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Fairfax Criminal Defense Lawyer
When you find yourself under the watchful eye of a Fairfax police officer, you might start to feel intimidated. Did the officer see you doing something illegal? Could you face criminal charges? What sort of consequences could you face? How will your family and friends react? Before anything gets worse, it’s time to start thinking about hiring a Fairfax criminal defense lawyer
Don’t wait; call (513) 338-1890 to set up a free and confidential consultation with Attorney Brad Groene from Luftman, Heck & Associate’s Cincinnati office.
Traffic Violations in Fairfax
There’s a unique stress you feel when you see flashing red and blue lights in your rearview mirror. You might not even know why you were pulled over until the officer tells you or what kinds of penalties you might face.
Even if you’re a very careful driver, you might find yourself accidentally drifting over the speed limit. When this happens in front of a Fairfax police officer, you can bet you’ll end up with a ticket. There are a number of penalties that you can face for a speeding ticket, including:
- Fines up to $500
- License suspension
- Increased insurance rates
Driving with a Suspended License
You can have your license suspended for a number of reasons. It could be as a result of a DUI / OVI or an accumulation of points on your license from earlier traffic violations. It’s easy to get in the car without thinking about it, driving with a suspended license is a criminal offense that could result in a $1,000 fine and 180 days in jail.
Hit and Run
A hit and run in Ohio is a serious offense in Ohio. If anyone was hurt or killed in the accident, it will result in a felony. You could be facing a $10,000 fine, three years in prison and a class-five license suspension of up to three years.
DUI / OVI Charges in Fairfax
In Ohio, a drunk driving charge is known as an OVI (Operating a Vehicle under the Influence). If the police charge you with one, you can expect severe consequences and heavy fines, including:
- Up to 30 months in jail
- Fines over $10,000
- Vehicle forfeiture
- Permanent license suspension
- Limited driving privileges
- Restricted yellow plates
- Installation of an ignition interlock
- Participation in a drug or alcohol program
A conviction could also land on your permanent record, damaging your career and any future employment prospects. It could prevent you from getting into college or renting a home, and it could put a strain on relationships with friends or family.
Alcohol Offenses in Fairfax
In the state of Ohio, you can be charged with a wide variety of offenses in Ohio, and each charge has unique penalties. Depending on the specifics of your case, you might be charged with:
- Selling alcohol to underage persons – This is a first degree misdemeanor that entails up to six months in prison, $1,000 in fines and the possible suspension or revocation of your liquor license.
- Open container – An open container is a minor misdemeanor that carries a $150 fine. If it was in a car, it becomes a fourth degree misdemeanor, with a fine of $250 and a sentence of up to 90 days in prison.
- Disorderly Conduct while intoxicated – Normally this charge is a minor misdemeanor that carries a $150 fine under certain circumstances, it can be upgraded to a fourth degree misdemeanor, with a fine of $250 and a sentence of up to 90 days in prison.
Why Select a Fairfax Criminal Defense Lawyer
A criminal conviction in Ohio isn’t something to be taken lightly. The charges can lead to heavy fines, prison sentences or other penalties that can take a toll on virtually any area of your life – your career, family or your relationships could all suffer as a consequence. But you can still seek legal assistance to get out of this mess. If you’re in the Cincinnati area, your hope lies with attorney Brad Groene. Brad know the local laws and courts from years of experience, and he’ll get you the best result possible in your case.
Live in Hamilton County, but charged somewhere else in Ohio or Northern Kentucky? Call Luftman, Heck & Associates today to get the best criminal defense representation in the area. We’re located in Cincinnati’s Business District, but we also serve Clermont County, Warren County, Butler County, Kenton County, and many more. Click here for a full list of the areas we service.
Contact Hamilton Criminal Defense Lawyer Brad Groene
If you are being investigated for criminal charges or are being accused of a crime, call the Fairfax criminal defense team of Luftman, Heck & Associates today at (513) 338-1890 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Fairfax criminal defense lawyer Brad Groene is available 24/7 to answer your questions.