Q: Ohio issued ovi. Penalties have been met. Ohio says ok to drive. Why can wv require $ and classes to get a new licen
How can one state's reinstatement requirements exceed the requirements of the state issuing the ovi offense? I.e. $ and classes. Shouldn't reciprocation be a two way street? It appears that wv supports ohio's license revocation, but not ohio's reinstatement requirements.
A: It is all a matter of jurisdiction. The State where you are charged and convicted has personal jurisdiction over you, and can fine, jail, or put you on probation, with conditions. It can also limit your driving privileges in that State. The State where you are licensed has both subject-matter jurisdiction over your license and personal jurisdiction over you as a licensee. Thus, West Virginia can impose any reinstatement requirements permitted under its laws.
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