Fighting Felony DUI Charges

At The Law Offices of Saia & Piatt, Inc., our attorneys are nationally recognized OVI defense lawyers. Our legal team has dedicated a specific portion of our practice to focus on aggressively defending individuals accused of operating a vehicle under the influence (OVI) or driving under the influence (DUI). If you are facing felony DUI charges, we encourage you to contact our firm immediately. We handle cases in Columbus, Delaware, Cleveland, Mt. Gilead or elsewhere in Ohio.

Felony DUI Penalties

First and second OVI offenses are classified as misdemeanors. A third OVI offense can also be penalized as an unclassified misdemeanor. Any other OVI offenses could be subject to felony charges.

  • Felony DUI penalties can include any of the following:
  • Sixty days local incarceration

  • Up to one year in prison with option of additional six to 30 months
  • Fines up to $10,500
  • Mandatory alcohol /drug addiction program attendance
  • License suspension from three years to life
  • Required restricted license plates
  • Ignition interlock device required for alcohol-related cases
  • Vehicle forfeiture

A fourth OVI offense is typically penalized as a fourth-degree felony DUI. A fourth offense, or any subsequent offenses, can be charged against you if you are convicted within six years of your current or prior OVI convictions.

Defense After Prior Convictions

In order to be charged with felony DUI, you must have had prior convictions in the state of Ohio. If you have been convicted of DUI within the past six years, you will be prosecuted under harsher guidelines. At The Law Offices of Saia & Piatt, Inc., we are dedicated to defending you aggressively if you have been charged with a felony DUI.

Only an attorney who is experienced in all areas of OVI can determine if all regulations, practices, procedures, guidelines and mandates have been appropriately followed in your particular case. Our lawyers are adept in all areas of DUI defense and can provide the hard-hitting representation that you need to avoid maximum penalties.

Enlist The Law Offices Of Saia & Piatt, Inc., For Your Case

Attorneys Jon Saia and Richard Piatt are nationally recognized OVI defense lawyers and trial attorneys. At The Law Offices of Saia & Piatt, Inc., our attorneys have dedicated a specific portion of our practice to focus on aggressively defending individuals accused of operating a vehicle under the influence (OVI) or driving under the influence (DUI) in Columbus. Whether you are facing first and second OVI offenses, multiple OVI offenses or a felony DUI in Ohio, no case is too complex or too big for The Law Offices of Saia & Piatt, Inc.

Contact The Law Offices of Saia & Piatt, Inc., to schedule a free case evaluation with one of our Columbus DUI defense lawyers today. Our phone lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We offer strong, effective legal representation for individuals facing felony charges, so call now.