Criminal Law

Criminal Law

Criminal Defense Attorney in Warren, Ohio

Professional Criminal Defense Legal Services You Can Afford

Criminal defense lawyer Charles A. Ziegler has over 30 years of experience defending clients in Warren, Mahoning and Trumbull counties who have been arrested for or charged with DUI/OVI, drug possession, a traffic offense and other crimes.

When You Need Experienced Criminal Law Defense

If you are facing prosecution for any criminal activity, your future hangs in the balance. Make sure you entrust it to an experienced professional. Charles A. Ziegler has the experience to guide you through the legal system, protect your constitutional rights, and help you make the best choices. Contact us for a free consultation today if you need experienced defense against criminal charges and related matters, including:

Fight Back Against DUI/OVI Charges in Ohio

If you've been charged with drunk driving (DUI/OVI/DWI/OMVI) in Trumbull County, Warren County, or Mahoning County, Ohio, you are faced with some frightening prospects. In the past 30 years, Ohio's DUI/OVI laws have changed more than any other criminal statute, and our state's drunk driving laws are quite complicated.

The actions that constitute a drunk driving crime have been expanded with the lowering of the legal blood alcohol concentration limit, and the potential penalties for a DUI/OVI conviction have greatly increased. If convicted of DUI/OVI in Ohio, you face jail time, fines, and suspension of your driver's license. Habitual offenders (drivers facing their second, third, or subsequent DUI) face stiffer fines, longer jail sentences and license suspensions, and additional punishment, including license plate impoundment and forfeiture of their motor vehicles.

Generally, two crimes can be charged in Ohio in connection with a drunk driving offense:

  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or a drug of abuse (often call OVI or DUI referring to operating a vehicle or driving while under the influence); and
  • Driving over the legal limit (often called a BAC referring to blood alcohol concentration of more than .08 percent).

Ohio DUI/OVI defense attorney Charles A. Ziegler provides experienced and professional defense representation to clients who have been charged with drunk driving in Ohio. He will diligently fight for your rights and challenge the prosecution every step of the way. He will examine and analyze the legality of the traffic stop, the performance of field sobriety testing, and the accuracy of blood, breath, or urine tests.

Contact Our Firm Now

Contact Trumbull and Warren County criminal defense attorney Charles A. Ziegler by calling 330-984-0609 if you need an experienced legal professional to represent you in your criminal case or other legal matter. Your first consultation is free and flexible payment plans are available.