​Law Office of Joshua Hall

Columbus Criminal Defense Attorney

Repeat DUI / OVI Offense Penalties

If you have been charged with a repeat DUI/OVI offense, the penalties are increasingly severe. You can face both administrative and criminal penalties that will vary based on your offense, your age, and your driving record so it is important that you speak with a criminal defense attorney. Common penalties for repeat DUI/OVI offenses are listed below:

2nd DUI/OVI Offense within 6 years


  • Fines ranging from $500 to $1,625
  • Driver’s license suspension lasting from 1-5 years
  • Mandatory jail time between 10 days and 6 months
  • Mandatory alcohol monitoring/treatment
  • 90-day vehicle impoundment


3rd DUI/OVI Offense within 6 years

  • Fines ranging from $850 to $2,750
  • Driver’s license suspension lasting from 2-10 years
  • Mandatory jail time between 30 days and one year
  • Mandatory alcohol monitoring/treatment
  • Ignition interlock device prior to license reinstatement
  • Vehicle forfeiture


4th DUI/OVI Offense within 6 years

  • Fines ranging from $1,350 to $10,500
  • Driver’s license suspension lasting from 3 years to life
  • Mandatory jail time between 60 days and one year
  • Mandatory alcohol monitoring/treatment
  • Vehicle forfeiture


Habitual Offender Registry

You will be placed on the Habitual Offender Registry if you have 5 or more DUI/OVI convictions in the past 20 years, and one of those convictions occurred after September 30th, 2008. This is a publically available registry you will be included in until you do not have 5 DUI/OVI convictions within the past 20 years.