Q: Are DUI penalties more severe if you cause an accident?
Likely, the accident will carry its own set of penalties. The range of penalties in Ohio for an OVI are quite broad. Some are mandatory and the court has no discretion. If you took a breath, urine or blood test, and the level of any prohibited substance is considered "high" as defined by statute, the penalties will be more severe.
I recommend that you retain an attorney who is experienced in all phases of an OVI case.
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