Have you been charged with a DUI in Ohio? It’s frightening and it’s serious. The fear can paralyze people and lead them to make bad decisions. Take a deep breath and the first thing you should do is contact the best criminal defense attorney who will work tirelessly to build a strong defense. There could be the smallest of details that will be the very thing that saves you from being convicted. The criminal defense attorney will go over all the details of the arrest and find every possible way to fight and beat your DUI charge.

However, there are a few things that could complicate your case by forming a doubt on your credibility, intent, and even your reliability.

  • Never post about your DUI arrest on any social media platforms. Avoid discussing it online at all. Never make references to drinking or have pictures of people drinking that can be used against you in your case. Nothing is completely secure that you put out there even if you have the privacy settings on. There is always a “friend of a friend” and screenshots that can kill your case.
  • Lay low until your hearing is over – you don’t want to draw any attention to yourself at a party, or anywhere else that could drum up negativity to your case. Trouble comes in waves and even if you didn’t do anything wrong to get in trouble in the first place, the last thing you need is to add any greater degree of difficulty to the situation.
  • Don’t drive while your license is suspended. Not only will you face heavy monetary charges but you could find yourself in jail.
  • Always show up for your court date or a bench warrant will be issued for your arrest and you will end up with a stain on your record. Not showing up will cast doubt on your willingness to cooperate, your reliability and your understanding of the severity of the charges. All of this will reflect negatively and hurt your chances of ever being treated with leniency.

The Bottom Line: Hiring the right criminal defense attorney in Ohio can make a big difference to the outcome of your case. You should expect that your attorney will be knowledgeable, experienced, enthusiastic and willing and able to communicate with you throughout your entire case. Call me, I can help. 513.260.2099