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Ohio OVI Penalties (DUI, Drunk Driving)

The following is a list of DUI penalties/OVI penalties/drunk driving penalties for Ohio DUI, OHIO OVI, Ohio drunk driving cases. Ohio has a minimum mandatory sentencing scheme if you are convicted of OVI/DUI/drunk driving. The following chart is a list of the penalties in effect as of 1/1/2006. You should check with an attorney in your area/county for more information regarding the penalties if you are convicted of OVI/DUI/drunk driving in Ohio.

Offense w/in 6 YearsOffense w/in 6 Years Ohio Revised Code Section Jail Fines License Suspension Time w/o privileges Impoundment of Plates Immobilization of Vehicle Forfeiture of Vehicle Immediate Seizure Other Sanctions
1st Offense 4511.19 (A)(1)(a) - (e) 3 days- 180 days $250 - $1000 6 months - 3 years 15 Days No No No No  
1st Offense HighTier 4511.19 (A)(1)(f)-(i) & (A)(2) 6 days -180 $250 - $1000 6 months - 3 years 15 Days No No No No Restricted Lic. Plates (aka Scarlet Letter)
2nd Offense 4511.19 (A)(1)(a) - (e) 10 days - 180 days $350 - $1000 1 Year - 5 Years 30 Days 90 Days 90 Days No Yes Restricted Lic. Plates (aka Scarlet Letter)
2nd Offense High Tier or Refusal 4511.19 (A)(1)(f)-(i) & (A)(2) 20 days - 180 days $350 - $1000 1 Year - 5 Years 30 Days 90 Days 90 Days No Yes Restricted Lic. Plates (aka Scarlet Letter)
3rd Offense 4511.19 (A)(1)(a) - (e) 30 days - 365 days $550 - 2500 1 Year - 10 Years 180 Days Yes - Fwd. to BMV No Yes Yes Restricted Lic. Plates (aka Scarlet Letter) & Ignition Interlock
3rd Offense High Tier or Refusal 4511.19 (A)(1)(f)-(i) & (A)(2) 60 - 365 days $550 - 2500 1 Year - 10 Years 180 Days Yes - Fwd. to BMV No Yes Yes Restricted Lic. Plates (aka Scarlet Letter) & Ignition Interlock
4th Offense - Unclassified F-4 4511.19 (A)(1)(a) - (e) 60 days - 30 months "$800 - $10,000" 3 Years - Life Yes - Fwd. to BMV No Yes Yes Restricted Lic. Plates (aka Scarlet Letter) & Ignition Interlock
4th Offense High Tier or Refusal 4511.19 (A)(1)(f)-(i) & (A)(2) 120 days - 30 months "$800 - $10,000" 3 Years - Life Yes - Fwd. to BMV No Yes Yes Restricted Lic. Plates (aka Scarlet Letter) & Ignition Interlock
Prior Felony   6 Months - 5 Years "$800 - $10,000" 3 Years - Life Yes - Fwd. to BMV No Yes Yes Restricted Lic. Plates (aka Scarlet Letter) & Ignition Interlock
Under 21 OVI 4511.19 (B) 0- 30 Days $0 - $250 90 Days - 2 Years 60 Days No No No No  
Under 21 OVI - 2nd Offense: M-3 4511.19 (B) 0- 30 Days $0 - $250 1 Year - 5 Years 60 Days No No No No  
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