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Dayton DUI Attorney Charles Rowland > Posts tagged "under 21 ovi"

Operating A Vehicle After Underage Consumption: Ohio’s Juvenile OVI Law

Ohio has made illegal the practice of operating a vehicle after underage consumption (OVUAC).  O.R.C. 4511.19(B) makes it illegal for persons under 21 years of age to drive a vehicle with a concentration of .02 percent, but less than .08 percent by weight of alcohol by whole blood or breath, or with an equivalent amount by blood serum or plasma or urine.  (1994 S.B. 82, eff. 5/4/94).  In 2004, amended R.C. 4511.19(B) renamed the offense “operating a vehicle after underage consumption” (OVUAC).  These quasi-zero tolerance levels are justified by the fact that this age group accounts for a “disproportionate share of alcohol-related accidents.”...

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Dayton DUI/OVI Defense for the Juvenile Defendant

Under 21 DUIs (Operating a Vehicle After Underage Consumption) Ohio has declared "WAR" on underage drinking by passing a series of laws designed to present a "zero tolerance" policy toward under 21 DUI/OVI.  If you are under 21 and test over .02% blood alcohol concentration (BAC) you can face penalties including up to 5 years without a driver's license, as well as up to 30 days in jail and a $250 fine.  An underage DUI (called OVUAC, or, "operating after underage consumption") can have consequences on academic/athletic scholarships, college admission, sports eligibility,job opportunities and may present other harsh unintended consequences.  Given...

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