DUI with Injury
Columbus OVI Defense Lawyers: Choose Tough Representation.
If you are charged with an OVI that caused serious injury or fatality, you are facing harsh penalties. Whether or not alcohol was involved, you could be charged with driving an automobile recklessly or negligently, known as vehicular homicide. Defendants in such cases are sometimes indicted for multiple counts, including additional counts for each victim of the accident.
Understanding the Charges
If you are charged with causing a fatality while intoxicated, you could be facing a second or first degree felony for DUI. The penalties for vehicular homicide include a mandatory a prison term of 10 years and a $20,000 fine for a first degree felony. A second degree felony will include 8 years with a $15,000 fine.
When you are involved in an accident due to allegedly driving under the influence, it can be considered a third degree felony. If your drunk driving offense caused a victim to be injured, you could be charged with aggravated vehicular assault. You need an experienced legal team to fight for you. You could be facing a lawsuit in addition to criminal charges.
Aggressive OVI Defense When You Need It Most
Some lawyers can obtain satisfactory results through negotiation or settlement. At The Law Offices of Saia & Piatt, Inc., we take pride in representing cases to the fullest extent of the law. We believe that the cornerstone of a successful defense is preparation. That’s why we treat each case as if it will go to trial.
Case preparation will be crucial for cases involving DUI with injury. We can defend you by:
- Discovering evidence in your favor
- Challenging evidence against you
- Creating a compelling theme on which to build your defense
Effective representation can lead to favorable case results, and we take pride in representing our clients aggressively. When it feels as though the evidence is too incriminating, do not think that your case is hopeless. We are here to help even the most complex cases.
Choose the proven defense of Saia & Piatt.
If you have been arrested for injuring another while operating a vehicle under the influence (OVI), you need seasoned legal representation. When your future seems jeopardized, turn to our award-winning OVI defense firm, The Law Offices of Saia & Piatt, Inc. We have the tools needed to represent you and over a century of combined legal experience to use on your behalf.
Some of the recognition The Law Offices of Saia & Piatt, Inc. has received includes:
- 10.0 “Superb” rating from Avvo
- Inclusion in the Top 100 Trial Lawyers for Ohio
- AV Preeminent® Rating by Martindale-Hubbell® Client
- Inclusion in the Top 100 for the American Society of Legal Advocates
- Ohio Super Lawyers® listing for DUI defense since 2006
Don’t wait to start building your defense if you have been charged with a DUI/OVI in Columbus and are accused of harming another person. You need reliable legal representation as soon as possible; call The Law Offices of Saia & Piatt, Inc. today.