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Shane "The Shark" Herzner has over two decades of experience advocating for those facing criminal charges. Call today to discuss your case: (513) 924-4378.

Cincinnati DUI Defense Lawyer

Your life can change in an instant when you’re charged with a crime. Criminal charges can put a heavy strain on your family, your mental well-being, and your finances, all while you face an uncertain outcome. Before an arrest or charges can impact your future, you need to hire an attorney to protect your rights and fight for your best interests.  

At Herzner Law, we’ve helped hundreds of clients in and around Cincinnati with tailored legal strategies backed by thorough investigation, proven skills, and tenacious advocacy. We offer experienced criminal defense representation with a strong concentration on DUI defense. Though we are known for our OVI/DUI defense work, we also aggressively fight on your behalf against allegations of drug crimes, domestic violence, theft, andtraffic violations. We are here to defend you against whatever legal issue you face. 

Arrested for drunk driving or another crime? We can help. Schedule a free consultation with Shane “The Shark” Herzner by calling (513) 924-4378or by contacting us on our Contact Page. Available 24/7.

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Fighting Criminal Crimes with Experienced Legal Representation

If you or a loved one is facing criminal charges, it is crucial to have a skilled and knowledgeable lawyer by your side. At Herzner Law, we have extensive experience in handling cases in Cincinnati and the surrounding areas. Our dedicated team of attorneys understands the complexities of criminal laws and will work tirelessly to protect your rights and achieve the best possible outcome for your case.

Why choose Herzner Law for your defense:

  • Expertise in criminal laws and regulations
  • Extensive courtroom experience
  • Personalized and aggressive defense strategies
  • Thorough investigation and analysis of evidence
  • Strong negotiation skills for plea bargaining
  • Proven track record of successful case outcomes

Advocating for You is Our Number One Priority

At Herzner Law, we understand that facing charges can be overwhelming and stressful. We are committed to providing compassionate and dedicated legal representation to our clients. Our team will listen to your concerns, answer your questions, and guide you through every step of the legal process. We will fight vigorously to protect your rights, preserve your freedom, and achieve the best possible outcome for your case.

What our clients are saying:

Don't just take our word for it. Hear what our clients have to say about our crime defense services:

"Herzner Law provided me with exceptional legal representation for my drug crime case. Their knowledge, dedication, and attention to detail were instrumental in achieving a favorable outcome. I highly recommend their services."

- John D.

Ready to Begin Your Defense?

If you are facing charges, don't wait. Contact Herzner Law today to schedule a consultation with our experienced criminal defense attorneys. We will review the details of your case, explain your legal options, and develop a strategic defense plan tailored to your unique circumstances. Trust us to fight for your rights and protect your future.

Commonly Asked Questions

What should I do if I am charged with a DUI in Cincinnati, OH?

If you are charged with a DUI in Cincinnati, OH, it is important to take immediate action. First, do not admit guilt or provide any statements to the police without consulting with an attorney. Second, hire an experienced DUI defense attorney who can guide you through the legal process and protect your rights. They will investigate the circumstances of your arrest, challenge any evidence against you, and work towards the best possible outcome for your case.

What are the potential consequences of a DUI conviction in Cincinnati, OH?

A DUI conviction in Cincinnati, OH can have serious consequences. These may include fines, license suspension, mandatory alcohol education programs, probation, community service, and even jail time. Additionally, a DUI conviction can have long-term effects on your insurance rates, employment prospects, and personal reputation. It is crucial to have a skilled DUI defense attorney who can help minimize these consequences and protect your future.

Can I refuse a breathalyzer test if I am pulled over for suspicion of DUI in Cincinnati, OH?

In Cincinnati, OH, you have the right to refuse a breathalyzer test if you are pulled over for suspicion of DUI. However, it is important to note that refusing a breathalyzer test can result in an automatic license suspension. Ohio has an implied consent law, which means that by driving on the state's roads, you have already given consent to chemical testing if you are suspected of DUI. It is advisable to consult with a DUI defense attorney before making a decision about whether to refuse a breathalyzer test.

