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Underage DUI

Columbus Underage OVI/DUI Defense Attorney

Defending Ohio Clients Since 2008

If you or someone you know is facing underage OVI or DUI charges in Columbus, Ohio, contacting our criminal defense attorneys at The Meranda Law Firm LTD should be the next step. Underage OVI and DUI charges can have serious consequences that can greatly impact your future.

Our team of seasoned attorneys understands the severity of these charges and can work to protect your rights and help you pursue a favorable outcome for your case. You can trust that our team possesses the skill and experience to handle your case with dedication every step of the way.

Don't wait! Contact our firm today for a consultation. Dial (614) 707-4239 or message us online.

Underage OVI/DUI Penalties

An underage OVI/DUI conviction in Ohio can have serious consequences for newly licensed drivers. While the blood alcohol limit for people 21 and over is .08, for those who are under 21, it is .02. Underage OVI/DUI convictions are considered misdemeanors, and those found guilty may face a range of penalties.

Penalties can include:

  • First offense of underage DUI/OVI
    • Up to 30 days in jail
    • A fine up to $250.00
    • Driver’s license suspension from 90 days to two years
    • Driving privileges are only available after 60 days
    • Retesting for your license
  • Second offense of underage DUI/OVI
    • Up to 60 days in jail
    • A fine up to $500
    • Driver’s license suspension from one year to five years

A charge of Operating a Vehicle after Underage Consumption (OVUAC) in Ohio carries serious legal consequences. If you or a loved one has been charged with this offense in Columbus, it is crucial that you seek the counsel of an experienced and reliable OVI/DUI attorney as soon as possible. With our legal guidance, you may be able to mitigate the consequences of the charge or even have it dismissed entirely.

Call Our Underage OVI/DUI Defense Lawyers in Columbus

At The Meranda Law Firm LTD, we pride ourselves on providing compassionate and professional legal guidance to those facing DUI/OVI charges in Columbus. We understand that receiving a DUI/OVI arrest can be a frightening and overwhelming experience, and you may be uncertain about what comes next.

However, with our experienced Columbus DUI lawyers by your side, you can rest assured that you can receive the dedicated support and representation that you need during this difficult time. Our team is committed to fighting for your rights and helping you protect your future.

Let us help you navigate this confusing process and provide you with the peace of mind that you deserve. Call (614) 707-4239 or get in touch with us online.

Hear From Our Happy Clients

Reviews & Testimonials

At The Meranda Law Firm LTD, your satisfaction is our priority! See for yourself what our clients have to say about working with us.

    “As stress free as it can be”
    A criminal case can be very stressful. The Meranda Law Firm can help you with this process. Zack is there to make sure that you get the best personal one on one help you can get. So you don't get pushed around in the system. Takes all the worry out of your case. Very down to earth guy. Easy to talk too. Without Zack I don't know where I would be right now. Thanks Zack; can't tell you how much I appreciate the help you gave me. If you are looking for a lawyer that can take the stress out of your case Zack is your guy
    - Jeff w
    “Great Representation”
    There are three reasons I recommend Zachuary Meranda if you are arrested for DUI. First off, he is a straight shooter. Never did he sugar coat my situation. Second, he handled everything while keeping me informed and walked me through everything as it progressed. Third, he got me the result- NO DUI!!! Thanks Zak!
    - Shane Dolen
    “Excellent job!”
    We are very appreciative of the efforts put forth by Zach Meranda. The outcome was positive and he made us feel secure in an out of control situation. Felt glad to have him defending us and having his common sense approach to our case. We would recommend his services to anyone in need.
    - Anonymous
    “I Highly Recommend The Meranda Law Firm”
    I couldn't have asked for a better attorney. I've had other attorneys and Zach is the only one that actually knew my case and put a lot of time and effort into making sure the outcome was good, which it definitely was. I really think he is one of the best attorneys & I highly recommend him to anyone that needs legal help.
    - Payton R
    “Great work!!”
    Zach Meranda was a real attorney with a no bull shit strategy!!! But he won my criminal case even when the odds were against me and I thank him and his associates!!
    - Pfeifer
    “Great Job”
    Zach did a great job representing me. He worked hard to take care of me in my case. If I ever need a lawyer again, I'll definitely give him a call first.
    - Rod
    “Great Attorney”
    Zach is a great attorney. He has represented me twice and both times I got positive results. If you need an attorney call The Meranda Law Firm, he's the best.
    - Frances Benson
    “An Attorney That Will Give You His All!”
    Zach is incredibly professional and will work as hard as he can for you, no matter how big or small your case is. He shows genuine concern and interest in his client and the situation. He is straight forward and honest. Zach was the third attorney on my case and the only one that actually took the time to become familiar with my case. He was not intimidated as my previous attorneys were and his competency resulted in my case ending in a very satisfying outcome.
    - Rylan Burrie

Have Questions?

We Have Answers!
  • What should I do if my child was arrested?
    No parent wants their child to have to go through an ordeal like being arrested. When these situations do occur, it can be difficult to determine what the best course of action would be. The juvenile justice system is different from the adult justice system and so it is important that you have a legal representative who understands the juvenile system and can help you get through this time. Whether your child has been accused of DUI, a drug crime, a misdemeanor, or a felony, you will be able to have peace of mind knowing that we are there helping you every step of the way.
  • Can I afford a criminal defense attorney?
    Another question you will have to consider when deciding which defense lawyer to handle your case is whether or not you can afford it. At The Meranda Law Firm LTD, we want to be able to provide reasonable rates to our clients so that you can get the help you need. In order to give you an idea of how much it will be, we will meet with you in a free consultation and discuss what kind of fees you could expect.
  • How do I appeal my conviction?
    What should you do if you have already been convicted of a crime and have received your sentence? If you believe that justice was not served, your first step should be to contact our firm to see if we could help you appeal your case. Not every attorney takes on appeal cases they can be more complex and time-consuming than other cases. At The Meranda Law Firm LTD, however, we are committed to fighting for the rights of our clients, no matter how difficult the case. If you want us to look over your case, please contact our team as soon as possible.

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