Offices in Ravenna and Stow

Charged with a DUI in Ohio?

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.

ohio dui penalties at a glance

The table below is a quick summary of fines and jail times for DUI convictions in Ohio.

MIN. JAIL3 days6 days10 days20 days30 days60 days
MAX. JAIL6 mos.6 mos.6 mos.6 mos.1 year1 year
MIN. FINE$375$375$525$525$850$850
MAX. FINE$1075$1075$525$1625$2750$2750
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.

Get Help immediately

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.

Legal Help, Tools, and Resources for DUI Cases

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.

Law Offices Located in Ravenna and Stow

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:

Portage County, Ohio

Summit County, Ohio


With Attorney Dan Weisenburger,
Board Certified Criminal Defense Specialist

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Working with Dan was an absolute pleasure. His assistants are top tier and their passion for effectiveness is incomparable. Every question I had was answered, no matter how many calls it took to get the right information. You can tell he has done his due diligence when it comes to saving you time and money. I’d recommend him and his excellent team to everyone 110%. The results were extremely satisfactory I came here after extensive research on every lawyer in Portage County. Although at first over the phone it may seem like he is a very busy man, he comes correct in every single aspect. PLUS They focus on one case at a time. It was amazing. Thank you again.

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The attorneys in our law firm primarily service Portage County courts (Ravenna and Kent), and Summit County courts (Akron, Stow, Barberton). Cases in all other courts in North East Ohio, such as Cuyahoga County courts, are handled under specific terms and conditions.