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Driving Privileges: Can A Court Prevent Me From Drinking?

A trial court is vested with a great amount of discretion in issuing limited driving privileges under an Administrative License Suspension.  A court may require, as a condition of allowing you to have pre-trial limited driving privileges, that you abstain from the use of alcohol.  The issuing court also has the discretion to order you…
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Driving Under An OVI Suspension

"I had to get to work.  If I missed another day they were going to fire me, so I drove and got a ticket.  What is going to happen?"   Driving under an OVI suspension is a violation of Ohio Revised Code 4510.14.  It is a separate offense from a DUI/OVI charge and carries harsh mandatory…
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Driving Under Suspension in Ohio

Image via Wikipedia Ohio’s Driving Under Suspension (DUS) law is formidable.  The statutory scheme encompasses over 20 different types of suspensions ranging from Automatic License Suspensions for DUI offenses to suspensions for failing to purchase adequate insurance coverage. Please click on the links below for specific information. If you need additional information on Ohio’s DUS…
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Driving Under Suspension: The Warrant Block

Yet another way to earn an Ohio license suspension is to have an outstanding warrant. You can find this suspension at Ohio Revised Code Section 4503.13. What is unique about this suspension is that it is not really a suspension, but a block.  A municipal court can send a report to the Ohio BMV that an…
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Changes in Child Support Laws Mean Fewer Suspensions

Last year over 100,000 parents had their driver's license suspended for failure to satisfy their child support obligation.  Many advocates suggest that it is an inability to pay not an unwillingness and point to the downturn in Ohio's economy.  On Wednesday a new law will go into effect allowing parents who pay at least 1/2…
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