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Welcome!  When searching for an experienced Toledo traffic attorney, both experience and price matter.  Whether you are in need of a traffic attorney for a speeding ticket, OVI citation, or license suspension matter, we have an experienced traffic attorney ready to assist you.  Already well respected in Northwestern Ohio for assisting clients with amending their speeding tickets, our traffic attorneys can also help you through more complex situations, including traffic citations coupled with a criminal charge.

Out of town clients looking for assistance when attempting to amend a speeding ticket, appreciate how our attorneys can handle most speeding ticket matters remotely, thus saving our clients time and money*.  Our local clients enjoy the in-person attention received from an experienced traffic attorney.    We are conveniently located on W. Central Avenue in Toledo, Ohio, just off US 23.  The initial consultation is FREE.   A Toledo traffic attorney is one phone call away.  (419) 725-9300.

 

*Traffic attorneys cannot guarantee case outcomes.  While many client appearances in speeding ticket matters may be waived, this convenience is not available to everyone and each Court makes its own determination regarding same.  Factors such as past driving record and severity of traffic offense are among the variables to consider.  Most speeding ticket representations are available on an affordable attorney flat fee basis.  A nominal attorney travel fee is additional for court representation outside of the metro Toledo, Ohio area.  Call our traffic attorneys for details.

 

POSSIBLE BENEFITS OF SPEEDING TICKET ATTORNEY REPRESENTATION

  • Fewer points on your drivers license.
  • Potential car insurance benefits (consult your carrier)
  • Possible favorable amendment of traffic charge 
  • Less time away from work (possible waiver of client’s appearance in court)
  • Peace of mind knowing our experienced traffic attorney is on the case.
  • Extremely helpful for CDL drivers, teen drivers, and more.

 

Toledo traffic attorney Scott France (photo: far right) frequently appears on local news programming.

 

Traffic Client Checklist:

7 steps to maximize your traffic representation experience:

  1. Proof of valid driver’s license
  2. Proof of valid insurance coverage
  3. Copy of driving citation and accompanying papers
  4. Copy of any Court documents received
  5. Discuss your driving history with the attorney
  6. Discuss your reasonable goals in this traffic case.
  7. Discuss any special out of state considerations

 

 

GUIDE: OHIO MOVING VIOLATIONS – POINTS

Source:  Ohio dmv.org

  • Speeding
    • Over 10 MPH when the posted speed limit is 55 MPH or more:  2 points
    • Over 5 MPH when the posted speed limit is less than 55 MPH:  2 points
    • 30 MPH or more over the posted speed limit:  4 points
  • Violating a restriction placed on your driving license:  2 points
  • Reckless Operation:   4 points
  • Driving with a suspended license:   6 points
  • Driving a car without the owner’s consent:   6 points
  • Failure to stop and disclose your identity after accident:   6 points
  • OVI:  6 points
  • Evading the police:   6 points
  • Killing or injuring another person with your motor vehicle:   6 points

*The above point values are subject to statutory change and are for educational purposes only.  Consult a licensed traffic attorney in Toledo, Ohio for the most updated point information.

 

 

