Columbus DUI Attorney
The Administrative License Suspension
An Administrative License Suspension (ALS) is an automatic suspension of your license associated with drunk driving. An ALS is NOT a criminal penalty. It is separate from any fine, jail, or license suspension that the court can impose. There are two reasons you can receive an administrative license suspension:
1) If you submit to a breathalyzer and your blood alcohol content (BAC) is above .08.
2) You refuse to submit to a chemical test.
An experienced DUI attorney can get you driving privileges while you are under an administrative license suspension. The right attorney can also fight the suspension and get it overturned.
An OVI conviction is classisfied as an enhanceable offense under Ohio law. If you have more than one OVI conviction then you may face much harsher penalties. The same is true for an ALS. The length of suspension increases each time you refuse to submit to a chemical test or have a BAC of .08% or greater.
Length of ALS After Refusal
Length of ALS with Prohibited Blood Alcohol Content (.08 % or greater)
Appeal of Administrative License Suspension
You only have 30 days from the date of your first court appearance to appeal an administrative license suspension. Failure to get the right Columbus DUI lawyer then you may lose your right to fight the suspension. If you have received an ALS out of an OVI charge, you should contact Pieri Law Office, LLC immediately at (614) 467-0264 or use the contact form on this page. Don't risk losing your license, call today.