Traffic Law & Criminal Defense

 

Reitz, Paul & Shorr represents individuals accused of violating the traffic laws of the State of Ohio or of Ohio’s cities, including allegations of: 

 

  • Driving or operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs

  • (DUI / OVI / DWI / Drunk Driving)

  • Driving under suspension (DUS)

  • Other traffic law violations such as speeding, red light and stop sign violations.

  • Driving or operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI / OVI / DWI)

  • Our DUI / OVI and traffic lawyers appear in courts in Cuyahoga County, Geauga County, Portage County and Summit County. Reitz, Paul & Shorr ’s DUI / OVI and traffic lawyers have experience as DUI / OVI and traffic prosecutors as well as providing defense to DUI / OVI and traffic charges.

 

Types of DUI / OVI and the tiered penalty system In Ohio there are several different types of DUI / OVI, but the three most common are:

  • Operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs

  • Operating a vehicle with a breath alcohol concentration over 0.08 but less than 0.17

  • Operating a vehicle with a breath alcohol concentration of 0.17 or higher

 

Ohio law requires minimum mandatory penalties for each type of DUI / OVI, with the penalties becoming more severe if you have previous DUI / OVI convictions.