OHIO  OVI / TRAFFIC NEWS:   Top 10 Reads

  1. Ohio: 2019 Traffic Fatalities and Traffic Enforcement Statistics                                                                              Source: Ohio State Highway Patrol website; updated April 22, 2019
  2. “Ohio Ranks High On Railroad Crossing Deaths…”                                                                                                           Source: FOX 19 Cleveland,  Dan DeRoos; April 22, 2019
  3. “State Legislator From Cincinnati Charged With Felony OVI/Drugs…”                                                                         Source: The Columbus Dispatch, Jim Woods;  April 1, 2019
  4. “Tiffin University President Found Guilty of OVI”                                                                                                                      Source:  Tiffin Advertiser-Tribune, Jill Gosche;  February 10, 2019
  5. “Attorney: Judge Suffered Concussion Hours Before OVI Arrest”                                                                                         Source: NBC 4 TV Columbus, Ohio; February 6, 2019
  6. “Stuck and Stressed:  The Health Costs of Traffic”                                                                                                                          Source: New York Times, Austin Frakt;  January 21, 2019
  7. “Crash Sends 3, Including 2 Toledo Police Officers, To Hospital”                                                                                            Source:  WTVG TV 13 Toledo, Ohio; January 13, 2019                               
  8. “Orthopedic Surgeon Faces Jail Time…OVI”                                                                                                                                Source:  TV 10 CBS, Columbus, Ohio;  January 10, 2019                                                                               
  9. “Ohio City Issued Over 9,000 Speeding Tickets In 2 Months”,                                                                                            Source:  US News and World Report   November 8, 2018
  10. “Ohio DUI Laws Stricter Now Than In Past”                                                                                                                                  Source:  13 ABC News, Toledo, Ohio;  October 16,2018

 

 

Ohio Teen Drivers: Licensing and Ohio Laws

Source:  AAA Teen Driving Ohio

Ohio Licensing & State Laws

Ohio uses a multi-stage licensing process for teens. This system allows teens to gradually gain exposure to complex driving situations, easing them into driving over an extended period of time. Below is a description of Ohio’s three-stage process. Efforts are underway to strengthen the state’s requirements for Ohio’s novice drivers in an attempt to reduce the number of crashes involving a teen driver.

TEMPORARY INSTRUCTION PERMIT

When your teen turns 15 ½, the teen may apply for a temporary instruction permit. You and your teen need to visit your local Bureau of Motor Vehicles driver licensing exam station and bring a state-certified copy of the teen’s birth certificate. A list of these deputy registrar locations can be found at www.bmv.ohio.gov. Your teen must pass a knowledge and vision test at a driver license exam station and will be given a receipt with a confirmation number. The teen may present the receipt at a BMV deputy registrar’s office within 60 days to receive a temporary instruction permit identification card (TIPIC).

When driving with a TIPIC, a teen younger than 16 must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or licensed driving instructor seated in the front passenger seat. A temporary instruction permit holder age 16 or older may drive with a licensed driver age 21 or older seated in the front passenger seat. Permit holders under age 18 are prohibited from driving a motor vehicle between midnight and 6 a.m. unless accompanied by a parent, guardian or legal custodian who holds a valid license. Drivers must carry their TIPIC with them while operating a vehicle.

Temporary permit holders between the ages of 15 ½ and 18 must receive a minimum of 24 hours of classroom instruction and eight hours of behind-the-wheel instruction in driver training to advance to a probationary license. In addition, they must complete 50 hours of driving with a parent or legal guardian, including at least 10 hours of nighttime driving. Parents or guardians must verify the hours in writing, under penalty of falsification.

The number of vehicle occupants is limited to the total number or originally installed seat belts. All occupants must be wearing seat belts when the vehicle is being driven by a temporary permit holder.

PROBATIONARY LICENSE

When your teen turns 16 and has had a temporary instruction permit for at least 6 months, the teen can go to the local BMV to take the driving test, which includes maneuverability and a road test. The teen will also need to take a second vision test and provide proof of having completed 50 hours (including 10 at night) of practice driving time. The teen will then receive their probationary license. Make sure a parent or guardian is present to sign the application form or get a parent’s notarized signature on the form ahead of time.

A teen with a probationary license is allowed to drive without a parent, but must follow certain rules to help keep safe. For the first 12 months, license holders may not drive between midnight and 6 a.m. unless accompanied by a parent or guardian, traveling to/from work or school sponsored function, or in an emergency. Drivers holding a probationary license for 12 may not drive between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m., with the same exemptions.

License holders who are 16 years old may not drive with more than one non-family passenger unless accompanied by a parent, guardian or legal custodian. At age 17, the driver may have no more passengers than there are seat belts in the vehicle. All occupants must be wearing seat belts when the vehicle is being driven by a probationary license holder.

