DUI / OVI Penalties

An OVI Conviction and Probation

Interviewer: How often do your clients have to undergo probation once their OVI case is resolved? What can be involved in probation? Dale: Probation is too often involved in an OVI case, in my opinion. Probation’s a trick bag because what the court will give you a minimum sentence. They gave you 180 days, and they suspend...

Consequences of an Ohio DUI Conviction

Interviewer: What are some of the other penalties for being convicted of a DUI? Either first time or a high end one? Can you talk about those? Dale: Some courts will perform an investigation before they sentence you. They will require the client to visit to the probation department. The probation department may want the client to...

Conviction Options in the State of Ohio

Interviewer: So please explain about treatment in lieu of conviction. Dale: If someone has a good record, the only reason they committed a particular offense might be because of a problem with drugs or alcohol. We will try for treatment in lieu of a conviction. That means you would plead guilty to the charge. You enter the...

Felony OVI and Felony Offenses- Facts and Penalties

Dale: Let’s talk about felony OVI’s first, which is pretty complex. And then go into the felony offenses. Because, you know, if you get six in twenty, or four in six years, OVi’s they become felonies. Then it depends on your blood alcohol concentration, what the minimum sentences are. Your blood alcohol concentration, and also whether...

OVI Turning Into A Felony

Interviewer: So besides the frequency of OVI’s making them into a felony. Anything else that can make an OVI into a felony? Dale: Well, there’s aggravated vehicular assault. Interviewer: Meaning you, what, intentionally or unintentionally hit someone with your car, or if they get injured in an accident? Dale: Believe it or not it’s not infrequent. In fact, probably...

Penalties for DUI vs. Super DUI

Interviewer: So what are some of the penalties for regular DUIs versus the super DUIs? Dale: It does depend on the court. From some courts you can expect three days in jail. That could be the sentence for a low end, first time offense. In addition, your license will be suspended between six months to three years....

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