Cincinnati Drunk Driving Defense Lawyers
Whether this is your second or third arrest — if you plead guilty to a repeat drunk driving charge, or if you are convicted of a multiple DUI offense — you face serious criminal penalties. Along with these serious criminal penalties, you also face significant personal and financial challenges.
Were you charged with driving under the influence and it wasn’t your first DUI? Was a chemically dependent family member arrested for his or her second, third or fourth DUI in Clermont County?
For dedicated defense against repeat-offense DUI charges anywhere in Ohio, contact the Law Office of James S. Arnold. Our attorneys know how to prepare and develop a strong defense against aggravated drunk driving charges. They have helped many clients avoid or minimize the consequences of a drunk driving arrest by using successful DUI defense strategies, including challenging breath test results.
For more information about our drunk driving defense services or DUI in Clermont County, and throughout Ohio,visit our OVI/DUI site.
Criminal Penalties for Repeat OVI Offenders
Ohio law now mandates a drug and alcohol assessment for all repeat offenders (a second DUI, OVI or DWI charge in 6 years) and treatment if recommended. The new law also requires an ignition interlock to be installed on the repeat offender’s vehicle if limited driving privileges are granted.
In addition to these new penalties, repeat offenders face mandatory jail time of anywhere from 10 days to 6 months, fines of $475 to $10,500, mandatory yellow DUI license plates and mandatory immobilization of their vehicle for 90 days. The administrative driver’s license suspension will be for at least 1 year and can last up to 5 years.
The penalties for a third or fourth OVI are even more severe and can include vehicle forfeiture.
See information about Penalties for First Offense DUI.
Arrested for Felony DUI in Clermont County?
The DUI defense attorneys at the Law Office of James S. Arnold have successfully defended many clients charged with driving under the influence in Batavia, Cincinnati, and other cities in Clermont County, and across the Buckeye State. In at least two DUI cases in Clermont County, our firm was able to negotiate charges of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol (OMVI) down to a lesser charge of reckless operation. In another case, we were able to have a minor’s alcohol-related driving charged dismissed for lack of probable cause.
Contact us to schedule an appointment with an experienced criminal defense lawyer.
Our DUI/DWI/OVI lawyers conveniently serve clients throughout Clermont County, including Batavia, Cincinnati, Loveland, Milford, Goshen, Laurel, Newville, and Tate.