Ohio Fourth OVI Criminal Refusal
The chart below outlines the penalties for a fourth offense OVI when:
- You do not have a prior OVI conviction within 10 years of the date of your current charge.
- You refused to submit to a chemical test.
(This is also referred to as an OVI criminal refusal charge)
This offense is known as the OVI Criminal Refusal offense.
You may also be charged with other offenses if:
- You took chemical test
- You refused a Chemical test and have a prior OVI conviction within 20 years of the date of this offense.
If any of the above apply to you, after you have reviewed the below chart go back to the previous page and click on the other offense or offenses that may apply to you.
Or download the PDF Chart of all possible Fourth Offense OVI Offense Penalties which can be accessed below this chart.
4th OVI Criminal Refusal Penalty Chart
|Jail or Prison||120 days in jail or prison, to 30 months in prison**|
|License Suspension||3 years to lifetime suspension|
|Hard Time period – no driving privileges||3 years|
|Fine||$1350 to $10,500|
|Interlock on Car (Blow & Go)||Mandatory. Or, if drug OVI, at judge’s discretion.|
|Alcohol Assessment – and Treatment||Mandatory|
|90 Day vehicle immobilization plus vehicle is subject to forfeiture.|
|Alcohol Monitoring (SCRAM) mandatory if driving privileges are authorized.|
|View/Print this chart in PDF|
**Felony Sentencing Notes. Sentencing in felony OVI cases is even more complex than in misdemeanor sentencing. Your maximum sentence can be increased from 1 to 5 years if you had 5 prior offenses in 20 years “Specification.” For more information see Ohio OVI Defense: the Law & Practice.
Administrative License Suspension (ALS) Charts & Information.
Administrative License Suspension (ALS). In most cases the officer already took your driver’s license and placed you under an ALS Suspension or, if you took a urine or blood test, you will face an ALS when the result comes back.
Click here for specifics about your ALS suspension and appealing it chose which of the below applies to you.
View/Print Penalty Chart for All OVI Fourth Offense Charges
Click here to access a pdf that outlines the penalties for all OVI charges that can possible apply to someone with a Fourth Offense in 10 years.