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What is an Ohio BMV Form 2261 ( ALS Court Disposition Notification ) ?

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My OVI was recently dismissed and on the court docket it says that the judged signed and mailed an ALS Court Disposition Notification to the BMV . What is this form for and what does it do for my license ?

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It lets the BMV know what happened with your case.

Chet Palumbo Chet Palumbo, Attorney at Law, LLC 1800 Lyons Rd Dayton OH 45458 (937) 435-8100


When you were initially arrested you may have had (most likely) some duration of suspension imposed for refusing or failing the breath test. Depending on how the 2261 was filled out, it may order the BMV to terminate that license suspension. You need to get a copy of it from the clerk.


It tells the BMV what happened in your case and what your new suspension is if any as well as if the original ALS is to remain in effect or be terminated. WIthout seeing the sentencing entry it would be impossible to tell you what happened.

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This form lets the Judge alert the Bureau of Motor Vehicles of his Order to terminate, or to enforce, the Automatic License Suspension, or ALS---That's the full sized piece of paper that the Officer gave you --usually pink or yellow--with your ticket.

When you are arrested initially for a DUI, your license is AUTOMATICALLY SUSPENDED. This suspension can be dismissed by a Judge, IF the DUI / OVI is reduced or dismissed, if there was an improper basis for same. Assuming from your question that the DUI / OVI was tossed out on a technicality--or reduced--this form from the Court is normally used by the Court to tell the BMV to remove the ALS--so you are no longer suspended from driving.

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