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Ohio OVI Penalties

Below is a list of Ohio OVI Penalties. These penalties are based on blood alcohol levels, past refusals and the number of prior convictions in the past 6 years.

1st Offense OVI Penalties

  •     3 Days in Driver Intervention Program (OR 3 Days in Jail Minimum)
  •     6 Months in Jail (Maximum)
  •     6 Days Minimum With .017 Breath Test (OR Past Refusal)
  •     Fine: $375-$1,075
  •     1st Offense Driving Penalties

2nd Offense OVI Penalties

  •     10 Days Jail Minimum
  •     6 Months Jail Maximum
  •     20 Days Minimum With .017 Breath Test (OR Past Refusal)
  •     Mandatory Assessment & Treatment (if Recommended)
  •    Fine: $525-$1,625
  •     2nd Offense Driving Penalties

3rd Offense Penalties OVI Penalties

  •     30 Days Jail Minimum
  •     6 Months Jail Maximum
  •     60 Days Minimum With .017 Breath Test (OR Past Refusal)
  •     Mandatory Addiction Treatment
  •    Fine: $350-$1,500
  •     3rd Offense Driving Penalties

4th and 5th Offense OVI Penalties

  •     Felony (Fourth Degree)
  •     60 Days Jail Minimum
  •     32 Months Prison Maximum
  •     120 Days Minimum With .017 Breath Test (OR Past Refusal)
  •     Mandatory Addiction Treatment
  •     Fine: $1,350-$10,500
  •     4th and 5th Degree Driving Penalties

ref: ORC §4511.19

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