Cambridge, OH asked in DUI / DWI and Traffic Tickets for Ohio

Q: I am 25 and was stopped for speeding and had been drinking . This was my first DUI and my arraignment is in the morning

I’m currently not working , but should I plea not guiltily or guilty .

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Patrick DiChiro
Patrick DiChiro
  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • Independence, OH

A: I always recommend pleading not Guilty. The OVI is a high level misdemeanor. A first OVI carries 6 points on your license, which will definitely affect your insurance rates. You will also get a 1-3 year license suspension. So, this is something not to take lightly. It will have an impact on your future.

There are also financial sanctions and a potential for jail.

You should consult with an attorney. If you have no job, ask to see if you qualify for a public defender.

Best wishes,

Patrick DiChiro

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