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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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Why You Need a Ohio Traffic Attorney

Hiring a Columbus traffic attorney to help you contest a ticket can save you from dealing with many legal and financial problems. Several traffic offenses bring more than a fine and administrative fees.  Simply accepting guilt by signing the summons and mailing in a payment will subject you to those other penalties and consequences.

  • 2017-10-24
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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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Consequences for Driving Under Suspension

The laws of Ohio set harsh penalties for driving with a suspended license or violating restrictions placed on driving privileges. Getting convicted of operating a vehicle while intoxicated (OVI) and also driving under OVI suspension/under restriction actually results in a mandatory jail sentence.

  • 2017-10-18
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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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How Do You Reinstate Your Suspended Ohio Driver’s License?

What you need to do to reinstate a suspended Ohio driver’s license depends on why you lost full driving privileges and which type of license you need to have restored. In all, Ohio courts and the Bureau of Motor Vehicles can take away a driver’s license for more than 30 criminal and civil offenses. In addition to expected cases like operating a vehicle while intoxicated (OVI) and racking up 12 points for repeated traffic tickets, a license can be suspended for an equipment violation on commercial trucks or failing to pay child support. The process for getting your license back varies for each instance.

  • 2017-10-13
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