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Ohio ignition interlock

Ignition interlock 
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State of Ohio ignition interlock device laws

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What to do after getting a OVI can be confusing. Intoxalock is here to help. We have over 20 years of experience helping people just like you install an ignition interlock device in Ohio and get back on the road.

Don’t let the thought of installing an ignition interlock device (car breathalyzer, BAIID, IID or interlock system) intimidate you. Our Ohio state specialists will help you find a local service center, schedule an installation near your home, answer all of your ignition interlock questions and walk you through the process of regaining your license as quickly as possible.

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  • Largest ignition interlock service center network in Ohio
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State Laws

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Ignition Interlock Laws in the State of Ohio:

First Conviction OVI

If you are convicted of a second offense OVI in Ohio, your license will be suspended for up to one year as determined by the state. You may be able to receive limited driving privileges with the installation of an Intoxalock ignition interlock or BAIID device as determined by your judge.

To regain your license, you must complete the following:

  • Serve ten days jail time, with possible house arrest ranging from 90 days to one year
  • Pay a fine ranging from $500- $2,500
  • Serve a license suspension of up to one year
  • Impoundment of your vehicle for 60 days
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Second conviction OVI

If you are convicted of a second offense OVI in Ohio, your license will be suspended for up to one year as determined by the state. You may be able to receive limited driving privileges with the installation of an Intoxalock ignition interlock or BAIID device as determined by your judge.

To regain your license, you must complete the following:

  • Serve ten days jail time, with possible house arrest ranging from 90 days to one year
  • Pay a fine ranging from $500- $2,500
  • Serve a license suspension of up to one year
  • Impoundment of your vehicle for 60 days
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Third and Subsequent Convictions OVI

If you are convicted of a third or subsequent offense OVI in Ohio within six years, your license will be suspended for up to one year as determined by the state. You may be able to receive limited driving privileges with the installation of an Intoxalock ignition interlock or BAIID device as determined by your judge.

To regain your license, you must complete the following:

  • Serve 30 days jail time, with no option of house arrest
  • Pay a fine ranging from $500-$2,500
  • Serve a license suspension of up to one year
  • May have to submit to a vehicle forfeiture, criminal forfeiture or a court may fine offender the value of the vehicle
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Refusal of a chemical test

If you have refused a chemical test, you will need to complete the requirements for the corresponding offense above and the suspension times will vary as follows:

  • 1st refusal (within six years) - one year administrative license suspension (ALS)
  • 2nd refusal (within six years) - two years ALS
  • 3rd refusal (within six years) - three years ALS
  • 4th and subsequent refusals (within six years) - five years ALS
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Ignition Interlock Program Requirements

If an interlock device is required, the offender must obtain an Interlock License from the BMV, provide proof of insurance, make an appointment with the probation department and schedule an installation appointment for an Intoxalock ignition interlock device.

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This information is provided as a guideline only. Each case will vary.

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