Category Archives: Ohio BMV Issues

Dealing with the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles can be tough. We try to help you by providing information on how to protect yourself.

New Format For Ohio Drivers License

ohio drivers licenseEffective  January 5, 2015, the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) will issue a new format of the Ohio Drivers License (DL) and Identification Cards (ID) to customers renewing their DL or ID.

Visible changes to the DL and ID include:
•Blue/green card in place of the salmon colored card
•Laminate on front of card now contains the word “OHIO” and the year “1803” near the top of the card

Individuals holding an Ohio Drivers License or ID printed in [Read the full post. . .]

Your Ohio BMV Reinstatement Fee

Here is everything you ever wanted to know about your Ohio BMV Reinstatement fee and how to go about getting your license back.  If you need more information, please contact us via the information given below. Thanks!

reinstatement fee

Operator License Reinstatement
Fee
ORC Section 4511.191 (F)(a thru h)
OVI Conviction Date before 03/14/89
$75.00
OVI Conviction Date between 03/15/89 thru 07/24/90
$100.00
OVI Conviction Date between 07/25/90 thru 06/30/93
$125.00
ALS/OVI Arrest Date between 07/01/93 thru 09/30/97
$250.00
ALS/OVI Arrest Date
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Ohio’s High School Drop Out Suspension

high school drop out suspensionPursuant to the Ohio High School Drop Out Suspension,  the Ohio BMV can suspend the license of a person under the age of 18  if a School Superintendent notifies the BMV of unauthorized withdrawal from school, or habitual absence without legitimate excuse, or suspension for use or possession of alcohol or drugs of abuse.

Suspension Shall be Terminated if

  • Subject is at least 18 years old.
  • Subject provides evidence of a high school diploma or general education development certificate (G.E.D.)
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Vehicle Forfeiture: Where Does The Money Go?

vehicle forfeiture

Have you ever wondered where the money goes following a vehicle forfeiture?

Does your police agency have some really cool sports cars, tricked out SUVs or ruggedly expensive off-road vehicles?  Chances are they got it via Ohio’s vehicle forfeiture law.  Pursuant to R.C. 4503.234(C)(1), the agency that arrested a defendant has a virtual right of first refusal on any forfeited vehicle.  All they have to do is satisfy the lienholder or the innocent non-owners interest if they have protected [Read the full post. . .]

How Will A DUI Affect My Insurance Costs?

how will a dui affect my insurance costsHow will a DUI affect my insurance costs?”  This is one of the most common questions we get at initial client conferences.  I have grown frustrated in trying to give a short answer that sufficiently covers the nuances of the situation, so – here is my long-winded multi-part answer.

How Will A DUI Affect My Insurance Costs (Part I)

Insurance company evaluators look at you as a risk. Your rates are based on a number of super-secret algorithms [Read the full post. . .]