Ohio Third OVI Criminal Refusal Charge

The chart below outlines the penalties for a third 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 Third Offense OVI Offense Penalties which can be accessed below this chart.

3rd OVI Criminal Refusal Penalty Chart

Jail 60 days to 1 year jail
License Suspension 2 years to 12 years
Hard Time period – no driving privileges 180 days
Fine $850 to $2750
Party Plates Mandatory
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.
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