Omaha DUI Defense Attorney
Don’t Settle For Less. Get A Lawyer With Experience As A County Prosecutor On Your Side.
Attorney John J. Kohl has more than 22 years of experience handling criminal cases from both sides. As a former elected county prosecutor, he has knowledge that few other lawyers have about how prosecutors strategize and decide whether to settle a case or go to trial. He has learned when settling a case is in a client’s best interest, and when he needs to go to trial and get an acquittal.
Mr. Kohl makes use of this unique experience every day to help people in eastern Nebraska who have been charged with driving under the influence (DUI). If you’re in trouble with the law, contact his office today to schedule a consultation.
Know The Law. Know Your Rights.
Make no mistake: DUI charges are serious and require serious representation.
Even a first DUI offense can result in hefty penalties if the prosecution gets a conviction. License suspension, fines, jail time and a mandatory ignition interlock are all on the table based on the circumstances of a case. Courts can also order convicted defendants to undergo an alcohol treatment program, which can cost over $3,000. For second offenses, courts impose a mandatory 10-day jail sentence or 240 hours of community service.
Enhancements can apply in cases where one’s blood alcohol content (BAC) is over .15. Even if a defendant receives only probation, a mandatory two-day jail sentence can be imposed along with a full-year license suspension.
The effects of a DUI conviction are significant. People convicted of a DUI offense can lose their license for between one and 15 years. Commercial drivers who lose their commercial driver’s license (CDL) risk losing their job. DUI convictions also greatly increase the cost of obtaining auto insurance.
The John Kohl Law Firm is ready to fight on your behalf. We have answers to common questions about the effects of a DUI conviction on your life. Using his experience as a defense attorney and prosecutor, John J. Kohl looks carefully at the facts to determine whether the police made any errors that can be put to your advantage. He asks:
- Was the stop proper?
- Did law enforcement follow all procedures correctly?
- Were tests performed correctly?
While you are required to give contact information and submit to a breath, blood or urine test, you are free to refuse a field sobriety test. No matter of the circumstances of your case, Mr. Kohl will develop the strongest possible defense in order to get a case dismissed. In other cases, he can pursue probation as an alternative to more severe penalties.
Contact Douglas County License Suspension Lawyer John J. Kohl Today
Omaha DUI defense lawyer John J. Kohl is prepared to represent you in your misdemeanor DUI, aggravated DUI or felony DUI case. Contact him online or call his Omaha office at 402-498-4400 or his Columbus office at 402-562-7759 today to schedule a consultation.
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