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DUI Info #8: Do You Know the Difference Between a Felony and a Misdemeanor DUI?

DUI Tip 8

A DUI/OVI is charged as a felony if:

  • it is the fourth or fifth charge within six years,
  • OR the sixth within 20 years, or if you already have a felony DUI/OVI on your record.

The penalties for felony DUI/OVI include:

  • Substantial jail or prison time (60 days to seven years)
  • Vehicle forfeiture
  • Driver’s license suspension ranging from three years to life
  • Ignition interlock devices
  • Mandatory alcohol and drug treatment programs
  • Restricted license plates

The severity of these penalties calls for you to secure the most skilled defense attorney. Attorney Kelly Farrish has a record of success in difficult DUI/OVI cases in the Cincinnati area and was recognized by Thompson Reuters is one of the only 14 Super Lawyers in the DUI field in Ohio.

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