COLUMBUS OVI LAWYER
Alex Hastie Attorney at Law
Are you looking for an experienced OVI Lawyer in Columbus, Ohio? If you, or a loved one, have been charged with DUI we may be able to help.
Alex Hastie Attorney at Law handles all criminal cases including OVI charges.
DUI Lawyer Alex Hastie provides legal representation in Columbus, Ohio and surrounding areas.
We are effective and aggressive and will work to help you get results that you need, from minor to major charges, at affordable rates.
If you have been charged with a DUI, call our office now for a free case review 614-488-2800.
COLUMBUS OVI LAWYER ALEX HASTIE
Do You Need a Lawyer?
Every state has some sort of "drunk driving" statute. The term "drunk driving" is in quotes because none of these laws require that you be "drunk" or "intoxicated" to be guilty. All that is required is that your ability to operate a vehicle has been impaired to any extent at all or that your Blood alcohol level exceeds the state limit (which is now .08% in all states). Some states call it DWI (Driving While Intoxicated), but it refers to the same offense. The consequences of differ drastically from state to state and are influenced by your age, blood alcohol limit (BAC), whether you have been arrested for in the past, and whether you caused injury or death during the .
A Lawyer can help...
Assess your legal situation
An experienced Defense lawyer can help you understand what you are up against and the fines you may be required to pay. A lawyer mostly deals with matters and knows the process inside and out – including options that a public defender may not tell you.
Explain the consequences
The consequences of a vary greatly from state to state and a lawyer will be able to explain how those consequences in your state apply to you such as (1) harsher punishments for those arrested with BAC limits over .08, (2) special laws for underage drivers arrested for , (3) possible community service or plea bargaining, (4) overlapping jurisdiction of Courts and your state's motor vehicle licensing department to suspend or revoke your license, and (5) contingent license programs that allow you to use your vehicle to get to and from work.
Manage the process
Dealing with the motor vehicle department can be frustrating and time consuming. A Lawyer can manage the process for you by completing the required forms; making phone calls; scheduling and/or representing you at a Motor Vehicle Department suspension hearing, and making other necessary arrangements.
Represent you in court
An experienced Lawyer knows the ins and outs of the courtroom and may be able to obtain a lesser sentence for you if your situation and state law allows for it.
Don't know if a Lawyer is right for you? Here are some general guidelines:
Definitely hire a Lawyer if you already have several 's and receive another; or if your arrest was the result of an accident or if anyone was injured; or if you are a professional driver whose livelihood depends on keeping your license.
Seriously consider hiring a Lawyer if you've been arrested for a second (in the same or another state) or were arrested with a BAC limit over double the legal limit as harsher penalties may apply.
You might want to hire a Lawyer if you don't understand your rights or laws, what you need to do, or the consequences you face. You also might want legal representation if you are in a profession (or plan to be) that requires bonding or in which any criminal conviction might prevent you from getting or keeping a professional license. If you don't know the requirements, then you need expert advice before handling the case yourself.
"Alex is a superb trial lawyer. I refer all of my Columbus OVI/DUI, traffic defense, and criminal defense to him. He also has experience handling a variety of liquor permit issues for bars, restaurants, and any other business that sells alcohol. I refer to Alex because I know that he treats all of his clients with honesty and respect." ~ Joseph
"Got a speeding ticket in Columbus by just following the flow of traffic Alex did everything just to get the ticket dismissed so it wouldn’t count again me being i am a CDL driver i 100% recommended them for any legal needs" ~ Cartier
"Best attorneys in towm, OMVI in particular" ~ Joe
HOW CAN WE HELP YOU?
The OVI and Criminal/Traffic Defense practice at Hastie Legal is focused on defending individuals accused of OVI/DUI/DUS, drug possession, and other non-violent crimes. The firm will aggressively defend you throughout the entire process while focusing on explaining your options.
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