OVI Ohio: Second Offense Penalties
If you have been charged with your second OVI offense within 6 years, here are the potential penalties:
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.
$525 to $1625
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)
90 days if the vehicle is registered in your name
Up to 500 hours
DRUG AND ALCOHOL ASSESSMENT
DRUG AND/OR ALCOHOL TREATMENT
INTERLOCK DEVICE (breathe in tube to start car)
Required if alcohol related
LICENSE REINSTATEMENT FEE (at end of suspension period)