Criminal Law

Felony DUI

Felony DUI/DWI Attorney in Warren, Ohio

Driving while intoxicated (DUI/DWI) is being prosecuted more and more aggressively. It is now also commonly referred to OVI or operating a vehicle while intoxicated. The penalties for being convicted of felony DUI are varied and severe, which is why it is so important to have a skilled criminal defense attorney on your side.

Charles A. Ziegler and his team have been helping the residents of Ohio charged with felony DUI/DWI for over thirty years. We understand that along with the court-imposed penalties, a DUI/DWI charge can affect your relationships, job and ability to get a job and housing. If you have been charged with a felony DUI/DWI it is important to contact an attorney as soon as possible so that you can explore your options and begin building your criminal defense.

The consequences of a felony DUI conviction can include:

  • Expensive fines
  • Probation
  • Jail time in excess of one year
  • License suspension or restriction for a period of one to five years
  • Permanent revocation of your driver's license
  • Court-ordered treatment for alcohol or drug abuse
  • Forfeiture or impoundment of your vehicle
  • An ignition interlock device requiring a breathalyzer test to start your vehicle, installed at your own expense.

At the law offices of Charles A. Ziegler, we will investigate all the circumstances surrounding the initial contact with the police, the arrest and how you were treated and processed through the system. We are adept at finding errors, omissions, or mistakes made by the arresting offices. The key to fighting the charges is a strong defense, built on thorough investigation.

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We will also try to preserve your driving record and your ability to maintain your license and driving privileges. We will attempt to negotiate with the prosecutor to reduce the charges and we will always try to persuade the court for leniency when it comes to sentencing, should you be convicted. We might suggest you enroll in a substance abuse counseling program to show the court you are serious about the charges and are trying to change.

Drunk driving is a serious charge with serious consequences, but we can help show the court that you recognize the gravity of the situation. Contact us in our Warren and Newton Falls locations to schedule a free consultation if you have been charged with felony DUI/DWI. Let us fight for your rights today and help protect your record and driving privileges.