DUI Penalties

DUI Penalties in Ohio

DUI Conviction #1 Within a Six Year Period

  • If offender refuses to take blood alcohol test, Administrative License Suspension (ALS) of one year;
  • If offender tests above the legal limit, ALS is for 90 days;
  • Three mandatory days in jail or three days in a driver intervention program;
  • Court costs plus fines of $375 to $1,075;
  • Six month license suspension up to three years as ordered by the court;
  • Probation of up to five years;
  • At the discretion of the judge, offender must install an Ignition Interlock Device;
  • Issuance of restricted license plates and a mandatory six days in jail with a high tier blood alcohol test result.

DUI Conviction #2 Within a Six Year Period

  • If offender refuses to take blood alcohol test, Administrative License Suspension (ALS) of two years;
  • If offender tests above the legal limit, ALS is for one year;
  • Ten mandatory days in jail or five mandatory days in jail coupled with electronic monitored house arrest of 18 consecutive days to six months;
  • Court costs plus fines of $525 to $1,625;
  • Enrollment in a driver intervention program, as ordered by the court, at the judge’s discretion;
  • Vehicle of offender immobilized for 90 days;
  • License suspension of one to five years as ordered by the court;
  • Probation of up to five years;
  • Offender will have an Ignition Interlock Device installed and be issued restricted license plates.

DUI Conviction #3 Within a Six Year Period

  • If offender refuses to take blood alcohol test, Administrative License Suspension (ALS) of three years;
  • If offender tests above the legal limit, ALS is for two years;
  • 55 days to one year of electronic monitored house arrest after 30 consecutive days up to one year in jail – jail sentence minimums double in the cases of high tier test results;
  • Court costs plus fines of $525 to $2,750;
  • Enrollment in a state-approved alcohol treatment program, costs covered by the offender;
  • Vehicle forfeiture if vehicle is registered to the offender;
  • License suspension of two to ten years, as ordered by the court;
  • Probation of up to five years;
  • Offender will have an Ignition Interlock Device installed and be issued restricted license plates.

DUI Conviction #4 Within a Six Year Period or DUI Conviction #6 Within a Twenty Year Period

  • If offender refuses to take blood alcohol test, Administrative License Suspension (ALS) of five years;
  • If offender tests above the legal limit, ALS is for three years;
  • 60 days to one year of in jail – sentence minimums double in the cases of high tier test results;
  • Court costs plus fines of $1,350 to $10,500;
  • Enrollment in a state-approved alcohol treatment program, costs covered by the offender;
  • Vehicle forfeiture if vehicle is registered to the offender;
  • License suspension of three years, minimum and with possible Permanent Revocation which includes no driving privileges for three years;
  • Potential of up to five years of probation;
  • Offender will have an Ignition Interlock Device installed and be issued restricted license plates.

After a DUI conviction, the ALS is terminated and the time served goes toward the license suspension ordered by the court. If there is a not guilty finding, the ALS will not automatically end.

A DUI conviction in the last 20 years in combination with a test refusal will produce the same sentence as a high tier test result conviction.

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A Relieved Client

“I went to court thinking I would just get driving privileges and still be under suspension for some time. Rob was able to get the entire ALS suspension waived and most of the court fees waived as well. Was placed under 6 months probation, couldnt have asked for a better outcome. Rob did a phenomenal job. He is very knowledgeable and accessible, and I would recommend him to anyone.”

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A Grateful Client

“Rob is very knowledgeable in his area. His expertise and advice were unsurpassed. I not only had extreme confidence in Rob’s ability but was able to put my mind at ease while we went through this process. Rob was able to work with the prosecuting attorney and then get agreement from the Judge to dismiss several charges and plead to a 1st DUI. I cannot express the gratitude I have for Rob. I realize that he is being paid for his service, but his attitude is like none I’ve experienced when dealing with an attorney for this type of matter. He was not judgmental but caring.”