Category Archives: DUI Under 21/Juvenile

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Ohio Supreme Court Address Juvenile Prior OVI Offenses

In State v. Bode, 144 Ohio St.3d 155, 2015-Ohio-1519, the Ohio Supreme Court decided an issue affecting juveniles and the ability of the state to enhance a DUI charge based on prior juvenile adjudications. As a juvenile, the defendant was arrested for violating an equivalent offense 4511.19(A)(1)(a), colloquially referred to as a DUI charge. He…
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Drinking Underage In Ohio – What Are The Consequences?

Underage possession or consumption of beer or intoxicants is a serious crime in Ohio. The charges are first-degree misdemeanors carrying a maximum penalty of 180 days in jail and up to a $1,000.00 fine. Worse yet, a conviction may leave you with a “criminal record” which is much more serious than a fine or costs.…
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Ohio’s Rules For Obtaining A License (Teen Drivers Beware)

Obtaining a license has changed for teen drivers in Ohio. Ohio employs a three-step process to obtaining a license. The first step begins when you turn 15 1/2. At this time you may apply for a temporary permit and take the drivers license knowledge exam and the eye test.  If you pass you will receive…
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Ohio Alcohol Rules: How Can A Parent Promote Moderation?

Ohio Alcohol Rules Allow For Drinking In The Home It is commonly asserted that under-age drinking laws make it illegal for anyone in the US under the age of 21 to drink alcohol. However, that is simply not true. Mothers Against Drunk Driver (MADD) has made it their mission to prohibit all underage drinking, but…
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New Restrictions For Juvenile Drivers In Ohio Begins Today

Beginning July 1, 2015, juvenile drivers issued a probationary license will face restrictions on when they can drive and how many passengers are allowed in the car while driving based on experience instead of age. This change is a result of Ohio’s Drive Toward a Safer Ohio Initiative and is an effort to increase the…
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