30 Aug
Author: Colin Maher
Date: 2013-08-30
Categories: Traffic

OVI Ohio: Second Offense Penalties

If you have been charged with your second OVI offense within 6 years, here are the potential penalties:

JAIL

Mandatory minimum of 10 days in jail, or 5 days in jail and 18 days house arrest. Up to 6 months in jail.

*Note- if you have a high alcohol test result or refuse to test, the mandatory minimum is increased to 20 days in jail, or 10 days in jail and 36 days house arrest.

FINES

$525 to $1625

COURT COSTS

Varies

POINTS

6 points on your driver’s license (12 within a 2 year period results in 6 month suspension and reinstatement requirements)

DRIVER’S LICENSE SUSPENSION

Initially- 1 year if you fail the chemical test and 2 years if you refuse to take the chemical test

Upon conviction- 1 to 5 years (should get credit for your days under the initial suspension)

VEHICLE IMMOBILIZATION

90 days if the vehicle is registered in your name

COMMUNITY SERVICE

Up to 500 hours

DRUG AND ALCOHOL ASSESSMENT

Mandatory

DRUG AND/OR ALCOHOL TREATMENT

Mandatory

PARTY PLATES

Required

INTERLOCK DEVICE (breathe in tube to start car)

Required if alcohol related

LICENSE REINSTATEMENT FEE (at end of suspension period)

$475

 

 

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