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Uncommon Types of Traffic Violation in Ohio

You certainly know you can get ticketed for speeding, running a red light, or turning without using a signal. You also realize that you and your passengers need to buckle up and, if younger than 8, use an appropriate booster seat or child safety seat. You also understand that driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is treated as a serious criminal offense.

  • 2017-12-14
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What Happens if I’m Found Guilty of Multiple DUIs?

If a judge in central Ohio finds you guilty of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol more than once, you will spend time in jail, pay high criminal fines, lose your personal and commercial driver’s licenses for a year or longer, receive six points on your driving record, and face several other penalties. The Franklin County DUI offense attorneys with The Maher Law Firm provide more details about second, third and fourth operating a vehicle with intoxicated (OVI) penalties here.

  • 2017-11-17
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What Is the Difference Between Reckless Operation and Physical Control?

“Reckless operation” and “physical control” sound like closely related offenses, but Ohio uses vastly different definitions for the alleged misdemeanors.

  • 2017-12-09
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What Acts Can Be Considered Traffic Violations?

Ohio recognizes more than 100 actions as traffic violations. A handful constitute criminal activities under state statutes, including reckless operation, street racing, hit-skip/fleeing the scene of an accident and operating a vehicle while impaired/Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

  • 2017-11-10
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Underage DUI Attorney Franklin County

What Is the Punishment for Underage DUI

As Ohio an underage DUI defense attorney, members of The Maher Law Firm know that courts in this state can punish driving under the influence of alcohol while younger than 21 quite harshly. Sentencing guidelines used by county, city, and town judges look like this:

  • 2017-11-28
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Can I Get a CDL if I Have a DUI Charge on My Record?

The short answer is yes, you can get an Ohio commercial driver’s license after being charged with or convicted of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The reality is that reinstating a CDL lost to the offense Ohio calls operating a vehicle while intoxicated (OVI) will be difficult and expensive.  Keep in mind that getting a license does not mean you will be employable.

  • 2017-10-28
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