Kenton DUI Lawyer
Kenton DUI Attorneys
Roof Law Office
218 West Columbus Street
Kenton, OH 43326
Cell: (419)788-9050 24/7 Help Line
Phone: (419) 674-4031
Fax: (419) 674-4391
Very experienced drunk driving lawyers doing whatever it takes to protect your rights and get you off your charges! We will fight for you!
Tom Roof and Associate Patrick Potts are known as one of the top drunk driving defense firms in Ohio. The Roof Law Office and Associate Patrick Potts are known throughout the state as a hard-hitting, competent, and fighting defenders of your rights.
Attorneys Thomas Roof and Patrick Potts are located at 218 W. Columbus St. in Kenton, Ohio. You can reach us by phone at 419-788-9050(cell) or 419-674-4031/419-674-4032(office).
The Roof Law Office has been defending DUI's for 3 generations throughout Hardin, Logan, Hancock, Wyandot, Allen, and Seneca counties as well as others throughout the state.
Drunk Driving Law
Drunk Driving is a broad term that refers to a more specific charge. These charges include, DUI, DWI, Driving Under the Influence. You can be charged for driving while under the influence of any substance deemed to "impair" your reaction time, such as illegal drugs, prescription medication, marijuana, even over the counter medication. In addition to driving under the influence, you may also be charged for bicycling under the influence or boating under the influence.
A DUI charge can be as embarrassing as it is problematic for your driving record, employment, and freedom. A DUI can carry jail time, fines, license suspensions, and high fees at the BMV. Moreover, we realize the practical difficulties a DUI can bring such as an impounded car and personal property and the need for driving privileges. We will fight to have your property returned to you and your driving privileges granted as soon as possible.
The law is particularly hard on DUI and OVI repeat offenders. Even if you have a previous DUI or OVI offense on your record, you still have rights. If you have a prior DUI conviction within the past 6 years, you can expect a conviction for a second or subsequent DUI case to carry increased jail time, fines and drivers license suspensions. If you are charged with DUI in Central Ohio and have a prior DUI in any city or state, you need an experienced knowledgeable Central Ohio DUI attorney who will fight to maintain your right to drive and your freedom. The Roof Law Office can help you win your case, maintain your freedom and get on with your life.
Attorneys at Roof Law Office can help you:
Assess your legal situation. An experienced Kenton, Ohio DUI Defense lawyer can help you understand what you are up against and the fines you may be required to pay. A DUI lawyer mostly deals with DUI matters and knows the process inside and out - including options that a public defender may not tell you. In addition, we offer a free consultation - which may be worthwhile if you don't understand the process.
Explain the consequences. The consequences of a DUI vary greatly from state to state and the Kenton, Ohio DUI lawyers at Roof Law Offices will be able to explain how those consequences in Ohio apply to you such as (1) harsher punishments for those arrested with BAC limits over .08 , (2) special laws for underage drivers arrested for DUI, (3) possible community service or plea bargaining, (4) overlapping jurisdiction of Courts and Ohio's Motor Vehicle licensing department to suspend or revoke your license, and (5) contingent license programs that allow you to use your vehicle to get to and from work.
Manage the process. Dealing with Ohio's motor vehicle department can be frustrating and time consuming. Kenton, Ohio DUI Lawyers at Roof Law Office can manage the process for you by completing the required forms; making phone calls; scheduling and/or representing you at a Motor Vehicle Department suspension hearing, and making other necessary arrangements.
Represent you in court. An experienced DUI Lawyer knows the ins and outs of the courtroom and attorneys at Roof Law Office may be able to obtain a lesser sentence for you if your situation and Ohio law allow for it.
Members of the Roof Law Office consist of Attorney Thomas A. Roof and Associate Patrick J. Potts.
Thomas A. Roof is a graduate of Ohio University in 1979 and Ohio Northern Law School. He has been in private practice since 1974 in Kenton and the surrounding areas. He specializes in DUI's and is a member of almost all Ohio Law Associations.
Patrick J. Potts is a graduate of Cornell University in 2006 and Capital University Law School in 2011. He has been with the Roof Law Office since 2012 and had externships with Justice Stratton, Judge Sutton, and the Columbus City Attorney's Office, Criminal Appeals Division.
Do You Need a Lawyer?
Every state has some sort of "drunk driving" statute. The term "drunk driving" is in quotes because none of these laws require that you be "drunk" or "intoxicated" to be guilty. All that is required is that your ability to operate a vehicle has been impaired to any extent at all or that your Blood alcohol level exceeds the state limit (which is now .08% in all states). Some states call it DWI (Driving While Intoxicated), but it refers to the same offense. The consequences of differ drastically from state to state and are influenced by your age, blood alcohol limit (BAC), whether you have been arrested for in the past, and whether you caused injury or death during the .
A Lawyer can help...
Assess your legal situation
An experienced Defense lawyer can help you understand what you are up against and the fines you may be required to pay. A lawyer mostly deals with matters and knows the process inside and out – including options that a public defender may not tell you.
Explain the consequences
The consequences of a vary greatly from state to state and a lawyer will be able to explain how those consequences in your state apply to you such as (1) harsher punishments for those arrested with BAC limits over .08, (2) special laws for underage drivers arrested for , (3) possible community service or plea bargaining, (4) overlapping jurisdiction of Courts and your state's motor vehicle licensing department to suspend or revoke your license, and (5) contingent license programs that allow you to use your vehicle to get to and from work.
Manage the process
Dealing with the motor vehicle department can be frustrating and time consuming. A Lawyer can manage the process for you by completing the required forms; making phone calls; scheduling and/or representing you at a Motor Vehicle Department suspension hearing, and making other necessary arrangements.
Represent you in court
An experienced Lawyer knows the ins and outs of the courtroom and may be able to obtain a lesser sentence for you if your situation and state law allows for it.
Don't know if a Lawyer is right for you? Here are some general guidelines:
Definitely hire a Lawyer if you already have several 's and receive another; or if your arrest was the result of an accident or if anyone was injured; or if you are a professional driver whose livelihood depends on keeping your license.
Seriously consider hiring a Lawyer if you've been arrested for a second (in the same or another state) or were arrested with a BAC limit over double the legal limit as harsher penalties may apply.
You might want to hire a Lawyer if you don't understand your rights or laws, what you need to do, or the consequences you face. You also might want legal representation if you are in a profession (or plan to be) that requires bonding or in which any criminal conviction might prevent you from getting or keeping a professional license. If you don't know the requirements, then you need expert advice before handling the case yourself.