Traffic Offenses and Driving Under Suspension
The Mayer Law Firm Can Help You Keep Your License
Most Ohio residents know that if they are pulled over and cited with a traffic violation, they may be required to pay a serious fine. Many do not know, however, that they can fight these tickets. Think of a traffic ticket as a criminal charge, and paying the fine as pleading guilty. With proper representation from a Mansfield criminal defense lawyer, you may be able to have the charges dropped or reduced.
Driving with a Suspended License in Ohio
Some traffic offenses can result in driver's license suspension or revocation. In addition, some causes of driver's license revocation or suspension are not related to a traffic offense. If you have committed any of the following, your driver's license may be suspended for a period of time or revoked. This is only a partial list of applicable offenses.
- An OVI / DUI conviction for driving over the legal alcohol limit
- Refusing to submit to a chemical DUI test
- Quitting high school before graduating
- Identification as a "problem driver" in the National Driver Registry
- Not appearing in court while on bond
- Known significant drug or alcohol use
- Juvenile drug use
- Diagnosis of a medical problem that could threaten a driver's ability to safely operate his or her vehicle
- Juvenile DUI
- Taking a weapon onto a school campus
- Drug or alcohol offenses in another state
- Failure to settle a traffic ticket in another state
- Failure to settle a civil judgment
- Failure to comply with insurance requirements
If your license is suspended and you are found to be operating a motor vehicle, this is considered a first-degree misdemeanor. If convicted, you could face some very serious penalties that may jeopardize your long-term ability to stay on the road. These penalties — for a first offense — include six months in jail, $1000 in fines, another year of license suspension, six points on your record, and more.
Let My Experience as a Former Felony Prosecutor Help Your Case
It is important that you have skilled representation on your side that can help you effectively pursue the results that you need for your future. I am Attorney James Mayer from The Mayer Law Firm and I can provide you with the defense of your case that you need. I have been serving the residents of North central Ohio for many years, including seven as a criminal felony prosecutor.
When you choose to work with me, you can be sure that you will receive the experienced representation that you need. I begin each case by thoroughly investigating the situation and working to ensure that you understand the penalties that you could face if convicted and the best options you have for a favorable outcome.
I offer a free case evaluation so you can obtain legal advice and information regarding your case without any financial risk. If you live in Richland, Franklin, Ashland, Crawford, Medina, Cuyahoga, Morrow, Delaware, Licking, Fairfield or a surrounding county, contact The Mayer Law Firm at any time of the day or night to begin the process of building the defense you need. I am available 24 / 7 with two offices conveniently located in Mansfield and Columbus, so don't hesitate to safeguard your future by reaching out to me for the legal advocacy your case deserves.
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