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elyria, oh 44035

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DUI / Traffic Overview

Elyria, Ohio, DUI Attorney

Each year it seems the legislature increases the severity of drunk driving penalties. With the attention the media directs to repeat drunk driving offenders, plea-bargaining has become more difficult. We understand that people make mistakes. Despite this, you still deserve an aggressive defense to your charge of DUI or traffic violation. To learn how to protect your driver's license, call the Elyria, Ohio, law office of Geoffrey R. Smith at 440-323-2201. We represent people throughout Lorain and Cuyahoga counties.

Ohio DUI and DWI Defense

Challenging a traffic stop that resulted in a drunk driving charge, our experienced criminal defense attorneys will ensure that your rights are protected. We will challenge the validity of the traffic stop, a field sobriety test, and breathalyzer test.
Defending you against a charge of OVI or DUI involves two separate processes.
Civilly, we will do all we can to protect your driving privileges. We will contest the revocation of your license and petition the officer to grant you Occupational and/or Limited driving privileges allowing you to drive to work and to take care of your family. During a DMV hearing, we will also have the chance to hear the state's case against you and have the possibility to question the arresting officer.

Criminally, our attorneys will defend you vigorously, including negotiating for a fair plea bargain with the state to obtain a reduced sentence, a dismissed charge, or an alternative sentence. Depending on your prior record, you may face felony and misdemeanor charges for a DUI. We will advocate to get you the best resolution of your case given the circumstances. A DUI is an enhanceable offense, meaning the more convictions you receive, the more likely you will receive a more severe sentence.

Ohio Traffic Violation Defense

Traffic tickets can easily pile-up, overwhelming an individual already struggling to make ends meet. Failing to work with the court can make your situation even worse. Our attorneys will sit down to find a way to get your traffic tickets paid off and license reinstated. We will strive to arrange a suitable plan to pay your fines for charges of driving under suspension, speeding, and reckless driving. You may be concerned about the addition of points to your driving, resulting in an increase in your insurance premiums. We will vigorously seek to minimize the number of points and keep your driving record as clean as possible.

For more information about your DUIs and traffic violations, call the law firm of Geoffrey R. Smith at 440-323-2201. Schedule a free initial consultation with one of our attorneys. Fill out the attached form to contact us.


DISCLAIMER: This site and any information contained herein are intended for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. Seek competent legal counsel for advice on any legal matter.

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Geoffrey R. Smith, Attorney at Law, provides professional and personal legal representation in the areas of DUI,
Traffic Violations, Personal Injury & Medical Malpractice, Criminal Defense, Family Law, Divorce & Dissolution,
Felonies & Misdemeanors, Estate Planning/Wills & Trusts.