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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

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Consequences of a Fake ID

Fake IDs Have Real Consequences

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If you are under the age of 21 years of age and you either (a) use someone else’s identification to buy alcohol, or (b) alter your identification to purchase alcohol, you will find yourself facing a multiplicity of consequences.  O.R.C. 4510.33 carries a one year license suspension.  You will be required to retake the driver’s license examination if the license is altered.  You will also be required to pay a reinstatement fee to the [Read the full post. . .]

Limited Driving Privileges

The Limits on Limited Driving Privileges

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Revised Code 4510.021 authorizes courts to grant “limited driving privileges.” The Ohio General Assembly  has taken steps to restrict when a court can grant privileges.   A court cannot grant you driving privileges under the following circumstances:

(1) If you have been charged with an OVI or OVUAC the legislature has enacted “hard-time” during which the court cannot grant you privileges.  In effect, they are acting to restrict a court from conforming with the American

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Protecting Your Ohio Driver’s License After Your OVI Case

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

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Out of State DUI?

By Criminal Defense Attorney Mark J. Babb

Many clients have asked us about the consequences of getting an out-of-state DUI.  The exact answer is different for every situation, but it generally relates to something called the interstate compact.  The interstate compact is a system put in place where states communicate driving infractions and other driver’s license information to each other.  Generally, states honor suspensions, forfeitures, and other traffic consequences from other states.  If you are convicted of an [Read the full post. . .]