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Ohio DUI/OVI FAQ

The state of Ohio is cracking down on DUI/OVI offenses. Public officials in Ohio recognize the serious consequences that can come with drinking and driving and the penalties reflect that. Kenneth Crislip is a DUI/OVI lawyer in the metro area of Akron, Ohio. He has handled numerous DUI cases and can provide you with a strong defense. We have compiled some common questions below.

Q: What is the legal limit in Ohio?

A: The standard legal limit for a DUI in Ohio is .08. However, if you blow over a .17, you could face harsher penalties.

Q: Will I go to jail for my first DUI?

A: It is possible to go to jail for your first offense for three to six months. However, you can seek alternative options such as a certified driver intervention program to avoid jail.

Q: Is Ohio an "implied consent" state?

A: Yes. If you refuse an Intoxilyzer test, your driver's license will automatically be suspended. The suspension is usually 15 to 30 days.

Q: Can I challenge a field sobriety test?

A: Yes. A lawyer can help you determine if the field test was performed correctly. A lawyer can also challenge the results of blood and urine tests.

Q: Is .08 the legal limit for minors?

A: No. If a minor is arrested and blows over a .02, he or she could face a DUI charge. A DUI charge when you are underage can have profound consequences on your future.

Q: Is a DUI a felony?

A: Not at first, but if you become a repeat offender, you will be charged with a felony and face more serious penalties.

Q: When do you become a repeat DUI offender?

A: After you have been convicted of three DUI/OVI charges, your next one could be considered a repeat offense, and the penalties could be more severe.

Q: Will I lose my commercial driver's license if I get a DUI?

A: If you get a DUI/OVI, you run the risk of losing your CDL.

Q: I got a DUI in Ohio, but I live in another state. What happens?

A: If you are arrested on suspicion of DUI/OVI in Ohio, you will have to go to court in Ohio. A lawyer can appear on your behalf on out-of-state DUI charges and defend your driving privileges.

Q: How can a DUI/OVI lawyer help?

A: A lawyer will check to see if the stop was legal and make sure police procedure was followed throughout the legal process. A lawyer can also defend you in administrative court in license suspension hearings.

Charged With DUI? Call Now.

For a consultation to discuss your DUI/OVI, call Kenneth M. Crislip Attorney at Law in the metro area of Akron, Ohio, at 330-525-8607 or send an email.

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