Receiving a first conviction related to driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs increases your risk for subsequent DUI-related convictions. The cycle can be difficult to break because the increasingly harsh penalties for multiple DUIs leave people with fewer options to avoid suspicion and to exercise their rights to avoid incriminating themselves. These realities make working with an experienced Columbus, Ohio, multiple DUI offense attorney essential to avoiding an initial conviction. Continue reading
Yes. A second conviction within six years for the offense Ohio law calls alcohol-related operating a vehicle while intoxicated (OVI) carries a mandatory penalty of using an ignition interlock device. The duration of using the device is set by the judge who issues the penalty. Also be aware that the in-car breathalyzer is just one part of the sentence for a multiple DUI offense.
As you might guess, subsequent DUI offenses can incur steeper fines and penalties, and can quite possibly decrease any leniency the judge might have been inclined to show in sentencing. An attorney who is skilled and experienced in defending clients against multiple DUI offense charges may be able to help you avoid or mitigate some of these penalties. Continue reading