Columbus and Delaware, Ohio DUI/OVI Defense Attorney
If you have been charged with DUI/OVI in Columbus or Delaware, Ohio, contact Johnson Legal, LLC and speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney. Attorney David Johnson of Johnson Legal, LLC will discuss your case and assist you in fighting the charges. Call (614) 987-0192 or send an email to schedule a consultation regarding your DUI/OVI case.
Ohio DUI/OVI Driver’s License Points System
The consequences for a DUI/OVI conviction includes mandatory jail time or a driver’s intervention program, fines, and a license suspension. In addition to these penalties, the judge may impose yellow license plates, secure continuous remote alcohol monitoring (SCRAM), ignition interlock, forfeiture or immobilization of the vehicle, probation and alcohol/drug treatment. A conviction will also result in 6 points being placed on your driver’s license.
BMV Points System In Ohio
If you are convicted of a moving violation in Ohio the court may assess points on your driver’s license. This information is forwarded to the BMV. Accruing 6 or more points within 2 years will result in a warning letter being sent. Accumulating 12 or more points within 2 years will result in your driver’s license being suspended for 6 months.
You are permitted to appeal the driver’s license suspension, and if your license was suspended for any of the offenses that resulted in a portion of the 12 points assessed, you will be given credit for that suspension toward the 6 month suspension. In addition, the court may grant limited driving privileges during the suspension period.
Upon the conclusion of the suspension period, you will be required to re-take the driver’s license exam and file proof of insurance (an SR-22 Bond) with the BMV before your license will be returned.
Common Offenses Resulting in Points
OVI/DUI – 6 points
Hit-Skip – 6 points
Driving Under Suspension – 6 points
Underage OVI (OVUAC) – 4 points
Reckless Operation – 2 or 4 points
Speed (30 or more over limit) – 4 points
Speed – 0 or 2 points
Preventing Points on Your License for DUI/OVI
In order to prevent points from being assessed on your license for a DUI/OVI charge in Ohio, the charge must be amended or reduced to an offense that is not a DUI/OVI or the charge must be dismissed. However, prosecutors do not want to amend or reduce a DUI/OVI charge. Instead, your attorney needs to discover evidence that will persuade the prosecutor that there is a chance of the state losing at trial. In order to do this, you must contest the charge by hiring an attorney.
DUI/OVI Attorney – Columbus and Delaware, Ohio
If you have been arrested for a DUI offense in Columbus or Delaware, Ohio, contact Johnson Legal, LLC to discuss your case. Attorney David Johnson is an experienced DUI attorney who will speak with you about the facts of your case and vigorously defend you and your ability to drive. Don’t face the serious consequences and repercussions of a DUI charge alone. Call Johnson Legal, LLC at (614) 987-0192 or send an email to schedule a consultation.