Teachers & OVI: Do I Report an OVI?
You Don’t Need To Report
Teachers, if you have an OVI (drunk driving) conviction, you may be worried about your career. We have represented many teachers and strive to have every OVI reduced or dismissed so that it cannot have an adverse impact on your future. One question we frequently encounter is, “Do I have to report and OVI conviction on my application?” The answer is NO!
A great OVI resource for teachers is the Ohio Educator Conduct FAQ provided by the Ohio Department of Education’s Office of Professional Conduct. It states,
Do I have to indicate an OVI or DUI conviction on my application?
A conviction for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated (OVI) or driving under the influence (DUI) is a traffic offense and therefore does not have to be reported on an application.
There are other great answers on this page and we highly recommend that teachers consult this page for information about what information needs to be disclosed on your professional application regarding OVI. Having served two terms on my local school board, I know how much teachers impact our kids. I know that without great teachers I could not have seen the path to law school. I will go the extra mile to make sure that your dream of educating kids is fulfilled. An OVI will not stand in your way.
Ohio DUI/OVI Attorney Charles M. Rowland II dedicates his practice to defending the accused drunk driver in the Miami Valley and throughout Ohio. 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 (here) or have DaytonDUI sent directly to your mobile device by texting DaytonDUI (one word) to 50500. Follow DaytonDUI on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr, Pheed and Pintrest or get RSS of the Ohio DUI blog. You can email CharlesRowland@DaytonDUI.com or visit his office at 2190 Gateway Dr., Fairborn, Ohio 45324. “All I do is DUI defense.”