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Traffic Penalties And Points

A recent Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) administrative ruling has determined that any points assessed to your license will stay on your driving record for a period of two years. Penalties and points for traffic violations in Ohio are serious matters and should never be taken lightly.

What goes on your driving record can haunt you for a long time. To get an experienced defense attorney on your side and prevent points from accumulating on your record, call Laura Helmbrecht, Attorney at Law, today: 614-929-3164.

Let Us Help You Avoid Points On Your Driving Record

Different point values are assigned based on the severity of the charge. Traffic law legislation is constantly evolving, and the only certain way to fully understand your charge is to call an experienced Ohio attorney.

  • Six-point violations: There are numerous violations that will result in six points being added to your driving record, including drunk driving (DUI), driving while your license is suspended or revoked, drag racing, vehicular assault and vehicular homicide.
  • Four-point violations: The violations that can result in four points being assessed to your license include reckless operation and juvenile DUI.
  • Two-point violations: Most other moving violations will result in two points being added to your driving record. These violations can include failure to stop at stop sign, speeding, following too closely, driving the wrong way on one-way street, driving left of center, failure to yield and improper passing.

Ohio Driving Penalties Are Severe — You Need An Attorney To Help Fight

If a driver accumulates six points on his or her license within a two-year period, a warning letter will be issued by the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles. If 12 or more points are accumulated during that same period, driving privileges will be suspended for six months. When the six-month license suspension is up, you will have to take a driving course and retake the driving test.

If a driver is caught driving while on suspension, it is a first-degree misdemeanor punishable by a $1,000 fine and six months in jail. Additionally, the BMV can elect to suspend your license for another year.

In addition to all of the fines and potential jail time, drivers face a significant increase in insurance premiums. These consequences are severe, and you need a skilled Columbus attorney on your side. Let us fight to have your charge reduced to a no-points violation or challenge points previously assessed to your license.

Don’t Hesitate To Call For More Information

If you have questions regarding Ohio penalties and points, contact Laura Helmbrecht, Attorney at Law, by calling 614-929-3164 or by completing our online contact form. We offer initial consultations, and we accept all major credit cards for payment. Do not wait — call right now.

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