Penalties for DUI in Cincinnati, OH

Arrested for Drunk Driving? We'll Fight to Protect Your Rights.

As you may know, it is illegal to operate a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol in the state of Ohio. More specifically, state law prohibits you from driving with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08% or higher if you are over the age of 21; if you are under the age of 21, you could be arrested for DUI if you are caught driving with a BAC of .02% or higher. Furthermore, commercial drivers are prohibited from operating a motor vehicle with a BAC of .04% or higher.

If you have been arrested for operating a vehicle under the influence under any of these circumstances, it may be in your best interest to speak with a Cincinnati DUI defense lawyer from Herzner Law, LLC as soon as possible. Ohio prosecutors have very little sympathy for those who have been accused of drunk driving, so you can expect to face serious legal penalties if convicted. Even if you were arrested after failing a breath or blood test, it is important to understand that hope is not lost. Call us for the help you will need.

Understanding the Penalties for DUI / OVI in Ohio

In Ohio, operating a vehicle under the influence (OVI) or driving under the influence (DUI) is a serious criminal offense. Even a first-time offense could result in jail time, so it is highly recommended that you retain the help of an experienced DUI attorney as soon as you have been arrested. In doing so, you can fight to avoid the serious legal penalties that accompany a DUI or OVI conviction, which include:

First DUI / OVI Offense

  • Between 3 days and 6 months in jail
  • Fines ranging between $250 and $1,000
  • License suspension for 6 months to 3 years

Second DUI / OVI Offense

  • Between 10 days and 1 year in jail
  • Fines ranging between $350 and $1,500
  • License suspension for 1 to 5 years

Third DUI / OVI Offense

  • Between 30 days and 1 year in jail
  • Fines ranging between $350 and $1,500
  • License suspension for 1 to 10 years

Fourth DUI / OVI Offense

  • Between 60 days and 1 year in jail
  • Fines ranging between $800 and $10,000
  • License suspension for 3 years (possibly permanent)

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If you or someone you love has been arrested for driving under the influence in Cincinnati, OH or a surrounding area, it is imperative that you exercise your right to legal counsel. Don't accept a plea bargain or plead guilty until you have had the chance to explore your options! With Herzner Law, LLC by your side, you may stand a much better chance of having your charges reduced or completely dismissed.

Call now at (513) 280-8405 to schedule your free initial consultation with our award-winning Cincinnati DUI lawyer.

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