Do You Lose Your License When You Are Convicted for a DUI for the First Time?
Yes, the sentence for a first-time conviction for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs in Ohio includes a license suspension. The standard penalty is a 12-month suspension and no driving privileges for 15 days. A judge has the authority to extend the suspension to as much as 36 months, and also to extend the total ban on driving. Driving privileges are at the complete discretion of the judge. He or she can decide not to let you drive for the entire length of your suspension.