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Ohio DUI Penalties - Misdemeanor Levels Only

1st Offense Ohio DUI:

3 days or Alcohol Education Program (AEP) (72 hours)  

6 days jail / 3 days jail + AEP if high test or refusal with a prior in 20 years

Fine: $375 - $1,075

Suspension: 6 months - 3 years

Yellow DUI Plates: Optional. Mandatory if high test or refusal in 20 years.

Ignition Interlock: Optional.

Vehicle Sanctions: None

2nd Offense Ohio DUI:

10 days jail (20 days if high test or refusal)

Fine: $525 - $1,625

Suspension: 1 - 5 years.

Yellow DUI Plates: Mandatory.

Ignition Interlock: Mandatory

Vehicle Sanctions: 90 day immobilization

3rd Offense Ohio DUI:

30 days jail (60 days if high test or refusal)

Fine: $850 - $2,750

Suspension: 2 - 10 years

DUI Plates and Interlock are mandatory

Mandatory Forfeiture of Vehicle

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