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
|60 days to 1 year jail
|2 years to 12 years
|Hard Time period – no driving privileges
|$850 to $2750
|Interlock on Car (Blow & Go)
|Mandatory. Or, if drug OVI, at judge’s discretion.
|Alcohol Assessment – and Treatment
|90 Day vehicle immobilization plus vehicle is subject to forfeiture.
|Alcohol Monitoring (SCRAM) mandatory if driving privileges are authorized.
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