Many times my clients are absolutely shocked, and horrified, when they learn that on a even on a first offense DUI that they might have to go to jail on a first offense!! A first offense DUI may carry with it a minimum required sentence of six days in jail! If you refuse a breath, urine, or blood test on a first offense and then plea no-contest or guilty you are going to go to jail, or confinement, for at least six days up to six months – even on a first offense.
In order to protect yourself you need all the information possible to make the right choices. On a first offense with a refusal, or test over .17 BAC, you are looking at a minimum 6 days in jail, a fine of $1075.00, 6 points on your license, 6 months to 3 years of jail, the party plates, and being required to have the interlock device in your car. The interlock device is a device that you need to blow into prior to starting your car.
Call us at (330) 752-6706 for a pressure free, no obligation, consultation regarding your case. My name is Joe Patituce, I am an Akron DUI Attorney. I practice in both Ohio and Pennsylvannia defending these types of crimes, and as a former prosecutor I can offer you what I believe is incredibly valuable help.