Cincinnati DUI/OVI Attorney
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DeBra Law, LLC is devoted to providing quality legal services at an affordable rate. If you have been pulled over for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, we can help you defend your rights and fight to keep you on the road. Our Cincinnati DUI lawyer has an impressive track record and strives to obtain positive results in every case.
When Driving Becomes Illegal with Alcohol & Drugs
In Ohio, it is unlawful to drive with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08% or above. The limit is lowered to .04% for commercial drivers and .02% for drivers under the age of 21. It is also illegal for anyone to operate a vehicle with any amount of a controlled substance in his or her blood. This includes drugs such as marijuana, heroin, cocaine, or meth.
Penalties for OVI in Cincinnati
Driving under the influence (DUI), or operating a vehicle intoxicated (OVI), is a serious offense. A DUI conviction will permanently tarnish your criminal record and may result in many significant consequences, including jail time, fines, and license suspension. The specific penalties for DUI vary based on the degree of intoxication and the number of previous offenses.
The general guidelines for OVI penalties for drivers with a BAC .08% to .17% include:
- First offense: 72 hours incarceration, a $250 to $1,000 fine, and 6 months to 3 years license suspension
- Second offense: 10 days incarceration, a $350 to $1,500 fine, and 1 to 5 years license suspension
- Third offense: a minimum of 30 days incarceration, a $500 to $2,000 fine, and 2 to 10 years license suspension
- Fourth and fifth offense: a minimum 60 days incarceration, a $800 to $10,000 fine, and 3 years to life license suspension
More extreme penalties will be imposed on those who have a BAC of 0.17% or higher. Besides facing longer jail sentences and higher fines, drivers will be required to display yellow plates and might need to install an ignition interlock device on their vehicle.
Protect Your Driving Privileges & Your Future
With so much on the line, you need an experienced Cincinnati DUI lawyer on your side to skillfully navigate you through this challenging time. DeBra Law, LLC offers you the personalized legal representation you deserve.
He is a consummate professional who knows the law and how to get things done.- Jon Sinclair
He explained everything to me... He helped me to see all of the information from many different perspectives.- Deeva Marie
The case was finally dismissed and put behind me to be nothing more than a memory.- Michael Lykins
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