What should I do the day after a DUI/OVI arrest in Ohio?
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Facing DUI charges is daunting enough without compounding the circumstances by ignoring important details after the fact. One of the first things to find out is where your vehicle is. At the time of arrest, the officer will contact a towing company to move your vehicle. It makes sense that you would not have been allowed to drive the vehicle home.
Most likely, the officer presented you with the name and phone number of the company that impounded your vehicle. Often, you can arrange to retrieve your vehicle before you appear in court. The towing fees must be paid at the time of retrieval. Keep in mind that the charges compound daily.
Secondly, when is your first court appearance? This is extremely important information not to be ignored. Missing a court date without suitable cause can impact the outcome of your case. You only have so many days before appearing in court so do everything you can to make sure you are available that day and time.
Thirdly, consider how you will get your license back. At the time of arrest, your license is suspended. How long it is suspended for depends on whether this is your first offense, and whether you submitted to a sobriety test at the time you were stopped. Refusing to take a breath test will result in automatic suspension of one year. License suspension can be for as little as 90 days or permanent suspension. Often, there is jail time involved.
Your Primary Concern Should Be Hiring Your DUI/OVI Attorney
While there are some things crucial to be dealt with after your arrest, the primary concern should be contacting an experienced DUI attorney to represent you. We can answer any questions you may have regarding your case. While we can’t guarantee the outcome, we can guarantee that we will do everything we can to ensure the best possible outcome. We serve Richland County, Ashland County, and Knox Counties in Ohio. Call us for a free telephone consultation.