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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Ohio on
Q: I have two speeding tickets in OH in 2 weeks and just got a traffic camera showing I sped through a red. What do I do
Douglas E. Riddell
Douglas E. Riddell answered on May 8, 2013

I would recommend speaking with an Ohio traffic attorney regarding the details of your traffic offenses. The possible penalties will depend on your traffic record leading up these most recent citations.

Generally, a speeding ticket in Ohio generally carries two or four points, depending...
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Q: If someone gets ticketed in Ohio and needs legal representation, does the lawyer need to be from Ohio?
Douglas E. Riddell
Douglas E. Riddell answered on May 8, 2013

Yes. Lawyers are regulated and licensed on a state by state basis. In order to practice law in the State of Ohio, the lawyer must be licensed in the State of Ohio (having either taken the bar exam in Ohio or filed the required paperwork to waive in from another state with reciprocity). Unless... Read more »

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Q: If the road is iced over and you slide, is it failure to control?
Douglas E. Riddell
Douglas E. Riddell answered on May 8, 2013

Ohio's failure to control statute states that "no person shall operate a motor vehicle . . . without being in reasonable control of the vehicle." Failure to control is generally a minor misdemeanor in Ohio carrying two to four points on your record, depending on whether you were in an accident.... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI for Ohio on
Q: My husband got a ovi and was no read his rights what should he do
Douglas E. Riddell
Douglas E. Riddell answered on May 8, 2013

I agree with Jacob. An OVI is a serious charge in Ohio carrying penalties of up to six months in jail, a license suspension of up to three years and fines up to $1000. An attorney can help you to navigate the legal process and minimize these penalties where possible and the effect of the OVI... Read more »

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