Multiple OVI

Cincinnati Multiple OVI Attorney

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In Ohio, it is illegal to operate a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08% or higher. If you are caught driving with a BAC at or above this level, you can be charged with an OVI (operating a vehicle under the influence) and face serious penalties. If you are arrested for OVI and have two or more prior convictions, you will face even more severe consequences, including mandatory jail time and a mandatory driver’s license suspension.

At Herzner Law, LLC, we understand that good people make mistakes. If you have been charged with a multiple OVI, our Cincinnati multiple OVI defense attorney can help you fight the charges. We have extensive experience handling all types of OVI cases and have successfully defended numerous clients facing multiple OVI charges. Our team can help you understand your legal options and work to develop a personalized defense strategy tailored to your situation.

Call our office at (513) 924-4378 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with our team today.

What Is Considered a “Multiple OVI” in Ohio?

In Ohio, a “multiple OVI” refers to an OVI charge that is not the driver’s first offense. If you have one or more prior OVI convictions on your criminal record, you will be charged with a multiple OVI if you are arrested for OVI again.

What Are the Penalties for Multiple OVIs in Ohio?

The penalties for a multiple OVI conviction in Ohio are much more severe than the penalties for a first-time OVI offense. The specific penalties you face will depend on the number of prior convictions on your record, as well as the date of those convictions.

Penalties for a second OVI conviction within 10 years of the prior conviction include:

  • 10 days to 6 months in jail, with a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 days
  • Fines ranging from $525 to $1,625
  • License suspension for 1 to 7 years
  • License plates impounded and immobilized for 90 days
  • Vehicle forfeiture (confiscation) is possible
  • Ignition interlock device (IID) required for 6 months to 3 years
  • Vehicle immobilization for 90 days

Penalties for a third OVI conviction within 10 years of the prior conviction include:

  • 30 days to 1 year in jail, with a mandatory minimum sentence of 30 days
  • Fines ranging from $850 to $2,750
  • License suspension for 2 to 12 years
  • License plates impounded and immobilized for 180 days
  • Vehicle forfeiture (confiscation) is possible
  • IID required for 6 months to 3 years
  • Vehicle immobilization for 180 days

Penalties for a fourth or subsequent OVI conviction within 10 years of the prior conviction include:

  • 60 days to 1 year in jail, with a mandatory minimum sentence of 60 days
  • Fines ranging from $1,350 to $10,500
  • License suspension for 3 years to life
  • License plates impounded and immobilized for 180 days
  • Vehicle forfeiture (confiscation) is possible
  • IID required for 6 months to 3 years
  • Vehicle immobilization for 180 days

Additionally, if you are convicted of a multiple OVI, the crime will be a felony. A second OVI conviction is a first-degree misdemeanor, a third OVI conviction is a first-degree misdemeanor, and a fourth or subsequent OVI conviction is a fourth-degree felony.

The penalties for an OVI are also more severe if you refuse to submit to a chemical test. In Ohio, all drivers are considered to have given their implied consent to submit to a chemical test if they are arrested for OVI. If you refuse the test, you will be subject to a mandatory license suspension and other penalties.

How Our Firm Can Help

At Herzner Law, LLC, we are committed to providing our clients with the aggressive representation they deserve. When you hire our firm, we will take the time to understand your situation and help you develop a defense strategy tailored to your needs. Our team can help you navigate the criminal justice system and work to protect your rights, your freedom, and your future.

Call our office at (513) 924-4378 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with our  Cincinnati multiple OVI lawyer today.

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