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Sentencing for dui
Are the judges in the state of ohio required to send a person to prison to serve mandatory time or is that an option? Can the judge sentence anything else besides prison?
Ohio OVI sentencing varies widely based on the number of prior offenses and the circumstances of the OVI allegation....
Intensive prison programs versus judicial release
Who is eligible for each, what are the requirements, what are the chances of being granted either one.
Judicial release depends on the level of offense and type of offense. It also depends on whether any of the time is...
Regarding a dismissed als suspension...
I was in court and had a ovi amended to a physical control. I didn't appeal the suspension in the required time. However the judge dismissed the als suspension for a guilty verdict of the amended physical control. My question is do i still have to pay the reinstatement fee, take any classes, ask them for privileges, take the exam? I can't find any research online and don't want to add any charges or ever see the court again besides matters regarding this case by driving to work or any court approved places. If i still owe the reinstatement fee is there any other less expensive options. I also was wondering if i have court approved privileges do i even have to pay the reinstatement first or can i just drive?
The reinstatement fee on a physical control is still $475 in Ohio. If the judge suspended you on the physical you will...
I have gotten an ovi while parked in a bar parking lot. The car was running i as asleep in drivers seat. Would like advice...
Ok, as i said in the question area... I was in the bars parking lot. I only had 15$ tab but had taken lorest(spelling?) that i was prescribed for a tooth issue. I knew i was unable to drive and had my girlfriend coming to got me. she was unable to get me till around 5am. so i turned on heat hoping to say awake. The next i remember i was being awake at 4:45 by wcpd. i had issues getting out of cartold him i had a ride coming he asked me to the tests i refused. i was arrested for ovi and taken away. Unfotinitly this is a 4th in 20 and a 3rd in 6 years. My question is with my prior ovi's is it worth fighting or even though i tried to be responsible without trying to drive home i am guilty before i even walk into court room.
You definitely need to hire an attorney to fight this charge. You're facing some serious penalties on this case, and it...
I failed my interlock but I am not on probation what happens?
I know it sounds weird but I have failed my interlock several times due to drinking the night before so it was above .02 but not above .08.... I had a summons about a year ago for the same thing although the fails were not due to alcohol consumption they were from mouthwash, hair product and other random things... I went in front of the judge told him that so he had the interlock people come and explain that I was telling the truth. At that time my probation officer recommended I be released form probation and the judge agreed to sign off on it, I then asked if I could get my license back and he said no just continue with the same privileges with the interlock on. I am just wondering what exactly can I get in trouble for worst case scenario if I explain what happened?
It depends on what your status is with probation. Do you have time hanging over your head? Meaning, can the judge...
Getting a license in ohio after a dui in california.
I got a dui in california last october, i after that had my license reinstated after signing up for alcohol classes and getting the idd put in my car, last month i decided to move to ohio and i was informed i could get a license here after waiving my rights to have a license in california for 3 years. After i moved to ohio i called the dmv mandatory actions unit and asked them to send me that waiver packet and they said i can only get it after my suspension period is over. So my question is , is there no way to get a license in the state of ohio until my suspension peroid in california is over?
The DMV controls the terms for obtaining an Ohio license. If they tell you that you have to wait until the CA...
What were my rights at that point? He did not observe erratic driving, just a,call. Did I have right to refuse and leave
On Jan 2 I was coming from a friends in warren county ohio. A sheriff got behind me and followed fir about 3 Miles into middletown. Where I pulled into a,speedway, exited my car and he approach me, asking if I had anything to drink. I told him no, he,stated someone reported my vehicle as went off road etc as a,drunk driver. I told him no, etc. He asked if I had any open containers in car, again. No He asked if he could do a test, I asked what. He,stated was the pen, to watch it etc.
A citizen ALWAYS has the right to ask for counsel and to refuse to answer questions. The law does not require any...