Criminal Defense at its Best: Law Office of Damian A. Billak
Making it through court proceedings is never easy. Few are prepared to watch their fates hang in the balance. This is when a skilled Ohio criminal defense lawyer makes all the difference. Damian A. Billak has dedicated his practice to helping clients through such trying times. Mr. Billak simplifies complex criminal proceedings, smoothing your way to relief. The Law Office of Damian A. Billak has successfully handled all types of alleged traffic and drug offenses, including DUI or operating a vehicle while impaired (OVI). Conveniently located in Canfield, the Law Office of Damian A. Billak provides excellent representation to Columbiana, Mahoning, Trumbull and counties across Ohio.
If You Are Facing Federal or State Criminal Charges, Ohio Defense Attorney Damian A. Billak Is Here to Help
Both the Ohio state and federal governments spend substantial resources to investigate and prosecute people they suspect of violating the law. Some federal crimes include drug offenses, many white-collar crimes, cyber crimes and other Internet crimes, tax evasion, and more. If you have been arrested for, or charged with, violating a federal crime, do not hesitate to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney. Even merely being under suspicion for a crime can often have lasting effects you personally and professionally, and a full-scale investigation can lead to police interrogations and other disruptions to your life. Under the Constitution, if you are arrested you have the right to speak with an attorney and not speak with law enforcement at all; do not take this right lightly. Aggressive criminal defense attorney Damian A. Billak will work diligently to protect your freedom and minimize the harmful effects of a criminal investigation or proceeding against you.
Experienced Traffic Offense Lawyer Damian A. Billak Can Help Save Your Driving Record
Under Ohio’s point system, uncontested traffic violations are assigned two to six points, depending on the offense. The addition of even one point can result in exponentially higher insurance rates, lost driving privileges, and even jail time. First-time offenders receive two points for every 5 mph over the limit in a 65 mph zone. They accrue progressively more points for every 5 mph increment over 70 mph for a second offense within one year. Each 5 mph increment equals two additional points for subsequent moving violations. While most drivers accept fault and pad city coffers with ticket money, those who challenge the charge usually win. An experienced traffic ticket defense lawyer dramatically improves your chances of obtaining a dismissal or reduced charge, making a world of difference in your premiums and driving record.
Seek the Advice of a Skilled DUI/OVI Defense Attorney if You Are Facing Charges
DUI/OVI offenses are serious for motorists who depend on their cars for everyday transport. Drivers may be convicted of OVI if their blood alcohol content (BAC) is .08 or above. BAC levels of .17 place motorists on a “high” risk tier, resulting in greater penalties. Three ways to test for drug and alcohol content are through breath, urine, and blood. OVI no longer requires the act of driving or even a “motorized” vehicle. The impaired “operation” of a trackless trolley or streetcar is enough. Allegedly “impaired” operation may result from any controlled substance or metabolite that potentially affects vehicle operation, including side effects to prescribed or over-the-counter medication. OVI can be a misdemeanor or felony resulting in jail time, fines, and lost driving privileges. Damian A. Billak has saved numerous drivers from OVI convictions based on frequently flawed samples, testing procedures, and violations of constitutional rights.
Attorney Damian A. Billak Will Help You Defend Against Drug Offenses in Ohio
Drug offenses include a number of crimes involving the use, handling, sale, or manufacture of pharmaceuticals and controlled substances. The prosecution of alleged drug offenses may involve state and federal sentencing guidelines based on the amount in possession, intent to sell, associated paraphernalia, and “schedule” of substance seized. In some cases, Ohio law allows eligible candidates to receive conditional probation or substance abuse treatment instead of conviction. But the request for treatment must be made before entering a plea; the court will not consider the request once the case proceeds. This option allows offenders to erase the charge from their criminal records upon successful completion of probation or rehabilitation. Because drug convictions have serious long-term consequences, Damian A. Billak works immediately to fight the charge based on common constitutional violations by law enforcement.
Protect Your Freedom and Your Rights: Hire Damian A. Billak to Defend You
When faced with a criminal offense, time is of the essence. The Law Office of Damian A. Billak promptly responds to client inquiries and concerns. As a Youngstown local, criminal defense lawyer Damian A. Billak is especially sensitive to issues facing Ohio residents, directly handling all matters with skill and urgency. Mr. Billak is an active member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and is always current on new legal developments that affect your case. As a member of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML), he knows more than most about today’s trends in improving the prosecution of certain drug crimes. At the heart of his practice is Attorney Billak’s devotion to protecting what he believes to be basic human rights. A consistent defender of the disadvantaged, Mr. Billak aggressively fights unfair prosecution, one charge at a time. With the odds stacked against you, do not delay. Consult skilled Ohio criminal defense attorney Damian A. Billak by calling (330) 702-2000 or contacting Attorney Billak online.