“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 penalties. Most of these charges originate when a person is desperate to live up to their obligations to their work and/or [Read the full post. . .]
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 arrest warrant has been issued. Upon the bureau’s receipt of this information, the Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) will deny the person named in [Read the full post. . .]
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 (one half) of their child support obligation to avoid a license suspension. In addition, the law will allow cooperating parents to remove existing license suspensions [Read the full post. . .]
12 Point Suspensions
Driving under suspension is a serious offense in Ohio. A violation is a first degree misdemeanor and some provisions of the law provide for mandatory jail time. A twelve point suspension is caused by the accumulation of not less than 12 points on your driving record within a two-year period. The suspension begins twenty days after Ohio’s BMV sends you a letter putting you on notice of the suspension. It is not usually a valid defense [Read the full post. . .]
JUVENILE DRIVING SUSPENSIONS ARE HARSH!
If you are the parent of a juvenile and he or she admits to a violation of law he or she may face very harsh penalties that affect their ability to drive. If a child has been adjudicated unruly, delinquent, or a juvenile traffic offender for having committed any act that, if committed by an adult, would be a drug abuse offense, the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles suspends the child’s license until they are [Read the full post. . .]