Need a Cincinnati DUI probation lawyer? Suhre & Associates is highly experienced at handling DUI / OVI cases in the Cincinnati, OH area. We’ve successfully represented countless clients facing OVI probation.
Whether you want to fight for a favorable probationary sentence in your case, or avoid a conviction and stay off probation altogether, we’ll aggressively fight to help you reach a favorable outcome. When you have our legal team in your corner, you’ll have more than 100+ years of combined experience, a former police officer, and a former prosecutor standing up for you.
Don’t waste any time wondering what to do. Every minute you waste the state is actively building its case against you. Contact our Cincinnati, Ohio law office at (513) 333-0014 today for a free consultation.
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How Can Suhre & Associates Help With Cincinnati DUI Probation?
Suhre & Associates Cincinnati DUI criminal defense lawyers are prepared to help you through every step of OVI probation. We can help you fight the case to try to avoid probation and help you stay compliant with probation if you are convicted.
If you are accused of a DUI/OVI in Cincinnati, we can help you fight the case, doing things like:
- FIling motions to suppress BAC test results
- Arguing police violated your Miranda rights
- Challenging the legality of the traffic stop
- Cross examining police and other witnesses
- Negotiating with the District Attorney
- Taking the case to trial
No matter what strategy is appropriate in your case, our team will find it and use it to your advantage. Criminal defense is always an uphill battle, and you need a team that truly cares on your side.
If you are convicted of DUI/OVI, our team can help you argue for a lenient probationary sentence, and help advise you on how to remain compliant with the terms of DUI probation. Call today to discuss your case – your initial consultation is 100% free of charge.
What Are the Conditions of DUI Probation in Cincinnati?
If you are convicted of a DUI/OVI in Ohio, you will face a mandatory jail term. In addition to jail, probation is typically ordered as part of a sentence as well. The length of probation, and the conditions an individual is subject to, vary from person to person. Only your lawyer can properly advise you about the conditions you are facing.
Some common DUI/OVI probationary conditions in Cincinnati include:
- Completion of a driver’s intervention program
- Completion of a substance abuse assessment and treatment program
- Payment of all outstanding fines, court costs, and monitoring fees
- Maintaining absolute sobriety and taking drug and alcohol tests
- SCRAM ankle monitoring for alcohol use
- Meeting with probation officer
- Restrictions on driving
- Community service
- No further law violations tolerated
This list is not exhaustive, but includes the most common conditions for OVI probation. Probation can last for several months or even years, depending on your criminal record and number of previous DUI convictions.
At Suhre & Associates, we understand that these conditions can have a huge impact on your life. Our compassion for our clients means we will fight as hard as we can to avoid a conviction and the imposition of probation. If you are convicted, we will work to make sure you understand what you need to do to remain compliant.
What Happens if You Violate OVI Probation in Cincinnati?
When you are placed on OVI probation, the judge imposes and stays (postpones) a certain amount of jail time to be served only if you violate probation. The jail sentence can be quite lengthy, and serves as a deterrent to keep people from violating probation.
If your probation officer thinks that you have violated a term of your probation, they will notify the court and a warrant for your arrest will be issued. Then, one of two things could happen. First, the court could have a hearing about the violation, and reprimand you for it, but allow you to remain on probation.
The other outcome is much worse. For serious violations or repeat violations of probation, it is likely your probation will be revoked. A probation revocation hearing only requires the violation to be proven by a preponderance of the evidence. This is a much lower standard than beyond a reasonable doubt, which is required for a criminal conviction. This means it is very easy for the state to send you back to jail for violating probation.
You have the right to an attorney during probation revocation hearings. Suhre & Associates takes these hearings very seriously, and can help you defend yourself against alleged violations.
Contact the DUI Attorney in Cincinnati for Help with your DUI Probation
If you have been accused or convicted of a DUI/OVI in Ohio, you need Cincinnati DUI probation lawyers at Suhre & Associates fighting for you.
Our team of experienced DUI defense lawyers will work tirelessly to protect your constitutional rights and best interest every step of the way. Don’t wait, contact us today for your free case evaluation.