Cleveland DUI/OVI Lawyer

Protecting Your Rights in Ohio

Drinking and driving laws vary by state. What does not vary by state is the effect it can have on your future. A driving under the influence (DUI) or operating a vehicle under the influence (OVI) carries significant penalties even for a first-time offense. If another offense such as a speeding ticket or drugs were involved in the stop and the arrest, the charges and penalties are enhanced. By the time you're reading this, you have already either taken the breath test, or refused it.

The Administrative License Suspension for a breath test refusal is one year.

At Mastandrea Law, our Cleveland DUI/OVI attorney is a former public defender who can deliver the type of personal attention you need for this very serious charge. Consequences include:

  • Mandatory jail time even on a first offense
  • Increasing punishment guidelines for the second, third or fourth offense
  • Mandatory driver's license suspension of varying lengths of time
  • A lengthy court process
  • Potential for ignition interlock device, alcohol treatment, ankle alcohol monitoring devices

Why Choose Mastandrea Law

At our law firm, we offer the experience of a larger criminal defense law firm, with the personal service of a small law firm. Because we don't have the huge caseload of a public defender, we are able to give our clients the attention they deserve. At our law firm we are:

  • Up to date on the ever-changing landscape of DUI/OVI laws
  • Able to represent clients in criminal court and in hearings for Administrative License Suspension (ALS)
  • Responsive to clients 24/7 for phone calls
  • Experienced handling DUI/OVI charges throughout the northeast Ohio courts

An OVI conviction cannot be expunged or erased. It is on your criminal record permanently.

Time is critical if you've been charged with a drunk driving offense. Please contact our law firm to discuss your charges with an experienced attorney as soon as possible. We will take an immediate look at the following issues:

  • Were there reasonable grounds for the arrest?
  • Were you offered a breath test?
  • Were you made aware of the consequences if you refused or failed the breath test?
  • Did you refuse or fail the breath test?
  • Were your constitutional rights violated?

Contact Our Akron Traffic Violations Attorney and DUI/OVI Lawyer

We offer an initial consultation at no charge and welcome your inquiries. We are available by phone 24/7 and will make weekend and evening appointments or jail visits upon request. Please call toll free at 216-773-1909, or send our lawyer an e-mail. We will respond promptly.