Asked in DUI / DWI for Ohio

Q: I was arrested for DUI in Ohio 28-29 years ago. I failed to appear. Is there a statue of limitations

Called the BMV in Ohio because they froze my California DL. They gave me the number for court they are looking everything up

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Jeremiah Justin Denslow
Jeremiah Justin Denslow
  • DUI & DWI Lawyer
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: Wow, what a nightmare. I'm a bit surprised it's just now surfacing. To answer your question, the statute of limitations for most misdemeanors in Ohio, including DUI, is two years ( That being said, I'm not sure that the statute of limitations would apply in this case if you were charged, served with the citation and THEN failed to appear.

Fortunately, there are MANY other defenses in an Ohio DUI case, particularly one as old as yours.

Call me if you'd like to discuss.


Jeremiah Denslow


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