Columbus OVI/DUI Defense Attorneys
Defend Your Rights with Plymale & Dingus
At Plymale & Dingus, we have more than 70 years of combined legal experience on our team—a team that includes two former prosecutors. We know the ins and outs of our local court system and we are extensively familiar with the state laws on DUI/OVI charges.
If you have been accused of operating a vehicle while under the influence, don't wait to secure the right defense. Our Columbus OVI/DUI defense lawyers are ready to take a proactive approach to your defense and ensure that the state's allegations against you are given the scrutiny they deserve.
Call us today at (614) 418-6460 and discuss your defense options. Our team is ready to hear from you.
Drunk Driving Penalties in Ohio
It's a misconception that drunk driving charges will only result in a "slap on the wrist" for the accused. The state of Ohio provides significant penalties for drivers convicted of this offense—penalties that can severely disrupt the life of any citizen.
What are the maximum penalties you face if convicted?
- First offense: Up to six months' incarceration, 5 years' probation, over $1000 in fines, 6 points on record
- Second offense: 10 days to 6 months in jail, 5 years' probation, over $1600 in fines, mandatory treatment requirements, 6 points on driving record, and loss of driving privileges
- Third offense: 60 days to 1 year in jail, fines of $2,750, loss of driving privileges for 180 days, and 6 points on your record
- Fourth offense: This will become a felony charge
In addition to these fines, you could face a driver's license suspension, the installation of an interlock device, and mandatory treatment services. Many people don't realize how serious their DUI charges are and how quickly the penalties can stack up. In addition to the jail time, fines, loss or your license, or mandatory treatment, you can also deal with a mark on your criminal record that limits you from other opportunities in the future.
Vigilant Advocacy. Proven Results.
Fight the charges against you and protect your freedom with the help of our law firm. We get results and our track record speaks for itself. Our attorneys have handled more than 300 trial cases, and we're prepared for any situation.
The time to start discussing your defense options is now. Contact us today to request a free initial consultation.