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Traffic Violations and DUI Charges

Help with traffic tickets and arrests in Northeast Ohio

The majority of traffic violations are minor criminal infractions, but other offenses—especially driving while intoxicated or driving under the influence—can result in costly, serious consequences.  You may even be threatened with imprisonment for some of the gravest violations, particularly if they result in injuries or death.

Traffic laws cover actions before driving, while driving, and afterwards, including—

  • Obtaining a valid driver’s license
  • Getting required insurance
  • Driving with a revoked or suspended license
  • Speeding
  • Stopping
  • Yielding right-of-way
  • Reckless driving
  • Open container violations
  • Turning
  • Wrong way driving
  • Vehicle searches
  • Hand-held cell phone usage
  • Not waiting for law enforcement after an accident

Even minor infractions can cause you major problems, and these will multiply if you are guilty of several violations over a short period of time.  Your license may be suspended, your auto insurance premiums will likely increase, and you will have to pay a fine.

We recommend that you contact a traffic violation attorney at Andrews & Pontius, LLC prior to appearing in court on a speeding charge or other traffic violation.

Driving while intoxicated (DWI) or driving under the influence (DUI)

Driving while intoxicated or under the influence of drugs that affect your attention, judgment, or motor skills is always a serious offense—especially when you injure or kill someone with your vehicle.  Whenever you are charged with these violations, you are in very serious trouble and need representation by a qualified attorney.  The penalties you face are significant:

  • Suspension of driving privileges
  • Points on your driver’s license
  • Large fines
  • Dramatic increases in your automobile insurance premiums
  • Personal injury claims if you hit someone with your vehicle
  • Potential manslaughter or murder charges
  • Jail time

Many people charged with drunk driving request a trial to fight the charges.  Legal defenses may be raised to defeat the charges or reduce the penalties.  You need a knowledgeable attorney to help you defend yourself at trial.

Experienced and personal legal services throughout Northeast Ohio

For skillful and personalized defense when you face DUI/DWI charges or other traffic violations in Ashtabula, Lake, Trumbull, Geauga, Mahoning, and Cuyahoga counties, call the experienced lawyers of Andrews & Pontius, LLC at 440-998-6835 or contact us online.

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