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Is Self-Representation a Viable Option at the Administrative License Suspension Hearing?

Interviewer: Do you ever have clients that feel like they could probably handle the case on their own? Would you say that there may be one or two exceptions where the client can represent themselves in a BMV case or will they always need a lawyer there? Because of the Lasting Effects of a BMV-Issued Suspension,...

It Is Advisable to Check the Status of Your Driver’s License Periodically Online

Interviewer: Is there anything you’d like to remind people of about the BMV before we conclude the interview? In Ohio, the BMV Website is: bmvohio.gov Dale Naticchia: Yes. If you ever want to check the status of your license and a lot of people don’t know this–you can go to bmvohio.gov. If you visit their online services...

It Is Important Not to Disregard the Potential License Suspension Issued by the BMV

Interviewer: What are some common misconceptions people have about the BMV? Do you feel that they take the matter too lightly? Dale Naticchia: The misconception about the BMV is that they don’t even know that that case exists. The people don’t even realize and many attorneys don’t either; they are two cases going on. It Is the...

Was There Reasonable Suspicion for the Stop?

If, after you get the video and you see that there was no impaired driving on the video and that the person otherwise passed the field sobriety test, there’s an argument that can be made that there was no reasonable purpose for the arrest. Another interesting factor is there has to be an arrest. Many...

What to Avoid before and during the BMV’s Administrative License Suspension Hearing

Interviewer: What have you observed as far as things that clients say or do that may hurt their case with the DMV? You Must Be Proactive during the Process Dale Naticchia: The worst thing you could do is nothing. You have to be proactive. Because that case just sits there; you’re not going to go to jail,...