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Even as you face a felony charge in Ohio, you still have rights – and all it takes to best assert them is having the proper criminal defense attorney at your side. Serving Columbus, Franklin County, and the entire Ohio State, The Rutan Law Firm provides you with the necessary legal assistance to defend the criminal charges leveled against you. Whether it involves a DUI or an OMVI offense, a drug-related charge or a graver felony, a criminal accusation will make a serious impact on your person and reputation.


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    License Suspensions

    Length Of Court License Suspensions For Ohio DUI / OVI Convictions.

    Judges are given a range to determine the length of a court suspension in all DUI/OVI cases that result in a conviction. There are mandatory minimum suspensions that must be imposed, and there are maximum suspensions that cannot be exceeded. The minimum and maximum length of a court suspension depends on the number of prior DUI / OVI convictions on your record. By hiring the right firm, your lawyer can better advise you of what steps should be taken during the pendency of your case to minimize the maximum exposure of your suspension.

    Court Suspension Table

    • Prior convictions in 6 years
    • No priors
    • One prior
    • Two priors
    • Length Of Suspension
    • 6 months to 3 years
    • 1 year to 5 years
    • 2 years to 10 years
    • Waiting period for driving privileges
    • 15 days
    • 45 days
    • 180 days

    Disclaimer: DUI/OVI sentencing law is complicated and changes frequently. The table above summarizes the law for court suspensions at the time this page was revised in 2013.

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