If you or someone you know has been arrested for drugged or drunk driving, we know you can’t afford to wait. Our Independence DUI lawyers are here to help you act quickly to protect your rights and your future.
At Patituce & Associates, we never settle for less than excellence, for our clients or our team. That’s why our DUI/OVI defense attorneys are either former prosecutors or have significant experience in the criminal defense field before working with us.
Choose the Firm That Refuses to Lose
Our team never settles for less than excellence.
- 1,000s of Defense Cases Won
- 200+ Trials Handled
- Selected for Super Lawyers®
- In U.S. News Best Law Firms
- 30+ Years of Experience
- Accessible 24/7 to Clients
Trial-Tested Defense When You Need It Most
We are not a plea factory. Many DUI lawyers will simply take clients and get a quick plea deal. We instead fight aggressively for our clients, and we tailor our approach to what our clients want. Some clients want us to work out the best deal as fast as possible.
Others want us to challenge the evidence and attempt to secure an acquittal. It depends on the client’s situation. If you have a job that requires driving privileges or one where you can’t have a criminal conviction, you might need to fight the DUI charge. Our attorneys understand that.
Our Approach: No Case Is Hopeless
Depending on the nature of your case, you might worry that even the best lawyer can’t help. However, whether you face a felony or misdemeanor charge, you need to contact a skilled attorney right away.
At Patituce & Associates, we can show you how spending just 10 minutes discussing your case with a defense lawyer can greatly improve your situation. To take the first step, fill out our online form or give us a call now.
Better than I could have hoped. “I hired Mr. Patituce and his law firm after a string of unsuccessful attorneys. I wanted to go to his firm in the first place, however, I initially went with an attorney who called himself “seasoned” …. The truth is that the “seasoned” attorney never returned my phone calls, never told me what was going on, and every time I saw him at court he was laughing and joking with the prosecutor.
Mr. Patituce was none of that, he returned my phone calls within a day at most. Most of the time he called me back within an hour. It was the best decision of my life to hire him. I walked out the door free, rather than going to prison.”- A.M.
DUI Penalties Are Serious
In addition to a loss of reputation and a tougher employment future, you could face serious losses of your finances, freedom, and driving privileges. Our defense team is prepared to fight to help you avoid the potentially life-changing penalties you could face.
- First OVI – At least 3 days in jail or an alcohol abuse program. Up to $1,075 fine.
- Second OVI – 10 days to 6 months in jail and/or house arrest. Up to $1,625 fine.
- Third OVI – 30 days to 1 year in jail. Driver’s license suspended for 2 to 10 years. Fine up to $2,500.
- Fourth OVI – Up to 5 years in jail. Up to $10,000 fine. Potential permanent loss of driver’s license.
- Fifth OVI or More – Call us. We need to discuss what’s coming.
Be warned that a higher BAC level can lead to stiffer penalties.
Charged with a DUI? Call an Independence DUI Lawyer Now!
The most common mistakes we see are when people decide they don’t need or can’t afford a lawyer. Don’t make either of these critical errors. When you are facing prison or jail and the loss of your reputation, you need a professional on your side. More importantly, you need someone who can make a difference.