Drivers License

Applying For a Temporary or Hardship Driver’s License

Interviewer: Is it possible to apply for aa hardship license or a temporary license? What kind of assistance can you provide as an attorney? Dale: The petitioning of the court for restoration of occupational privileges should be doneas soon as possible. Even though in most cases you are not eligible to have them restoreduntil 15 days after...

Driving While You Have a Suspended License

Interviewer: What happens if you drive while your license is suspended for suspicion of OVI? What are some of the penalties you can incur if you are pulled over? Dale: The penalties are pretty close the same you would face being charged with Driving While Intoxicated. Driving under OVI suspension is a misdemeanor of the first degree....

How Long Do You Have to Apply For an Occupational Driver License?

Interviewer: So as soon as you’re arrested, you have 15 days at most to apply for occupational driving privileges. How long will your license remain suspended if you do not apply within that time period? Dale: That depends on several factors. In this instance, we’re assuming that this is a first time offense. We also assume that...

The Different License Suspensions That Accompany an OVI Charge

Dale: People don’t understand. There are two different suspensions, and even a lot of judges and prosecutors don’t understand the difference. There are two different suspensions to go along with an OV charge. One is the administrative license suspension, which comes from the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles. It has nothing to do with the court....

What Happens to Your Driver’s License When Arrested

Interviewer: What do the police do when you’re arrested for DUI? Do they punch a hole inyour license or do they take it away? Dale: They seize your license and you’re unable to drive. You’re under suspicion of driving under the influence immediately. This is not a suspension issued by the court but by the State of...