Traffic tickets and other traffic offenses can cost you money and time and may even result in a revocation of your driving privileges. Hiring an experienced Ohio attorney may help you lessen the consequences.
Traffic Offense Penalties
Ohio follows a point system — the more traffic offenses you have, the more points you will accumulate. Points collect against your license and your driving privileges. Violations can include:
- Six-Point Violations
- Vehicular homicide
- Fleeing law enforcement
- Drag racing
- Driving while your license is suspended
- Using a vehicle to commit a felony
- Four-Point Violations
- Driving with disregard for the safety of others
- Under-age OVI/DWI
- Exceeding the speed limit over 30 mph
- Two-Point Violations
- All other moving vehicle violations
The penalties for speeding depend on how far over the speed limit you were going. Penalties range from two to four points.
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The points will stay on your driving record for three years. If you accumulate six points in a two-year period, you will receive a warning from the BMV. After 12 or more points, the BMV will suspend your license for six months.
If you are caught driving with a suspended license, you could be charged with a first-degree misdemeanor which could result in a $1000 fine, six month in jail, or both. Your license may also be suspended for another year.
Drunk Driving Defense
Drunk driving is a far more serious crime than a traffic offense. You could face heavy fines, jail, license suspension and court-mandated intervention programs.
Experienced Traffic Ticket and Drunk Driving Defense in Medina County, OH
Whether you have a commercial license or a regular license, any type of traffic offense can be damaging. We are experienced traffic offense and OVI/DWI attorneys who have defended clients in Medina County since 1999. We will provide knowledgeable and thorough representation to protect your driving privileges — contact us today!