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Akron Criminal Lawyer

DUI / OVI Defense

Helping People in the Akron Area Fight DUI Charges

If you have been charged with DUI (also known in Ohio as OVI, or operating a vehicle under the influence), you have a lot of questions. How much will this cost? How much jail time will I serve? Will my license be suspended? In Ohio there are three main types of DUI:

  • Low tier, which consists of a .08 to .17 BAC
  • High tier, consisting of a BAC of .17 or above, and
  • Refusal to take the breathalyzer

All three types of DUI/OVI can result in mandatory jail time, fines up to $2700, interlock installation, and license suspension if there is a conviction. DUI/OVI is also complicated by factors such as:

  • Multiple DUI
  • Boating Under the Influence/BUI
  • DUI/OVI for Commercial License Holders
  • DUI/OVI with associated criminal charges (aggravated vehicular assault or homicide)

High Success Rate in Obtaining Driver’s Privileges

With not just money and jail time but your driving privileges at stake, it’s important that you seek qualified legal representation as soon as you are charged with DUI/OVI. Administrative license suspension has to be appealed within ten days. If you need to drive for work, school, or family obligations, don’t wait at further risk to your license.

Additionally, if you have a previous DUI/OVI conviction, a BUI charge may be treated as a repeat offense, making you eligible for higher penalties. The reverse is also true. This means that if you have been charged with BUI, you must assume that your regular driver’s license may be at risk.