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Effective, Forward-Thinking Defense Against OVI/DUI Charges

In Ohio, it is unlawful to drive with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08% or higher. Anyone arrested for operating a vehicle faces significant risks. With so much on the line, you need an experienced OVI defense lawyer on your side to skillfully guide you through this challenging time.

At DeBra Law, LLC, our attorney, Ryan DeBra, is a Cincinnati DUI lawyer committed to providing high-quality legal services at an affordable rate to people across Hamilton, Clermont, Warren counties. He’s a dedicated, aggressive litigator with a keen understanding of Ohio criminal law. He has an impressive record of success as an Ohio criminal attorney and strives to achieve positive results in every case.

Penalties For OVI In Ohio

Driving under the influence (DUI), or operating a vehicle while intoxicated (OVI), is a serious offense. A DUI conviction can lead to a permanent criminal record and other negative 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 six months to three years license suspension
  • Second offense: 10 days incarceration, a $350 to $1,500 fine, and one to five years license suspension
  • Third offense: a minimum of 30 days incarceration, a $500 to $2,000 fine, and two to 10 years license suspension
  • Fourth and fifth offense: a minimum 60 days incarceration, an $800 to $10,000 fine, and three years to life license suspension

More extreme penalties will be imposed on those who have a BAC of .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 And Your Future

If you have been pulled over for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, our Cincinnati criminal defense attorney can fight to defend your rights and protect your driver’s license. Do not delay. Call us for a free initial consultation at 513-548-5920 or complete our contact form.