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In Ohio driving under the influence (DUI) is charged as OVI “operating a vehicle under the influence” instead of “DUI” in other states. The required minimum penalties on a low test first offense OVI conviction in Ohio are three days in jail, unless the judge grants unlimited driving privileges with an ignition interlock device, and any ordered jail time is suspended, a $375.00 fine, and a one-year license suspension. OVI convictions are not expungeable in Ohio.
In addition to potential fines, license restrictions, and jail time, many of our clients have faced significant potential collateral consequences due to a possible OVI conviction. These include concerns with background screening pre and post-employment, limitations in driving due to license suspensions, commercial drivers’ license revocation, professional licensing reporting and renewal, and restrictions on travel to other countries.