Some courts allow you to make payments on fines and costs and as long as you do so your license will remain intact. They usually require you to come back once a month to make a payment to avoid any additional consequences or to explain why you still need more time to pay. However, this practice differs from county to county so you should check with the court. Do not ignore it because if your license is suspended for non payment you will likely have an additional cost to unblock your license.
You can contact another DUI/criminal attorney in that area for a second opinion or other ideas. Unfortunately, it sounds like you are in contempt of court for not following the court's orders. You might be able to lessen or avoid days in jail by going to the OVI school now. However, i suggest you talk to a local attorney in the county you were charged in - they should be able to guide you the best.
He does not need your permission to file for divorce. Generally a complaint for divorce is filed when either side wants to end the marriage. Ohio allows divorce based upon several grounds - one such reason for divorce is "irreconcilable differences."
Generally a divorce is filed when the parties cannot agree on who is getting what property, how assets and liabilities are going to be divided, and how to deal with any custody issues involving children.
In a divorce, the court will...
You may be apply to the court saying you are "indigent" but even so, our court may allow you to reduce the fine with community service. Courts normally do not change their sentencing after it has been issued, but you could try. You may be required to make your request in writing. You would need to contact the clerk of court's office where your case was held to find out.
If you pled to the OVI then the ALS (Administrative License Suspension) suspension "merges" with the OVI suspension so...
Check in your county for a "Legal Aid Clinic." Sometimes called a"Poverty Law Clinic." There is one in Canton at (330) 456-8361 - 306 Market Ave N, Canton, OH 44702 . They might be able to help you or possibly refer you to a similar place in Massillon to help.
You can also check with your local attorney bar association to see if anyone offers "pro bono"(free) or reduced rates for vets.
Thank you for your service and good luck.
Generally the officer has up to two years to file the charge for a misdemeanor of the first degree. That rarely happens. In underage consumption cases (and some other cases), the officer may file it the same day you are supposed to appear in court.
I will assume your prior No OL charge was filed under 4507.02 or another section but NOT 4510.111. If your No OL was under 4510.11 or 4510.16 then the info below will change.
If your prior DUS charge was under ORC 4510.111 and this current charge is a repeat 4510.111 within THREE (not six) years then it is a misdemeanor of the first degree punishable by a maximum 180 days in jail and $1000 fine and max 1 year license suspension, and if car is registered in your name then possible...
It should be an unclassified misdemeanor. If a first offense there is no jail time - max fine of $1000 and/or community service max of 500 hours plus court costs. If you have two or more DUS convictions within 3 years it becomes a misdemeanor of the first degree ($1000 fine max - 180 days jail max).
Yes Ohio Revised Code sections 4513.04 and 4513.14 require two headlights. They must be used from sunset to sunrise, when it rains/snows, or when it is otherwise dark out due to the weather (4513.03).
The ID question is hotly debated around the state over the years. But Ohio Revised Code section 2921.29 provides that no person shall fail to disclose name/address/dob when asked if the officer reasonably susprcts a crime has been committed or is about to be committed (or is a witness in...