Ohio DUI Penalties

Ohio DUI penalties are among some of the toughest in the nation. Ohio DUI penalties include minimum jail terms, driver intervention programs, license suspensions, fines, probation, restricted plates, interlock devices, and reinstatement fees. In some instances, a DUI conviction may lead to mandatory treatment programs, vehicle immobilization and/or forfeiture, ignition interlock, electronically monitored house arrest (EMHA), continuous alcohol monitoring (CAM), and prison.

If you are convicted, or plead guilty, to an Ohio DUI offense, the judge determines the appropriate sentence. There are certain minimum penalties that are required by statute. The charts below are provided to illustrate the myriad of Ohio DUI penalties.

1st DUI conviction in 6 years

 

1st DUI conviction in 6 years and either high-end test or any prior in 20 years and refusal

 

2nd DUI conviction in 6 years

 

2nd DUI conviction in 6 years and either high-end test or any prior in 20 years and refusal

 

3rd DUI conviction and beyond

 

The information on this page should only be taken as representative of DUI penalties. DUI and its penalties are subject to constant change by the Ohio legislature. Ohio DUI Penalties are tough, and traditionally have only gotten tougher.

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