Being charged with a DUI is a frightening experience, whether it is a misdemeanor or a felony DUI/OVI charge.
Most people charged with a DUI offense usually have no real understanding of Ohio DUI law, the justice system, and DUI penalties. Often they feel hopeless and just want to “get it over with.” Consequently, they don’t consult with a DUI lawyer to evaluate their options.
IIn reality, very few DUI cases are open-and-shut. Our savvy DUI lawyers are alert to the many options available to help you avoid the harsh consequences of a DUI conviction.
The first court appearance (Arraignment) takes place before you know it, leaving little time for obtaining legal advice from a qualified DUI Lawyer.
Acting fast is crucial. You need to take action now and get a DUI lawyer as soon as possible.
The table below is a quick summary of fines and jail times for DUI convictions in Ohio.
|1ST||1ST HIGH||2ND||2ND HIGH||3RD||3RD HIGH|
|MIN. JAIL||3 days||6 days||10 days||20 days||30 days||60 days|
|MAX. JAIL||6 mos.||6 mos.||6 mos.||6 mos.||1 year||1 year|
|LIC. SUSP.||1 to 3|
|1 to 3|
|1 to 7|
|1 to 7|
|1 to 12|
|1 to 12|
In Ohio, a DUI conviction cannot be expunged or sealed. It remains on your record for life.
The legal systems in Portage and Summit County are tough and unforgiving. The complexities of the legal justice system can be overwhelming for the accused and for attorneys who have little experience in DUI defense.
The consequences of a DUI conviction can impact all aspects of your life. Your future is very important, and you need an attorney with extensive experience in the field of DUI defense.
Led by Mr. Weisenburger, a Board Certified Criminal Defense Lawyer with over 30 years of experience in DUI defense, our team offers aggressive DUI defense.
Contact Attorney Weisenburger now at 330-296-8000 for a quote and a free consultation.
We put together a series of video clips designed to provide you with vital information on DUI defense. Some of these might be especially helpful if you are in a situation where you can’t reach a lawyer and need immediate answers.
We realize how important it is for you to have confidence in your DUI lawyer’s legal knowledge and trial skills. Contact us to schedule a free consultation with one of our DUI lawyers.
Our DUI lawyers represent clients charged DUI across Northeast Ohio, including, but not limited to, Portage County and Summit County. Our firm has law offices in Ravenna and Stow. Our lawyers routinely handle DUI charges in the following courts:
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