Martins Ferry, OH asked in DUI / DWI for Ohio

Q: Had a DUI in WV 9 years ago. Haven't had my license since. I live in Ohio now.

I paid my fines off, finally, and WV wants me to do 2 years of the interlock program. I already went through the safety course that was also required. I live in Ohio now. Is it possible for me to bypass the interlock for 2 years since I now live in Ohio?

I haven't had a drink in 9 years so I'm not worried about having an interlock restriction for that reason, but I am worried about it for employment reasons. Its tough to get a decent paying job without a drivers license and I doubt having a restricted one would be any better.

Thank you, in advance, for any info you can give me on this matter.

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2 Lawyer Answers
Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams
Answered
  • DUI & DWI Lawyer
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: Ohio is not going to give you a license until WV is satisfied.

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Douglas A. Ball
Douglas A. Ball
Answered
  • DUI & DWI Lawyer
  • Batavia, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: I am not familiar with WV OVI/DUI law, but you would certainly have to satisfy your obligations to WV. I suggest speaking with your attorney there to see if he can negotiate an agreement with the Court to allow you to install the interlock on a vehicle in Ohio. Make sure to ascertain if they require a specific interlock monitor and if it will be trackable in Ohio. Good luck to you!

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