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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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Driving Under Suspension: What is a 12-Point Suspension?

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…
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Juvenile Driving Suspensions

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,…
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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…
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“POINTS” on your Ohio License

One of the most frequently asked questions to my staff involve the issue of POINTS on an Ohio driver's license.  "Points" under Ohio law are set forth at O.R.C. 4510.036(C).  The statute lists the following as 6-point violations: 6 Point Violations -Aggravated Vehicular Homicide -Vehicular Homicide -Vehicular Manslaughter -Aggravated Vehicular Assault -Willful Fleeing and Eluding,…
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Vehicle Seizure in Ohio

Vehicle seizures in Ohio are governed by two separate statutory schemes.  The procedure for OVI vehicle seizures is governed by R.C. 4511.195 and the statutory outline for Driving Under Suspension (DUS) and Wrongful Entrustment Cases is controlled by R.C. 4510.  Your vehicle will be seized if you are charged with any of the following offenses:…
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