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OVIs And Your Ohio Driving Privileges

At Michael K. Allen & Associates, our Cincinnati lawyers have more than 80 years of combined experience handling license issues after drunk driving arrests. Most of our attorneys were former police officers and prosecutors. We have a clear understanding of the law and how it applies to your specific situation.

How will I drive to work? How will I get my children to school? How will I go to the doctor? These are common questions we hear after our clients have been pulled over for drunk driving. We can help you understand your options after being pulled over for drunk driving. Call 513-718-2125 and get the answers you need.

Serious Penalties Deserve Serious Attention And Defense

Ohio drunk driving convictions carry harsh penalties, including restrictions on your driving privileges. Even without being convicted, the DUI charges alone can result in license restrictions and suspensions.

Our firm helps people protect their right to drive through representation at administrative license suspension hearings and BMV suspension hearings and through applications for temporary or occupational licenses while the OVI charges are pending.

Did You Refuse The Breath Test?

If you refused to take a breath test, your driving privileges will be suspended for a year. The law requires the police to turn your license over to the court until your initial appearance. However, you may get your license back after your first court appearance.

You may be granted limited driving privileges during your suspension. Limited driving privileges will allow you to drive for occupational, educational, vocational and medical purposes or for court-ordered treatment. Every case is unique. Limited driving privileges are granted by your judge so your specific privileges depend on how the judge interprets the state law.

OVI Convictions And Your Ohio Driver’s License

If your blood alcohol content (BAC) was at or above .08 during your arrest, your license will be suspended for 90 days. If you are convicted of an OVI in Ohio, your license will be suspended for six months to up to three years. If this is not your first DUI/OVI in the past six years, the court will deem you a “repeat offender,” and you will face harsher legal consequences.

The impact on your driving privileges varies per case. Our law firm has extensive experience navigating license issues on behalf of our clients, including representing them at BMV suspension hearings and helping them apply for an occupational driver’s license.

A DUI Is Best Handled By Experienced Attorneys

Do not attempt to handle this on your own. We will advocate for your best interests and work hard to find a resolution that minimizes the impact on your driving privileges and your daily life. Send our attorneys an email or call us at 513-718-2125 to start the discussion of your case.