minimum sentence of three days in jail
  • A maximum sentence of six months in jail
  • A fine of up to $1,075
  • Mandatory attendance of a driver’s intervention program
  • License suspension

If you receive a second DUI conviction within ten years of your first DUI conviction, it carries the following potential penalties:

  • A minimum sentence of ten days in jail
  • A maximum sentence of six months in jail
  • A fine of up to $1,625
  • License suspension
  • Vehicle impoundment

A third DUI conviction in Ohio carries the following potential penalties:

  • A minimum sentence of thirty days in jail
  • A maximum sentence of one year in jail
  • A fine of up to $2,750
  • License suspension
  • Mandatory participation in a drug/alcohol addiction program
  • Vehicle forfeiture

As you can see, you will face stiffer penalties if you receive multiple DUI convictions. If you are facing DUI charges in Ohio, our Mason DUI law firm can help you navigate your case.

Implied Consent in Ohio

The implied consent law in Ohio makes it a crime to refuse to submit to a chemical test to determine the alcohol or drug content of their blood. If you refuse to submit to the test, you can face charges for refusal, along with the charges for the underlying drunk driving charge.

Defenses to DUI Charges

A DUI conviction can result in extensive criminal penalties and difficulties in other areas of your life. A Mason, Ohio, DUI defense attorney can review the details of your case and determine if a legal defense applies. In some cases, an applicable legal defense can help convince the prosecutor to reduce or dismiss your charges.

Examples of valid defenses to a DUI charge are provided below:

  • Inaccurate blood test results
  • Lack of implied consent advisement
  • A lack of probable cause for your arrest

These are not the only defenses that apply to a DUI charge. Contact a DUI lawyer at Gounaris Abboud today to see if a legal defense exists in your case.

Looking for a DUI Lawyer in Mason, Ohio? Contact Our Team at Gounaris Abboud Today

Our team has extensive experience helping individuals accused of driving under the influence. We understand that facing criminal charges is one of the most stressful experiences someone can go through. With over 30 years of combined courtroom experience, we are confident in our ability to offer you high-quality, aggressive legal representation.

Nicolas G. Gounaris, one of our managing partners, is a seasoned attorney with experience as a prosecutor, magistrate, and acting judge a background that gives him a unique outlook on defending criminal cases.

Additionally, Mr. Gounaris has been recognized by the National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys (NACDA) as a “Nationally Ranked Top 10” in 2014 and 2015 and received nominations from his peers to the Super Lawyers list for eleven consecutive years, from 2012 through 2022.

Contact Gounaris Abboud online or call (937) 222-1515 today so we can put our knowledge and resources to work for you.

We offer free, no-obligation consultations.

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