DUI Penalties

The Court maintains jurisdiction over you with a period of probation. This means they can impose any jail time or fines that were initially suspended for a violation of the terms and conditions of your sentence or probation. Probation is the way the Court makes sure you comply with the sentence. If you have done [...]

It has been said that a DUI will cost the average defendant $5,000 to $10,000. This is not just the lawyer’s fee. Additional costs are numerous. There can include the following: reinstatement fees, fines, court costs, medical experts, forensic experts, transcripts, private investigators, medical records, personal or vehicle bond (which your attorney cannot post for [...]

Penalties For A 1st Time OVI.

by Joe Suhre on August 16, 2011

in DUI Penalties

A first offense DUI in Ohio has the following penalties: Administative License Suspension (“ALS”) for test refusal equals a one year license suspension. ALS for a test over the prohibited Blood Alcohol Content (“BAC”) = 90 day license suspension. Jail – Minimum of three consecutive days or 3-day driver intervention program. Fine – Minimum $375 [...]

Felony OVI

by Joe Suhre on June 29, 2011

in DUI Penalties,Uncategorized

A felony DUI is charged when the offense is a fourth or more in six years or a sixth offense in the last twenty. This is a felony of the fourth degree. Among all the other serious penalties that go along with a felony DUI, the most serious is that all future DUIs will be [...]

The Judge said that he waived your reinstatement fee when he terminated the administrative license suspension (ALS), but the BMV still says that you have to pay it, what happened? When you are convicted of a DUI first offense in six years and placed under a 6 month to 3 year suspension it will automatically [...]

Yes, if convicted of a DUI in Ohio you face mandatory jail, fines, court costs, and license suspension. There will be a time called a “hard suspension” where the Judge is not able to grant you limited driving privileges for any reason at all. A DUI in Ohio is a Misdemeanor of the first degree. [...]

When Can I Serve My Time For DUI?

by Joe Suhre on February 15, 2011

in DUI Penalties

If you get sentenced to more than three days in jail for DUI in Columbus, the Judge will typically grant a stay on days. What this means is that you have some discretion as to when you want to serve your days. However, the time has to begin within a reasonable amount of time. Typically, [...]

Can I Do My Jail Time On Weekends?

by Joe Suhre on February 9, 2011

in DUI Penalties

If you are convicted of a, low tier, first offense DUI in Ohio your attorney may be able to negotiate the jail time to be served in a 3 day driver’s intervention program in lieu of jail. This is typically from Thursday until Sunday night. The balance of any other jail time imposed by the [...]

There are numerous reason why – here are a few of the more common reasons. Driving 30 mph over the posted limit, driving the wrong way on a road, an auto accident that results in death or serious bodily injury, a 0.170 test or higher, or refusal to take the test. If you need help [...]

Penalties For A DUI In Columbus, Ohio

by Joe Suhre on November 5, 2010

in DUI Penalties

A first offense DUI in Ohio has the following penalties: ALS (Administative License Suspension) for test refusal = one year license suspension. ALS for a prohibited BAC (Blood Alcohol Content) = 90 day license suspension. Jail – Minimum of three consecutive days or 3-day driver intervention program. Fine – Minimum $375 and not more than [...]