Fines & Jail Time

A DUI charge in Ohio carries severe penalties. Many of these are mandatory, while others are optional. Some judges have their own set of "mandatory" penalties, which include a variety of sentencing options from the "optional penalties" list below.

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Administrative License Suspension

Immediate Suspension for your Driver's License in a DUI Case

In a DUI case, the arresting officer places you under an Administrative License Suspension (A.L.S.) when you either FAIL a requested chemical test (breath, blood or urine) or are listed as having REFUSED such a test.

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Ohio Restricted Plates

Restricted Plates in OVI/DUI/DWI and DUS cases

Ohio law now requires the yellow and red restricted plates for most DUI offenses and some Driving Under Suspension cases. These plates were formerly referred to as "party plates" or "family plates".

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