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Top 10 Rules For Dealing With The Ohio BMV

January 14th, 2013

Dealing with the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles after an OVI case can be a nightmare. So, you will want to avoid problems before they rear their ugly heads. Don’t worry! You can make this as painless as possible by following these simple rules.  We are here to serve you. Call us at 1-888-ROWLAND or (937)318-1DUI before a minor issues results in major problems.

1. Make sure the Ohio BMV knows how to reach you. The burden is upon you to notify them of any address change. Courts will accept their statement that they sent you information at your last known address as valid even if you did not get it. You can apply for an address change on line at https://www.dps.state.oh.us/bmv/VehSetID.aspx.

2. Make sure the court knows how to reach you.  As with the BMV, the court will send valid notices to your last known address.  Not keeping this information current can be disastrous.  If your probation officer cannot reach you, he/she may issue a warrant for your arrest.

3. Follow the rules!  If you are required to attend a weekend intervention program and/or sign up for treatment, please do so.  Not attending a program and/or missing a schedule evaluation usually results in a letter being sent to the court.  The court, in turn, schedules a hearing on why you have disobeyed.  The hard work of your attorney can be undone.  It is also important to realize that most weekend intervention programs run on a tight schedule.  They can and will lock you out of the program for being late.

4. Follow all the rules!  It is much easier for your attorney to obtain a new driving privilege order than to defend you for driving under suspension.  Please drive only on valid privileges. If your job and/or hours change, make sure the changes are reflected on your order.  You should also only drive at the time and to the location provided for in your order.

5. Show proof of insurance to everyone, all the time, every where…at least twice.  The police officer can mark proof of insurance.  Your attorney can show proof of insurance prior to the disposition of your case.  The judge can mark proof of insurance on the file and the proof can be maintained in the file.  However, the BMV should be sent a separate notice of proof at least two weeks prior to filing for reinstatement.

6. Pay your reinstatement fee.  At least two weeks prior to the end of your suspension arrive at the BMV with your proof of insurance and your reinstatement fee.  I have abandoned giving the advice to mail it in.  Suck it up and go to the BMV in person.  You are likely to have proof that day and all issues will be solved.  You are not valid until the reinstatement fee is paid.

7. Pay your court fees and costs on time.  Failure to do so may result in jail time, driving suspensions and/or monetary fines.  The failure to pay fines may also impact your probation.

8. Renew your license on time even if you are under suspension.  Many times people will avoid paying the renewal during a suspension.  This is not a good idea.  To be valid at the end of your suspension, you must have a valid license.  Unwittingly, you may put yourself in the awful position of having to re-test.

9. If you need identification during a DUI case, please contact the BMV for a “temporary” i.d.  Do not under any circumstances get a state issued identification because this will cancel your license and you will be required to re-test.

10. Keep my number.  We pride ourselves on providing services to our clients after their OVI cases have been concluded.  Contact Charles M. Rowland II at 937-318-1DUI (318-1384) if you run into any problems with the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles.

DUI attorney Charles M. Rowland II dedicates his practice to defending the accused drunk driver in Fairborn, Dayton, Springfield, Kettering, Vandalia, Xenia, Miamisburg, Huber Heights, Beavercreek, Centerville and throughout Ohio.  He has the credentials and the experience to win your case and has made himself the Miami Valley’s choice for DUI defense.  Contact Charles Rowland by phone at 937-318-1DUI (937-318-1384), 937-879-9542, or toll-free at 1-888-ROWLAND (888-769-5263).  For after-hours help contact our 24/7 DUI HOTLINE at 937-776-2671.  For information about Dayton DUI sent directly to your mobile device, text DaytonDUI (one word) to 50500.  Follow DaytonDUI on Twitter @DaytonDUI or Get Twitter updates via SMS by texting DaytonDUI to 40404. DaytonDUI is also available on Facebook, www.facebook.com/daytondui and on the DaytonDUI channel on YouTube.  You can also email Charles Rowland at: CharlesRowland@DaytonDUI.com or write to us at 2190 Gateway Dr., Fairborn, Ohio 45324.

Protecting Your Ohio Driver’s License After Your OVI Case

July 15th, 2011

Dealing with the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles after an OVI case can be a nightmare. So, you will want to avoid problems before they rear their ugly heads. Don’t worry! You can make this as painless as possible by following these simple rules.

1. Make sure the Ohio BMV knows how to reach you. The burden is upon you to notify them of any address change. Courts will accept their statement that they sent you information at your last known address as valid even if you did not get it. You can apply for an address change on line at https://www.dps.state.oh.us/bmv/VehSetID.aspx.

2. Make sure the court knows how to reach you.  As with the BMV, the court will send valid notices to your last known address.  Not keeping this information current can be disastrous.  If your probation officer cannot reach you, he/she may issue a warrant for your arrest.

3. Follow the rules!  If you are required to attend a weekend intervention program and/or sign up for treatment, please do so.  Not attending a program and/or missing a schedule evaluation usually results in a letter being sent to the court.  The court, in turn, schedules a hearing on why you have disobeyed.  The hard work of your attorney can be undone.  It is also important to realize that most weekend intervention programs run on a tight schedule.  They can and will lock you out of the program for being late.

