Cincinnati city typically does NOT reduce an OVI to a lesser offense. You hire a lawyer to FIGHT the charge and essentially force the prosecutor to reduce it or go to trial. You hire a DUI/OVI lawyer because they know more about the potential weaknesses of the case than you do and are much more capable of negotiating a satisfactory outcome. You hire a lawyer to give yourself the best chance possible at a satisfactory outcome.
Chet Palumbo Chet Palumbo, Attorney at Law, LLC 1800 Lyons Rd Dayton OH 45458 (937) 435-8100 www.palumbodefense.com
An attorney would be able to review all of the evidence and advise you on the best way to proceed. It's impossible to predict the outcome without having access to that information.
Amanda Ackerman Condon
Piscitelli Law Firm
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Yes you should hire an attorney. OVIs are very serious offenses that carry penalties far beyond the immediate jail time, license suspension, and fines. It can have life long effects and you most likely cannot achieve your desired result without legal representation.
Would you treat yourself for a serious medical condition? Probably not. Even though at first glance you may feel like you should handle the case yourself and not hire an attorney, that's a bad idea. There are many issues that arise in these cases that need an experienced DUI lawyer to review and challenge. At the very least, contact an attorney and schedule an initial consultation before you make a decision to proceed without an attorney.
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