Ohio Traffic Tickets Questions & Answers

Q: Will I get my license taken?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Ohio on
Answered on May 8, 2019
Denise Rini Esq's answer
Depending on the County, most likely it will be mandatory for a suspension.

Q: I plead not guilty to a traffic ticket and was not offered a public defender is this legal ?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Ohio on
Answered on May 1, 2019
Matthew Williams' answer
You have a right to an attorney if you face a possible jail sanction. If it’s just a minor misdemeanor traffic ticket (punishable only by a fine), there is no right to counsel at public expense though you can still hire an attorney. Also, you may want to ask for attorney. You have a right to one if it’s not a minor misdemeanor, but technically you have to apply. They don’t have to offer though many courts do.

It’s hard to imagine a railroading on a minor misdemeanor since the...

Q: Officer gave me a breathalyzer test and two more 45 min later. Which bac is he allowed to use on ticket?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and DUI / DWI for Ohio on
Answered on Apr 26, 2019
Matthew Williams' answer
The test you take at the station is the admissible test. They typically write the lowest number from two or three tests at the station, which it appears the officer in this case did. You should hire an attorney.

Q: If a person doesn’t have their license and this is the 4th time they got caught speeding without a license what will

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Ohio on
Answered on Apr 25, 2019
Matthew Williams' answer
Eventually, they’ll go to jail. The courts will work with people up to a point. Each judge’s breaking point is a bit different. But #4 without a license is over many of them.

Q: My son is 17 and was just pulled over for doing 90 in a 55. What can I expect. He will be getting a court date. First.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Juvenile Law for Ohio on
Answered on Apr 23, 2019
Joseph Jaap's answer
License suspension and a fine, with the judge likely to be angered by him endangering others and acting totally irresponsibly. Parents also might get a lecture from the judge.

Q: If my son who is 16 was caught going 48 in 25 how likely is he to get his license suspended first offense

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Ohio on
Answered on Apr 19, 2019
Ali W Latif's answer
A standard ticket for speeding 23 m.p.h. over the limit typically carries two points on one's driving record and a fine. Fines typically range from $150-500, depending on the jurisdiction. If your son accumulates 12 or more points within 2 years his license will be suspended for 6 months. The Ohio BMV sends out warning letters when a driver has accumulated 6 points. Therefore, unless there are exacerbating circumstances or facts you did not mention, his license will not be suspended from this...

Q: I got a ticket for 76 in a 65 on I 80 in Girard. I have a CDL. Can the ticket be amended to a non moving violation?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Ohio on
Answered on Apr 19, 2019
Matthew Williams' answer
It can be. Whether or not that will happen depends on discussion between you or your lawyer and the prosecutor. Your best chance is to hire a local attorney.

Q: how long does a speeding offense stay on your record

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Ohio on
Answered on Apr 19, 2019
Matthew Williams' answer
Forever. The points fall off after a couple years but the fact of the conviction is never erased.

Q: If my liciense are suspended and i have a warrant how can i get the block off completly

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Ohio on
Answered on Apr 15, 2019
Brian Smith Esq's answer
That attorney could file a motion to lift the warrant. These are frequently granted when a court sees an effort to resolve the ticket. A court may then schedule a pretrial where that attorney can work to resolve the ticket too. If the court will not withdraw the warrant, an attorney could help make arrangements to turn yourself in and resolve the ticket.

Q: What would happen if I didn't stop completely I have tempts first offense

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Ohio on
Answered on Apr 15, 2019
Patrick DiChiro's answer
It might! Some courts have programs allowing you to get your license valid. Then the repercussions are usually lighter.

Pat

Q: In Ohio..cited for no seat belt and license forfeiture. Court appearance required. Is divergence an option? Request att?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Ohio on
Answered on Apr 1, 2019
Matthew Williams' answer
Diversion is not common in traffic cases. You should ask for an attorney, if you can not afford to hire your own.

Q: In Ohio parked at pump and got a ticket for suspended license and car was towed

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Ohio on
Answered on Mar 26, 2019
Bruce Alexander Minnick's answer
Unless you can prove someone else was driving your truck and parked it at the gas pump while you were getting gas, it appears obvious to me that you must have violated the law by driving on a suspended license to the gas station. So, rather than try to argue the fine points of Ohio traffic laws and how officers are supposed to enforce them, I advise you to face the music, pay the ticket, do whatever else the law requires you to do and stop violating the law. Why? Because you cannot win.

Q: Can I get a seatbelt ticket after being pulled over for a cracked windshield.There are no rules to what makes it illegal

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Ohio on
Answered on Mar 26, 2019
Bruce Alexander Minnick's answer
Not sure how you know there are "no rules for a (sic) illegal window when you can see clearly out of it." But I will advise you not to raise that excuse as your only defense if you do go to court. Strong advise: Pay the fine and then get the cracked window fixed. In Florida it costs little or nothing to fix a small crack in the windshield.

Q: My son was going 48 in a 25 the officer isssued him a ticket he has to appear to court how likely is he to get suspended

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Ohio on
Answered on Mar 26, 2019
Bruce Alexander Minnick's answer
If your son was caught speeding, it does not matter whether the officer had to write two tickets because he "made a mistake." However, if this traffic offense is your son's first, it is highly unlikely that his license will be suspended.

Q: I’m 24 and I got a ticket in Ohio for crossing a white line and hitting the rumble strip never had a ticket in my life

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Ohio on
Answered on Mar 12, 2019
Matthew Williams' answer
You can fight anything. The question is whether you will win or not. You’re probably better served by negotiating with the prosecutor to get it amended to a no point violation.

Q: What kind of charges and or jail time and fees is he looking at?

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets, Domestic Violence and Municipal Law for Ohio on
Answered on Mar 2, 2019
Matthew Williams' answer
Well, eventually they will put him in prison. After all what’s there really to expect?

Q: Can I get in trouble for not showing up to Court for my ticket, even though I never received an official Court date?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Ohio on
Answered on Feb 26, 2019
Matthew Williams' answer
Yes, and its probably already passed...you should call the clerk of courts and inquiry.

Q: My son was pulled over in Athens c going 113 in a 60, zone, they charged him with speeding and juvenile traffic offender

2 Answers | Asked in Juvenile Law and Traffic Tickets for Ohio on
Answered on Feb 25, 2019
Joseph Jaap's answer
At a minimum, the court is likely to suspend his license, fine him, and put him on probation for acting recklessly and irresponsibly -- in hopes of making a significant enough impression that he won't risk his life and teh lives of others when he is eventually allowed to drive again.

Q: Can a police officer be illegally parked on the side of the road to give a speeding ticket?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Ohio on
Answered on Feb 20, 2019
Matthew Williams' answer
Yes, they can. Yes, they do. I wish they didn’t too. It is dangerous.

Q: Hello I'm trying to look my name up for previous court cases that I had. But I never attended. Anyway I can get help?

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI and Traffic Tickets for Ohio on
Answered on Jan 27, 2019
Patrick DiChiro's answer
YES. WE CAN DO THAT. CALL THE OFFICE AT 216-642-0424 ASK FOR ME OR MY LEGAL ASSISTANT JOHN. IF WE ARE NOT THERE WE WILL CALL BACK.

WE WILL LOOK THEM UP FOR YOU AND THEN YOU CAN DETERMINE WHAT YOU WANT TO DO AND IF YOU WANT TO RETAIN US.

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