Possible Penalties for OVI in Ohio

The OVI attorneys at Harris & Engler offer the below chart which shows the mandatory minimum penalties for various degrees of OVI or drugged driving charges in Ohio as well as the maximum possible penalties.  If you've been charged with an OVI or drugged driving offense in Columbus, Delaware, or Central Ohio, then call an attorney at Harris & Engler to set up an appointment and discuss your options.

First OVI in six years - BAC between .08-.17 or drugged driving
Degree of Offense Possible Incarceration Possible Fines Possibility of Treatment Possible License Suspension Possibility of Obtaining Driving Privileges During License Suspension Immobilization / Forfeiture of Vehicle
1st Degree Misdemeanor 3 days jail or Driver Intervention Program up to a maximum of 6 months in jail. $375 - $1,075 Optional 6 months - 3 years After 15 days No
1st OVI in six years - BAC over .17, or refusal to take BAC test with a prior OVI within 20 years
1st Degree Misdemeanor 6 days in jail or 3 days in jail and 3 days of Drivers Intervention Program up to a possible maximum of 6 months in jail. $375 - $1,075 Optional 6 months - 3 years After 15 days No
2nd OVI in six years - BAC between .08-.17 or drugged driving
1st Degree Misdemeanor 10 days in jail or 5 days in jail and 18 days of House Arrest with Electronic Monitoring (HAEM) and/or Continuous Alcohol Monitoring (CAM) up to a maximum of 6 months in jail $525 - $1,625 Mandatory Treatment 1 year - 5 years After 45 days 90 days of immobiliztion if vehicle is registered to defendant
2nd OVI in six years with a BAC above .17 or a current refusal to take BAC test with a prior OVI in 20 years
1st Degree Misdemeanor 20 days in jail or 10 days in jail and 36 days HAEM and/or CAM up to a maximum of 6 months in jail. $525 - $1,625 Mandatory Treatment 1 year - 5 years After 45 days 90 days of immobiliztion if vehicle if registered to defendant
3rd OVI in six years with BAC between .08-.17 or drugged driving
Unclassified Misdemeanor 30 days in jail or 15 days in jail and 55 days HAEM and/or CAM up to a maximum of 1 year in jail. $850 - $2,750 Mandatory Treatment 2 years - 10 years After 180 days Forfeiture of vehicle if registered to defendant.
3rd OVI in six years - BAC over .17 or current refusal to take BAC test with a prior OVI within 20 years
Unclassified Misdemeanor 60 days in jail or 30 days in jail and 110 days HAEM and/or CAM up to a maximum of 1 year in jail. $850 - $2,750 Mandatory Treatment 2 years - 10 years After 180 days Forfeiture of vehicle if registered to defendant.
4th or 5th OVI in six years or 6th in 20 years for BAC between .08-.17 or drugged driving
4th Degree Felony 60 days local incarceration, up to 1 year; or 60 days prison, with option of additional 6 to 30 months $1,350 - $10,500 Mandatory Treatment 3 years to life After 3 years Forfeiture of vehicle if registered to defendant.
4th or 5th OVI in six years or 6th in 20 years with a BAC over .17 or refusal to blow breathalyzer test
4th Degree Felony 120 days local incarceration, up to 1 year; or 60 days in prison, with option of addition 6 to 30 months. $1,350-$10,500 Mandatory Treatment 3 years to life After 3 years Forfeiture of vehicle if registered to defendant.
2nd of greater Felony OVI during lifetime for BAC between .08-.17 or drugged driving
3rd Degree Felony 60 days in prison up to a maximum of 5 years. $1,350 - $10,500 Mandatory Treatment 3 years to life After 3 years Forfeiture of vehicle if registered to defendant.
 
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