I received a speeding ticket in North Carolina for 103mph in a 60mph zone. In North Carolina they would take your license for a period of time. But I live in and I'm licensed in Ohio. Will Ohio take away my license if they get notice from North Carolina, even though I believe if this offense was in Ohio, I wouldn't lose my license. This is my only traffic offense in the 18 years I have been driving, and have nothing on my record.
Under the driver's license compact, North Carolina may report this offense to Ohio; however, Ohio will treat the offense as if it occurred in Ohio with respect your Ohio license. Your out of state driving privileges for NC are suspended regardless of what Ohio does. So you can't drive in NC, even if Ohio does not suspend your license. In theory, Ohio will assess 4 points to your license for this violation, which would not result in an automatic suspension, unless it puts you at or over 12 points. However, the BMV is not known for its reasonableness or for following the law to the letter. If they do determine suspend your license as a result of this offense, you will get a notice in the mail and the suspension will not start until some time after the notice. Make sure they have your correct address. If they suspend your license, hire a lawyer to argue that the suspension is improper.
Answers provided by attorney Matt Williams to questions on Avvo DO NOT form an attorney client relationship. Mr. Williams is available to represent persons charged with crimes in Ohio for a fee. Only after Mr. Williams is retained, or agrees to discuss a matter privately, shall Mr. Williams be deemed your attorney. Mr. Williams answers questions on Avvo only to provide general advice based upon the limited information in the question.
Years licensed, work experience, educationLegal community recognition
Peer endorsements, associations, awardsLegal thought leadership
Publications, speaking engagementsDiscipline