Tampa, FL asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI and Cannabis & Marijuana Law for Ohio

Q: I was recently arrested for OWI in Ohio, does that mean my license is suspended?

1 Lawyer Answer
Brian Joslyn
Brian Joslyn
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Columbus, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: In the state of Ohio, your license is automatically suspended if you refused OVI testing or had a BAC reading of .08 or above. So, if you were arrested for OVI you should expect to receive notification relatively soon of your upcoming suspension. You do have 30 days after the initial appearance for the OVI charge to file an appeal. At the appeal you can bring legal representation and contest your license suspension by providing facts that prove one of the following:

 The arrest wasn’t reasonable;

 The officer didn’t request you to take a chemical test; or

 You were not informed of the penalties for refusing or failing an OVI chemical test

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