29 Aug
Author: Colin Maher
Date: 2013-08-29
Categories: Traffic

OVI Ohio: First Offense Penalties

JAIL

Mandatory minimum of 3 days in jail or 72 hours in a driver intervention program. Up to 6 months in jail.

*Note- if you have a high alcohol test result, the mandatory minimum is increased to 6 days in jail, or 3 days in jail and 72 hours in a driver intervention program.

FINES

$375 to $1075

POINTS

6 points

DRIVER’S LICENSE SUSPENSION

Initially- 90 days if you fail the chemical test and 1 year if you refuse to take the chemical test

Upon conviction- 6 months to 3 years (should get credit for your days under the initial suspension)

COMMUNITY SERVICE

Up to 500 hours

DRUG AND ALCOHOL TREATMENT

Optional

PARTY PLATES

Optional

*Note- plates required if high alcohol test result

INTERLOCK DEVICE (breathe in tube to start car)

Optional

LICENSE REINSTATEMENT FEE (at end of suspension period)

$475

 

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