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New Format For Ohio Drivers License

Effective  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…
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Consequences of a Fake ID

Fake IDs Have Real Consequences 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…
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Limited Driving Privileges

The Limits on Limited Driving Privileges 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…
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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.…
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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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Ohio BMV Reinstatement Offices

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…
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Does the Ohio BMV keep crash report records?

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="180" caption="Image via Wikipedia"][/caption] 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…
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Interstate Driver License Compact

The Interstate Driver License Compact is an agreement between 45 member states to exchange arrest information for certain traffic violations, including DUI.  For example, if you are arrested in Ohio for DUI, Ohio will inform your home state.  Your home state may take no action, immediate action or treat the offense as if it occurred…
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DUI Rules for Truck Drivers and CDL Holders

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="155" caption="Image via Wikipedia"][/caption] For operator's of a commercial vehicle requiring a CDL it is a criminal offense to drive (not operate) a commercial vehicle with a detectable amount of alcohol or controlled substance in the blood, breath or urine or with an alcohol concentration of .04% or more. In addition, if…
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