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 $1,075. Court License Suspension – 6 months to 3 years, ignition interlock device may be ordered by the Court. Up to 5 years on probation.
If there was a high tier BAC result (.170 or above), an additional 3 days in jail and restricted license plates are mandatory. These are very serious penalties.
And remember, if you or a family member has been arrested for DUI in the Akron Area – including: Summit, Portage, or Stark Counties – give our office a call at 330-564-1126. We are available 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. Because now is the perfect time to put a team that includes a FORMER POLICE OFFICER and TWO FORMER PROSECUTORS to work….for you!