What defenses are available for a DUI charge in Cincinnati, OH?

There are several defenses that can be used to challenge a DUI charge in Cincinnati, OH. These may include questioning the legality of the traffic stop, challenging the accuracy of the breathalyzer or blood test results, disputing the field sobriety test procedures, or arguing that the officer did not have probable cause to make the arrest. A skilled DUI defense attorney will thoroughly review the details of your case to determine the best defense strategy.

How long will a DUI conviction stay on my record in Cincinnati, OH?

A DUI conviction will stay on your record in Cincinnati, OH for a significant period of time. In Ohio, a DUI conviction remains on your driving record for 6 years. However, it is important to note that the impact of a DUI conviction can extend beyond your driving record. It may affect your criminal record, employment opportunities, and personal reputation. That is why it is crucial to have a strong DUI defense attorney who can help minimize the long-term consequences of a DUI conviction.

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Why Choose Us?

Facing a criminal charge doesn’t have to be scary or life-ending if you know that you have effective legal representation on your side. As a Cincinnati criminal defense attorney, Shane is backed by 22 years of experience, including time spent as a former Assistant Prosecutor. Thus, he understands how the other side works in seeking a conviction and can use that valuable insight on your behalf. 

Criminal charges can be challenging and complex as well as frightening. Navigating the legal process on your own will only make matters worse when you are not familiar with the laws, procedures, and how to defend yourself. With assistance from a reputable and seasoned defense attorney, you can have peace of mind throughout your case. Shane will go above and beyond to help you through this emotionally-difficult process.

Hiring a Cincinnati criminal defense lawyer can provide several benefits. Here are three key advantages:

  • Expertise in Criminal Law: Our attorney in Cincinnati have extensive knowledge and expertise in criminal law. We understand the nuances of the local legal system, including the procedures, laws, and regulations specific to the jurisdiction. With our deep understanding of criminal law, we can analyze your case, identify any potential legal defenses, and develop a strategic approach to protect your rights and interests. Our experience enables them to navigate the complexities of the legal process effectively.
  • Protection of Rights: Our firm’s primary role is to protect your constitutional rights. When facing criminal charges, you have the right to due process, a fair trial, and protection against self-incrimination. Our skilled defense attorney will ensure that your rights are upheld throughout the legal proceedings. We will work to suppress any illegally obtained evidence, challenge the prosecution's case, and advocate for you at every stage, from pre-trial negotiations to courtroom litigation. 
  • Skilled Defense: Hiring our Cincinnati criminal defense lawyer allows you to benefit from our ability to assess your case objectively. We will review the evidence, interview witnesses, and evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the prosecution's case against you. Based on this evaluation, we can develop a solid defense strategy tailored to your specific circumstances. Our goal is to minimize the potential consequences and help you achieve the best possible outcome.

Let our firm assist you at this critical time. Put experience, care, and personalized attention on your side by contacting Herzer Law today. Let us fight for your freedom and future with the uncompromising dedication you need and deserve, both in and out of court.   

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After securing countless wins for clients, Attorney Shane Herzner has built a reputation for his thorough case preparation and tough stance on behalf of clients in trials and criminal defense. He is intensely client-focused and believes that attorney-client communication is fundamental to his success. Because of this, you will have continual access to him via his cell phone along with as many face-to-face meetings as are needed. You can count on his aggressive advocacy and proven legal skills at every phase of the criminal legal process. 

Dubbed “The Shark” by a former client who saw what a formidable fighter he became in court, Shane’s care and support for clients are as genuine as his legal proficiency. 

What Our Clients Are Saying

  • “Shane's ability to navigate the legal process and persuasive arguments in court were instrumental in securing a favorable result. I am forever grateful for his representation!”

Meet Your Attorney

Shane “The Shark” Herzner 

Attorney Herzner began practicing criminal defense in 2009 and worked for 2 law firms in the Cincinnati area before opening his own practice in 2013. Since 2013, Shane has earned numerous awards for his legal practice and has also co-authored an Amazon Best Selling Legal Book, “A Cup of Coffee with 10 of the Best DUI Attorneys”. 

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