Ohio Second OVI Low Tier Test

The chart below outlines the penalties for a second offense OVI when:

  • You do not have a prior OVI conviction within 10 years of the date of your current charge.
  • You took a chemical test and you tested above the .08 legal limit for alcohol but the test was below the .17 high tier limit for alcohol
  • You tested above the legal limit for marijuana or other specified drugs.

This offense is known as the OVI Low Tier 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 Second Offense OVI Offense Penalties which can be accessed below this chart.

2nd OVI Low Tier Test Penalty Chart

Jail 10 days to 180 days jail
License Suspension 1 year to 7 years
Hard Time period – no driving privileges 45 days
Fine $525 to $1625
Party Plates At judge’s discretion
Interlock on Car (Blow & Go) Mandatory. Or, if drug OVI, at judge’s discretion.
Alcohol Assessment Mandatory
Mandatory Vehicle Immobilization for 90 days.
But if limited driving authorized after 45 days court can terminate the immobilization order.
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