Cleveland Multiple DUI / OVI Lawyer
Penalties for a Second DUI Conviction in Ohio
Many of our clients are concerned because they have been arrested for a second, third, or higher DUI. There are serious consequences to consider, because the penalties increase with each conviction. There is not only an increased risk of significant jail time, but also hefty fines and long license suspensions. Depending on the number of previous convictions on your record, you could be facing a felony-which could mean prison.
Ohio Second Offense DUI Penalties
If you are convicted of a second DUI in 6 years, you face enhanced penalties. Getting a second DUI in 6 years means that you face:
- 10 or 20 days in jail
- possibility of getting a sentence of up to 6 months in jail
- required to have an alcohol / drug assessment
- can be required to receive treatment for alcohol or drug dependency
You will also be required to have "party plates" and an interlock device put on your car. Further, your car could be immobilized for 90 days.
The penalties for a second OVI can be very severe, but an experienced Cleveland multiple DUI attorney can help you fight them. Contact us today!
Am I Eligible for Driving Privileges After 2nd DUI in Ohio?
After refusing a breath test for a second DUI, will I be eligible for driving privileges? A second DUI within 5 years carries a 45 day waiting period before you can apply for driving privileges. Your attorney, however, can file a Motion for Driving Privileges with the court asking for limited driving privileges for:
- Any necessary medical appointments
Contact us if you have questions about your multiple DUI charges.
Second, Third, and Subsequent DUI Charges in Ohio
You need to take every arrest seriously and have an Cleveland multiple DUI attorney to help minimize any sentence. Although an attorney may be able to get you the three day driving class and no jail time after your first conviction, it takes much more work and knowledge to minimize the consequences if you are arrested for additional DUIs.
- If you are arrested for your second DUI within 6 years, you are facing a minimum of 20 days in jail.
- With a third arrest in 6 years, you are staring down a minimum of 60 days in jail.
- For your fifth DUI within the last 20 years, you could go to prison without proper representation.
Get Experienced Legal Help from Our Cleveland Defense Firm
Patituce & Associates has experience in cases involving multiple DUI convictions. With a 95% success rate, we are confident in our ability to help you minimize your license suspension, fines, and jail or prison time. If we at Patituce & Associates agree to take on your matter, we promise you will be treated with the respect and dignity you deserve.
If you are interested in defending yourself from these charges give our Cleveland multiple DUI lawyers a call at (440) 709-8088. The call is completely confidential and without any obligation.
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