Ohio DUI Law Enhances Habitual Offender Registry
Under Ohio DUI law, anyone with five or more convictions for OVI during the past 20 years is placed on the Ohio Habitual Offender Registry. Of course, it would not be Ohio DUI law if there were not some quirks. For example, out-of-state convictions do not count, nor do convictions more than 20 years old. You must also have at least one conviction since September 30, 2008, the date when the law took effect. Juveniles are included and dead people are not. If you are involved in one incident which results in multiple charges, the conviction only counts once for registry purposes. To access the Habitual Offender Registry, click here. Click here to see Ohio Revised Code 5502.10, which established the Registry. Click here to see a complete list of offenses that are considered drunken driving-related for purposes of this Registry.
This week the Ohio Department of Public Safety has launched an enhanced version of the Ohio Habitual Offender Registry which is designed to produced a more up-to-date, complete and searchable listing of habitual offenders. Several recent media reports had identified gaps in the registry, which was created in 2008. The upgrades dramatically improve the older paper system and the results. Instead of relying on local court jurisdictions to submit forms to add a habitual offender to the registry, the new system compiles the information automatically from already existing electronic records. This change in Ohio DUI law was made to coincide with the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s increased OVI enforcement during the holiday season.
OVI Attorney Charles M. Rowland II dedicates his practice to defending the accused drunk driver in the Miami Valley and throughout Ohio and protecting you. He has the credentials and the experience to win your case and has made himself Dayton’s choice for drunk driving defense. Contact Charles Rowland by phone at (937) 318-1384 or toll-free at 1-888-ROWLAND (888-769-5263). If you need assistance after hours, call the 24/7 DUI Hotline at (937) 776-2671. You can have DaytonDUI at your fingertips by downloading the DaytonDUI Android App or have DaytonDUI sent directly to your mobile device by texting DaytonDUI (one word) to 50500. Follow DaytonDUI on Facebook, @DaytonDUI on Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr, Pheed and Pintrest or get RSS of the Ohio DUI blog. You can emailCharlesRowland@DaytonDUI.com or visit his office at 2190 Gateway Dr., Fairborn, Ohio 45324. “All I do is DUI defense.”
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