Being convicted of OVI/DUI can change your life forever. You could face fines, loss of your driver’s license, and even jail time. Being arrested will most likely put a strain on your personal life and it could ruin your professional career. If you have been arrested for driving under the influence, you are going to need an experienced DUI attorney by your side.
The team of experts at Linehan Law understands that you may be faced with the reality of an incredibly life-changing criminal accusation. With over 30 years of experience in the field of criminal defense, we are here to help guide you with the high-quality legal representation you need.
OVI offenses in Ohio are the only misdemeanor offenses with minimum penalties, meaning the judge does not have the authority to sentence you to less time than what the sentencing statutes require. That means for first offenses within ten years, three days in jail or in a treatment program. For second offenses within ten years, ten consecutive days in jail. For third offenses within ten years, thirty days in jail. If you take a chemical test to determine your alcohol level and that level is approximately twice the legal limit, then your minimum penalties double. A fourth offense within ten years can become a felony offense and possibly involve time in the penitentiary.