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Possible Consequences and Penalties

See the graph below to understand the penalties for a DUI charge in Cincinnati.

Final Farrish Chart


*All minimum periods of incarceration double if you refuse to provide a chemical test or test over .170 BAC, and/or you have a prior DUI conviction in the last twenty years.

As you can see, penalties for a first time offense include:

  • License suspension
  • Jail time
  • Fines

Some other consequences include:

  • Drug and alcohol addiction treatment
  • Vehicle impounding
  • Ignition interlock device installed in vehicle

If you are underage, and you’re applying to or are attending college, some universities may take additional action. Some universities require extra alcohol treatment and/or alcohol safety classes. Some suspend or expel students; it all depends on what school you attend.

Your insurance rates could also increase after getting a DUI. Your insurance premium could increase by hundreds of dollars after you’re convicted with drinking and driving.

At The Farrish Law Firm, L.P.A., we consider all of these consequences and penalties as we evaluate your options. Just know that you do have options. It is our job to make sure you use the right ones.

Knowing the possible penalties and how costly they are, our Cincinnati DUI defense attorneys fight vigorously to make sure that we reduce the consequences as much as possible.

Click here to learn how to prevent future DUIs