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FAQ: Traffic Violations and Suspended License Cases

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I have unpaid traffic tickets. How much trouble am I in?

When you fail to pay your fines, or appear in court, a bench warrant can be issued with your name on it that makes it possible for you to be arrested any time, any place. It is crucial that you handle this problem before you land in jail. A Columbus traffic ticket defense lawyer can assist you.

I have a suspended license but have been driving. What will happen if I am caught?

This is a fairly serious offense and if you have prior convictions can even result in a forfeiture of your vehicle. You would be best served by contacting Koffel Law Firm to evaluate your case and advise you what can be done about getting you back legally on the road. Up to the point when you have your license reinstated, it is not recommended that you take any chances by driving.

How will traffic tickets affect my insurance?

Insurance companies usually raise your rates when you have moving violations, such as speeding, reckless driving or other such offense. They consider that you are a bigger risk of accident, and will raise your rates accordingly.

How many points can I get before my driver's license is suspended?

Ordinarily, 6 points on your license leads to a warning letter. Some violations, such as DUI, have 6 points for a violation. Others with 6 points include hit-skip/leave scene, drag racing and others. More than two points but less than twelve points against a person's license may require the completion of a remedial driver course. According to the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV), twelve points within two yeras will warrant a suspension of driving privileges.

What is the remedial driver course?

This course can be completed once every three years and can grant a maximum five credits in a lifetime. Completion of this course can result in a two-point credit, which essentially eliminates two points charged within a two-year period. Remedial driver courses can only be completed at accredited facilities.

How can I get my driver license reinstated?

According to the Ohio BMV and the ORC § 4510.038, there are four essential steps a driver must complete if they want to get their driver license reinstated. First, the driver has to complete a remedial driving course. The driver must also file financial responsibility forms, retake a complete driver license examination and finally, pay a reinstatement fee.

How long to license suspensions typically last?

For accumulating 12 points against your driving record within two years' time, a driver will face six months of license suspension.

Do I have the possibility to appeal?

Yes, in many cases a driver can appeal a license suspension. According to the BMV, "If cause can be shown why driving privileges should not be suspended, an appeal may be filed in county or municipal court." The appeal must be filed in the jurisdiction where the petitioner lives. It is also important to note that appeals should be filed before the suspension period begins. Those under the age of 18 may also file appeals, but they must be filed in juvenile court.

How can I fight a traffic violation ticket?

The legal team at The Koffel Law Firm is proud of their record in the defense of traffic violations. Contact the firm and get your case evaluated to determine how to move forward.

What can Koffel Law Firm help me with?

The firm assists clients with all matters related to traffic violations and suspended license matters, including the following:

Contact a Traffic/Suspended License Attorney from Koffel Law Firm today.

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