If you have been arrested or charged with a traffic offense, you need a lawyer who specializes in traffic and criminal defense. Greg Mathews has over twenty five years of experience in representing individuals who have received traffic violations from simple speeding offenses, to DUI, and to complicated offenses involving commercial drivers license (CDLs).

Greg’s experience as a former prosecutor, combined with his years of experience as a criminal defense lawyer, enable him to provide our clients with thorough and effective legal representation in dealing with traffic problems.

His experience will help you avoid potential serious consequences of a traffic ticket and help you keep your license.

You can lose your license and even go to jail for a traffic violation.

Although most traffic tickets are typically minor misdemeanors, which involve a penalty of fines and points, there are many traffic violations which carry stiff penalties. Depending upon the number of your prior traffic violations and the circumstances of your case, a Judge can suspend your license, revoke your license, and pose high fines or sentence you to jail. These serious traffic violations include, but are not limited to: multiple speeding offenses within the previous twelve (12) months, excessive speed, speeding in a school or construction zone, running a red light, passing in a no passing zone, leaving the scene of an accident, driving recklessly, or DUI.

All traffic citations should be considered seriously because they leave a permanent record with the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles. This permanent record will affect the consequences of your future traffic violations. For example, what may seem like a simple speeding violation may result in serious penalties depending upon prior speeding violations or the speed at which you were traveling at the time of the stop.

There are certain traffic violations such as OVI, DUI (operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol), leaving the scene of the accident, hit/skip, and reckless operation of a motor vehicle that can carry the possibility of lengthy license suspensions, fine of $150.00 to $1,000.00 and a jail term of 30 to 180 days (or longer if multiple offenses).

The impact of the penalties from traffic tickets can create the potential loss of your license. This may affect your job or ability to be employed. Further, insurance companies base your rates upon your traffic record. The fines and costs you may receive from a traffic ticket may be insignificant in comparison with the increase in insurance premiums.

Attorney Greg Mathews has been trying traffic cases since 1988. He is willing to travel throughout Ohio to fight traffic and criminal related cases. Attorney Mathews has represented individual clients to large trucking corporations in order to protect their liberties, their license, and their careers.