A first offense DUI in Ohio has the following penalties:
Administative License Suspension (“ALS”) for test refusal equals a one year license suspension. ALS for a test over the prohibited Blood Alcohol Content (“BAC”) = 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.
And remember, if you or a family member has been arrested for DUI in the Columbus Area – give our office a call at (614) 827-2000. 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!