Experienced local attorney Toledo, Ohio. (OVI, Traffic, Criminal)
Traffic Law Practice Areas
- OVI – DUI – Driving Under the Influence
- Speeding Tickets
- Marked Lanes
- Truck Weight Limits
- Wrongful Entrustment of a Vehicle
- Passing to close (police car off to side)
- Suspended Drivers License
Criminal Law Practice Areas
- Forgery and Theft Related Offenses
- Drug Related Offenses
- Disorderly Conduct and Public Intoxication
- Underage Alcohol Offenses
- Juvenile Delinquency Matters
- Misdemeanor Assault and Domestic Violence
- Criminal Trespass
- Criminal Damaging
- Outstanding Warrants
- Record Sealing
- Record Expungement
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Local traffic , OVI, and criminal defense lawyer Scott France frequently appears in Toledo Municipal Court, Perrysburg Municipal Court, and most other courts in the metro Toledo, Ohio area.
Suspended Drivers License?
If your Ohio drivers license is currently suspended, then scroll down for some helpful links to driving resources located near Toledo, Ohio. An Ohio drivers license can be suspended for a number of reasons. When an Ohio driver accumulates 6 points, a warning letter is typically issued from the Ohio BMV. When an Ohio driver accumulates 12 points on their drivers license, then their drivers license becomes suspended. License suspensions can be ordered by both a Court and/or the Ohio BMV. One of the most common Ohio drivers license suspensions is for first time OVI convictions. See below for helpful links to local driving resources.
- Ohio BMV Online Services (See your Ohio BMV driving record, reinstatement fees, organ donations, schedule a driving test).
- Defensive Driving Remedial Courses (court ordered, adults, teens)
- Find an Ohio BMV location near you (A complete listing of Ohio BMV locations in all 88 counties).
- Driver Intervention Program “DIP” (court ordered, first time OVI convictions, educational programs, Talbot Services
- Master and Sylvania Driving School (driver education for all ages)
- Texting and Driving Accident Statistics (a must read for everyone)
- Intensive Outpatient Program “IOP” (court ordered, Arrowhead Behavioral; check for court approved treatment facilities)
- Alcoholics Anonymous (Meeting Schedule; Area 53 Metro Toledo area): Find a meeting near you; no cost to attend meetings; Court stamps available.
- Toledo Hospital Detox Center (Medicare and Medicaid accepted)
OVI Defense Lawyer Toledo FAQs
- What is ‘non-reporting” probation? This form of probation is more common in misdemeanor cases. Following a conviction, a defendant is placed on a probation and is expected to have no further offenses during the probationary period. Subsequent convictions may have enhanced penalties. Weekly drug screens are not common, however it is common to have periodic check-ins with your probation officer.
- Can an OVI-DUI on my record be sealed? No. Generally speaking an OVI conviction cannot be sealed or expunged from your record.
- What is a “deferred finding”? In certain circumstances, it may be appropriate to delay sentencing after a plea of guilty is made by the defendant. A “deferred finding” usually is the result of a negotiated plea bargain in which the defendant pleads guilty to an offense, then completes some sort of Court ordered program or other treatment before a sentencing decision is made.
- What is a “Pre-Sentence Investigation” or PSI? Sentencing is a complex decision for a Judge to make. Sometimes, the Judge may need to know about the defendant before making a sentencing decision. In some cases, a Court may order a PSI after a guilty finding, thus requiring the defendant to return for a sentencing hearing. During the interim, one common component of a PSI is for the defendant to be interviewed by the Court’s Probation staff.
Ohio Municipal Court Links:
- Toledo Municipal Court
- Maumee Municipal Court
- Perrysburg Municipal Court
- Fulton County District Court – Eastern Division (Swanton, Ohio)
- Fulton County District Court – Western Division (Wauseon, Ohio)
- Sylvania Municipal Court
- Paulding County Court (Municipal Court; Paulding, Ohio)
- Ottawa County Municipal Court (Port Clinton, Ohio)
- Oregon Municipal Court (Oregon,Ohio – Lucas County)
- Bowling Green Municipal Court (Bowling Green, Ohio)
Protect Your Ohio Drivers License
Never drink and drive. OVI convictions are a first degree misdemeanor in Ohio. First time offenders may face maximum penalties of up to 180 days in jail and up to $1,000.00 in fines. There may be additional consequences such as suspension of your drivers license, outpatient treatment, community service, and more. Volunteer to be the designated driver or call for a ride. (Call Uber for a safe ride home and avoid an OVI.)
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