This is a question that we are often asked by our clients and it makes sense. A DUI (also known as OVI) charge is incredibly serious with potential life changing consequences, our clients are the type of people who cannot afford to have their life ruined by these charges.
There are many different ways to reach the conclusion as to who the best DUI attorney in Dayton is. You take a look at their background training – are they former prosecutors? Do they have a long, and successful, series of cases they can show you?
Does the attorney have a history of teaching DUI defense to other attorneys? Have they been peer-reviewed? Have other clients reviewed them? Have they taken their cases up to the Court of Appeals and won? These are all boxes that you can check off to determine how skilled your attorney is.
As for our firm. We are former prosecutors who have prosecuted cases as serious as capital murder and rape. We have a long history of taking cases to trial and winning.
We teach DUI defense to other attorneys – over the last 5 years I have taught at an average of four seminars per year and have been asked to speak to both the defense and prosecutor associations regarding the prosecution and defense of these crimes. Our record speaks for itself.
Call (937) 660-5141 and ask to speak to me, Joseph Patituce. If I agree to take on your case my team and I will treat you with the respect and dignity that you deserve. The call is confidential and without any obligation.
One of the first questions that our new clients ask us, and are rightfully worried about, is when can they get back on the road? As you probably know by now after the police officer arrested you he took your license.
The more frustrating part of this is that if you followed what the police officer said, and took all of his tests, he ended up suspending your license for 90 days with the threat that if you did not comply you would lose it for a full year.
What the police officer did not tell you is that if you are convicted, on a first offense, you will lose your license for a period of time between six months and three full years!
In either case we can start putting the pieces back together quickly for you. There are two basic ways to obtain driving privileges after you have been arrested for a DUI: (1) ALS Appeal, (2) Petition for Privileges.
The ALS Appeal, if successful, will result with your right to drive being fully restored. However, this appeal is far harder to prevail on and many courts have a policy that if you lose the appeal you do not drive at all during your case.
The Petition for Privileges involves a mandatory waiting period of 15 days on a failed test, 30 days on a refusal, but is far easier to get the privileges than the appeal.
Call (937) 660-5141 and ask to speak to me, Joseph Patituce, regarding your case. If we agree to take your case on I promise that we will treat you with the respect and dignity that you deserve.
One question everyone who has been charged with a DUI for the first time asks themselves at some point is whether or not they need to hire an experienced DUI defense attorney. People either believe that the cases are impossible to beat, or that there is nothing that they can do.
Part of this comes from the vast amount of misinformation that the police give people who have just been arrested. For instance they tell you that if you fail the breath test you will only lose your license for ninety days but if you refuse you lose your license for a full year.
What they do not tell you is that if you end up with a conviction that not only can you lose your license for a period between six months and three years but there is MANDATORY JAIL TIME – even on a first offense.
These cases can be defended, and routinely are. When we teach DUI defense to other attorneys we focus on a whole case approach – we do not just fight the breath test but we fight everything from the moment the cop saw you. Did he administer the field sobriety tests properly? Most likely not. Did he have a reason to arrest you? Did he have reason to make you take a breath test?
If you are serious about avoiding jail, avoiding a DUI conviction, and want to put this behind you give us a call.
Call (937) 660-5141 and find out how we can help you. Ask to speak to either myself, Joseph Patituce, or Patrick Mulligan. If we agree to take your case on I promise that my team and I will treat you with the respect and dignity that you deserve.