A good OVI/DUI attorney should be able to discuss with you not just the facts of your case, but also the potential impact of an OVI/DUI conviction on your job, career or life.

I had to take a chemical test, what does this mean?

In Ohio, you can be charged with an additional offense of operating a vehicle with a prohibited concentration of alcohol and/or drugs in your system. Typically the substances which may be tested include blood, breath or urine. Ohio further distinguishes between a high concentration (or Tier) offense and a low concentration (Tier) offense. A low tier offense is defined as any blood or breath test with the result of .08% or higher but less than .17%. A low tier urine test as is defined as a result of at least .11 grams but less than .238 g. A high tier test is anything above a .17% for a breath or blood test, and in a urine test, a high test is defined as anything .238 g or above.

Blowing in a breathalyzer? Arrested For OVI or DUI?

FAILED CHEMICAL TEST (Test over the legal limit)

  1. FIRST FAILED TEST
    • 90-day license suspension with optional limited driving privileges after 15 days.
  2. SECOND FAILED TEST
    • One-year license suspension with optional limited driving privileges after 45 days.
    • On either a first or second failed test, interlock and yellow plates are optional and can be ordered by the court.
  3. THIRD FAILED CHEMICAL TEST
    • Two-year suspension with optional limited driving privileges after 180 days. Yellow license plates are optional, but interlock is required as a condition of driving privileges if the OVI was alcohol related.
  4. FOUR OR MORE FAILED CHEMICAL TEST
    • Three years license expansion with no limited driving privileges.

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