The red and blue lights flash back and forth in your rear view mirror, at this point compliance is the best policy. You pull to the side of the road and follow the directions of the officer. Regardless of why you were pulled over, it is important to remember that at this point you are not under arrest. You are however, obligated to produce your driver’s license, vehicle registration, and proof of insurance. It is also important to remember, that you are not obligated to provide the officer with any more information than that at this point. If in fact, a OVI/DUI is a possibility, according to the officer, it is probably the right time to consider a lawyer.
The implications of a DUI/OVI are severe, but they are not the only traffic offences to be concerned with. Ohio utilizes a point system with points assessed depending on the nature of the offence. Keep in mind that points are automatically assessed at the time of conviction and just because you were issued a ticket, doesn’t mean you are automatically convicted. Most traffic violations come with a court date. In situations such as these, hiring legal representation can benefit your case.The maximum amount of points an individual can accrue in two years is 12. If you met or exceed 12 points within the two year time frame, your license will be suspended for a period of six months.
Just because a driver’s licence is suspended does not necessarily mean that an individual’s driving privileges are over. A court date can be requested and special considerations may be explored. A judge does have the ability to grant you permission to drive to certain designated locations such as work, or your child’s school. Regardless of your traffic offence it is not a good idea to go it alone. For legal representation, call Susan Gwinn attorney at law for a consultation.