About Drag Racing Charges in Columbus
Columbus Drag Racing Defense Attorney
In Columbus and other areas of Ohio, the subject of drag racing has become a hot topic due to several high profile fatal accidents. This has resulted in state lawmakers increasing the penalties for drag racing, as well as making the definition more broad, including into possible infractions the statement: "any exhibition of speed or acceleration that is inconsistent with the normal operation of a vehicle on a public road, street, or highway." This means that if you are caught rushing through a section of a street, you can face serious consequences. When an individual is injured due to an accident caused by what is deemed to be "street racing", the penalties are extremely severe, including forfeiture of your vehicle under certain circumstances, as well as facing a Class 2 felony charge and all the penalties that go with it, both prison time and fines.
Drag Racing Defense Lawyer Serving Columbus
These cases are extremely dangerous for the client, as the result of a conviction could be years spent in state prison in cases in which a serious injury or fatality occurred during the incident. Loss of your driver's license is for 3 years in such cases. It is crucial that you contact a Columbus drag racing defense lawyer if you have been arrested and charged with this felony offense. It is equally critical if the charge is a misdemeanor, as this is a first degree misdemeanor with all of its fines, jail time and the loss of your license for one year. Even an individual who is involved in the racing, such as "urging" the racers on, is now going to face a criminal charge.
At Koffel Brininger Nesbitt, the legal team of criminal defense lawyers has helped countless individuals resolve serious criminal charges, including felony drag racing or misdemeanor drag racing. Street racing is so frowned upon by Ohio lawmakers that you are in serious trouble if you have been accused of the crime, and fast action is necessary. The attorney from KBN will fully analyze your case and advise you what can be done to fight to increase the possibility of a better outcome on your case through focused and knowledgeable defense actions on your behalf. You must act quickly.
Contact a Columbus Drag Racing Defense Lawyer (614) 675-4845