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Limited Driving Privileges

The Limits on Limited Driving PrivilegesRevised Code 4510.021 authorizes courts to grant "limited driving privileges." The Ohio General Assembly  has taken steps to restrict when a court can grant privileges.   A court cannot grant you driving privileges under the following circumstances: (1) If you have been charged with an OVI or OVUAC the legislature has enacted "hard-time" during which the court cannot grant you privileges.  In effect, they are acting to restrict a court from conforming with the American principle that you are innocent until proven guilty.  This author has taken the position that the ability to drive is a right...

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Ohio State Highway Patrol Announced Roadcheck 2011

The Ohio State Highway Patrol will participate in Roadcheck 2011, which promotes 72 hours of continuous commercial motor vehicle inspections throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico starting tomorrow and running through June 9. This year’s theme is “Enhancing Truck and Bus Safety and Security throughout North America.”During last year's Roadcheck in Ohio, troopers and motor carrier enforcement inspectors conducted 1,966 commercial motor vehicle inspections and issued 4,214 safety violations on Ohio roadways. From those inspections, 454 commercial motor vehicles, and 121 drivers were...

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DUI and Your CDL (Commercial Drivers Beware)

Image via Wikipedia”But I was in my own car, on my own time!” If you have a commercial driver’s license an Ohio DUI charge can have devastating effects on your career.  Often clients who hold a commercial driver’s license fail to understand that Ohio’s OVI laws can affect your livelihood even if you receive a drunk driving charge while you are not operating a commercial vehicle.  If you plead guilty, or are found guilty, of an OVI (drunk driving) offense your commercial driver’s license will be taken away for one year.  If you are a second-time OVI offender, an Ohio OVI will...

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Ohio’s Habitual Offender Registry

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="210" caption="Image via Wikipedia"][/caption]If you have an OVI conviction after September 30, 2008 and you have four or more prior OVI (or equivalent) convictions in the past 20 years, you will be placed on the Ohio Habitual Offender Registry.  The Registry includes the name, address, and date of birth of offenders as well as their date of convictions.  The Registry is accessible to the public.  Offenders remain on the Registry until they no longer have five or more offenses within the past 20 years.The following offenses constitute "equivalent...

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Ohio OVI and Commercial Drivers

”But I was in my own car, on my own time!”[caption id="" align="alignright" width="180" caption="Image via Wikipedia"][/caption]If you have a commercial driver’s license an Ohio DUI charge can have devastating effects on your career.  Often clients who hold a commercial driver’s license fail to understand that Ohio’s OVI laws can affect your livelihood even if you receive a drunk driving charge while you are not operating a commercial vehicle.  If you plead guilty, or are found guilty, of an OVI (drunk driving) offense your commercial driver’s license will be taken away for one year.  If you are a second-time...

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OVI While Operating a Commercial Vehicle

CDL limit is .04 (not .08) while operating a commercial vehicle It is illegal to operate a commercial vehicle in Ohio with a BAC of .04 or higher.  If you plead to, or are found guilty of an Ohio DUI, all the regular Ohio DUI/OVI penalties apply, but the legal limit in which you may drive is .04 instead of .08.  Refusal to take a chemical test is a first degree misdemeanor, regardless of whether you were charged with an Ohio OVI or not. Charles M. Rowland II has represented truck drivers and other commercial drivers for over fifteen years. If you...

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DUI Rules for Truck Drivers and CDL Holders

For operator's of a commercial vehicle requiring a CDL it is a criminal offense to drive (not operate) a commercial vehicle with a detectable amount of alcohol or controlled substance in the blood, breath or urine or with an alcohol concentration of .04% or more. In addition, if the concentration is high enough, truckers face the possibility of being prosecuted under the standard D.U.I. law. Pursuant to O.R.C. 4506.15(F) it is a criminal offense for a commercial driver to refuse to submit to alcohol or drug testing. If the driver refuses his/her CDL will be administratively suspended by the Bureau of...

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