4. Follow all the rules!  It is much easier for your attorney to obtain a new driving privilege order than to defend you for driving under suspension.  Please drive only on valid privileges. If your job and/or hours change, make sure the changes are reflected on your order.  You should also only drive at the time and to the location provided for in your order.

5. Show proof of insurance to everyone, all the time, every where…at least twice.  The police officer can mark proof of insurance.  Your attorney can show proof of insurance prior to the disposition of your case.  The judge can mark proof of insurance on the file and the proof can be maintained in the file.  However, the BMV should be sent a separate notice of proof at least two weeks prior to filing for reinstatement.

6. Pay your reinstatement fee.  At least two weeks prior to the end of your suspension arrive at the BMV with your proof of insurance and your reinstatement fee.  I have abandoned giving the advice to mail it in.  Suck it up and go to the BMV in person.  You are likely to have proof that day and all issues will be solved.  You are not valid until the reinstatement fee is paid.

7. Pay your court fees and costs on time.  Failure to do so may result in jail time, driving suspensions and/or monetary fines.  The failure to pay fines may also impact your probation.

8. Renew your license on time even if you are under suspension.  Many times people will avoid paying the renewal during a suspension.  This is not a good idea.  To be valid at the end of your suspension, you must have a valid license.  Unwittingly, you may put yourself in the awful position of having to re-test.

9. If you need identification during a DUI case, please contact the BMV for a “temporary” i.d.  Do not under any circumstances get a state issued identification because this will cancel your license and you will be required to re-test.

10. Keep my number.  We pride ourselves on providing services to our clients after their OVI cases have been concluded.  Contact Charles M. Rowland II at 937-318-1DUI (318-1384) if you run into any problems with the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles.

Ohio BMV Reinstatement Offices

March 7th, 2011

You can pay your reinstatement fee by visiting any of the following BMV REINSTATEMENT OFFICES:

CINCINNATI
10948 Hamilton Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45231
(513) 742-7535 or
(513) 742-7545

CLEVELAND
12000 Snow Road, Suite N
Parma, Ohio 44130
(440) 845-2007

COLUMBUS
1583 Alum Creek Drive
Columbus, Ohio 43209
(614) 752-7600

JACKSON
110 Twin Oaks Drive
Jackson, Ohio 45640
(740) 286-5683

TOLEDO
4400 Heatherdowns Blvd.
Toledo, Ohio 43614
(419) 245-3010

YOUNGSTOWN
Northeast Ohio Regional Service Center
242 Federal Plaza West
Youngstown, Ohio 44503
(330) 797-5550

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Driving Privileges: How to get and keep them!

September 10th, 2010

HOW DO I GET DRIVING PRIVILEGES IN MY OHIO OVI CASE?

1. Bring in or send us your proof of insurance.  This can be a card, or the declaration page of your insurance policy.

• Is your name on the card?

• Does your insurance cover the incident date?

• Is this your first offense?  If not an SR-22 bond may be required prior to getting your privileges.

• Contact us at 937-879-9542, or by fax at 937-879-0232,or by emailing our administrative staff at lgaipo3@yahoo.com.

• Depending on the court you will be permitted up to  60 hours per week (TO, FROM AND DURING) work, school, parenting time, medical and/or treatment appointments.

2. Bring in a letter from your employer on company letterhead stating your work hours. It should state your days worked and hours worked.

• If you don’t want your employer to know of your arrest, please a pay stub will usually suffice. (Carefully review your company policy as you may be required to disclose an arrest for insurance purposes)

• If you are self-employed and/or have a variable schedule prepare a two-week schedule that we can use to obtain privileges.  Get with us every time you need an update.

• If you need to travel, contact us to get permission to drive to the destination and/or the airport.  We can also help you get a temporary Ohio identification for travel purposes.

• At Brown, Rowland, Babb & Campbell we work for you!  Let us help you through this difficult time.  Call 937-318-1DUI (318-1384), 1-888-ROWLAND (888-769-5263) or 24 hours a day at 937-776-2671.

We will promptly submit your privilege request.  Different courts have different procedures that may require you to pay a filing fee (Kettering $85), appear in person to apply (Miamisburg/Dayton) or appearin person to pick up your privileges (or other requirements).  Some courts are quicker in turning our requests into your privileges.  It is important that you have some patience and stay in contact with our office.  We are here to help you.

YOU MAY RECEIVE A LETTER FROM THE OHIO BMV STATING THAT YOU OWE A $475.00 REINSTATEMENT FEE.  DO NOT PAY THIS BILL UNTIL YOU SPEAK TO US.  WE WILL TRY TO GET THIS FEE WAIVED.

Does the Ohio BMV keep crash report records?

June 7th, 2010
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Does the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles Keep Crash/Accident Records?  How Can I Get  A Copy?

Anytime an individual is involved in a motor vehicle accident in Ohio and a police report is made, all parties listed on the police report have an entry of that accident placed on their driving record. When this entry is placed on the record, there are no points assessed and it does not specify who was at fault.   A copy of the report may be obtained by writing to:

Ohio Department of Public Safety

1970 W. Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43223


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