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DUI Penalties in Ohio

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Looking for a lawyer for an OVI case in Akron? If you have been charged with DUI, you are facing stiff penalties, especially if you have prior DUI convictions, if there was an accident that resulted in injuries or fatalities or if you were driving with a minor in the car. Contact an Akron OVI lawyer for immediate legal counsel regarding your DUI case. A competent DUI attorney can discuss possible defense strategies and how to challenge the prosecution's evidence.

DUI penalties can include probation, jail time, heavy fines, restitution, mandatory alcohol or drug treatment, vehicle forfeiture and license suspension. If you are a commercial driver and have been cited for DUI, your job and ability to earn a living is in jeopardy. DiCaudo, Pitchford & Yoder is a competent defense firm with extensive DUI case experience. We know what to expect from the prosecution, and how to prepare and tough defense to help prevent a conviction. Call an attorney from our office to find out your legal options and how best to address the charges against you.

What Are the Penalties for OVI in Ohio?

Sentencing in an OVI case can vary depending on several factors. One of the most important aspects of a DUI case is whether or not the defendant has a prior DUI record. Penalties for DUI can include:

First Offense OVI

  • 3 days to 6 months in jail
  • Fines from $375 to $1,075
  • License suspension from 6 months to 3 years (possible installation of ignition interlock device)
    • Test refusal: 1 year license suspension
  • License reinstatement fee

Second Offense OVI (within 6 years)

  • Minimum 5 days in jail or 18 days house arrest to 6 months in jail
  • Fines from $525 to $1,625
  • Driver's license suspension from 1 to 5 years
  • 90 day vehicle forfeiture
  • Ignition interlock device & mandatory DUI plates
  • Court-ordered drug/alcohol program
  • Maximum 5 years probation

Third Offense OVI (within 6 years)

  • Jail time up to 1 year
  • Fines between $850 and $10,500
  • License suspension from 1 year up to 10 years
  • Vehicle forfeiture
  • Mandatory Ignition interlock device & DUI plates
  • Mandatory drug/alcohol program
  • Maximum 5 years probation

Fourth Offense OVI (within 6 years)

  • Jail time between 60 days to 1 year
  • Fines between $1,350 and $10,500
  • Court license suspension from 3 years or permanent revocation
    • $250 license reinstatement fee
  • Vehicle forfeiture
  • Mandatory Ignition interlock device & DUI plates
  • Mandatory drug/alcohol program
  • Maximum 5 years probation

Need a lawyer for an OVI case in Akron, OH?

Our firm knows what is at stake when you have been charged with DUI, and will work hard and smart when preparing your defense. We are capable litigators that will take every legal step that is necessary to protect your freedom.

Contact an Akron DUI lawyer at our firm for qualified legal counsel and skilled representation if you have been charged with DUI.

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