SUSPENSIONS/RESTRICTIONS

If a probationary license holder under age 17 is convicted of a moving violation that occurred during the first six months of license issuance, the teen will only be allowed to drive with a parent or guardian for the next 6 months or until age 17, whichever comes first. A temporary instruction permit or probationary license can be suspended for up to one year if the teen is convicted of multiple moving violations or any alcohol-related offense. Ohio’s underage consumption law makes it illegal for a driver under age 21 to drive with a blood alcohol content level of .02 or greater.

FULL LICENSE

At age 18, a teen is eligible for a full license, provided that probationary license requirements have been met. Night and passenger restrictions are lifted, but parents are encouraged to maintain their own additional rules.

License applicants age 18 or older who fail the required road or maneuverability test must take an abbreviated driver training course prior to attempting the test a second or subsequent time.

A parent-teen driving agreement can help you enforce licensing rules that the state and your family set. An agreement helps you and your teen understand the rules of the road and sends a clear message that driving is an earned privilege that your family takes seriously.

For a complete directory of Ohio BMV locations:  Ohio BMV Locations

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Ohio Driving Statistics (2017)

Source: Ohio State Highway Patrol

  • Total Ohio Crashes Investigated                           65,140
    • Ohio Fatal Crashes                                              544
    • Ohio Injury Crashes                                        18,832
  • Total Ohio Traffic Enforcement Contacts        1,465,007
    • Speed Citations                                            380,545
    • OVI Arrests                                                     27,346
    • Safety Belt Citations                                     136,400
    • Driver License Citation                                  39,980
    • Traffic Warnings                                           466,996
    • Motorist Assists                                            216,590
  • Total Ohio Traffic-Crime Enforcement
    • Drug Arrests                                                    16,657
    • Resisting Arrests                                               1,107
    • Illegal Weapon Arrests                                       969
  • Ohio Traffic Stop Demographic Data
    • Traffic Ohio Traffic Stop Contacts             1,002,931
      • White                                                      793,354
      • Black                                                       162,967
      • Hispanic                                                   28,785
      • Asian                                                         13,710
      • Other                                                          4,115

 

 

Safety First: 10 Ohio Winter Driving Tips

SourceAAA Exchange

  1. Avoid driving while you’re fatigued. Rest prior to driving.
  2. Never warm up a vehicle in an enclosed area, such as a garage.
  3. Make certain your tires are properly inflated.
  4. Never mix radial tires with other tire types.
  5. Keep your gas tank at least half full to avoid gas line freeze-up.
  6. If possible, avoid using your parking brake in cold, rainy and snowy weather.
  7. Do not use cruise control when driving on any slippery surface (wet, ice, sand).
  8. Always look and steer where you want to go.
  9. Use your seat belt every time you get into your vehicle.
  10. Watch weather reports prior to long distance travel.

 

17 Safest New Cars of 2018

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Source:   US News and World Reports

  1. 2018 Toyota Camry
  2. 2018 Honda Accord
  3. 2018 Honda Civic
  4. 2018 Kia Cadenza
  5. 2018 Buick LaCrosse
  6. 2018 Nissan Maxima
  7. 2018 Chevrolet Bolt
  8. 2018 Hyundai Ioniq
  9. 2018 Mazda CX-9
  10. 2018 Chevrolet Volt
  11. 2018 Subaru WRX
  12. 2018 Kia Optima
  13. 2018 MINI Cooper Countryman
  14. 2018 Toyota Prius Prime
  15. 2018 Subaru Impreza
  16. 2018 Volkswagen Passat
  17. 2018 Subaru Legacy

 

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NOTICE All content on this website is for educational purposes only and is not to be construed as legal advice.  Legal advice must come from a licensed attorney.  Choosing a Toledo, Ohio traffic/OVI attorney is an important decision.  No traffic/OVI attorney can guarantee any case outcomes and individual case results can vary.  Factors that may affect one’s traffic/OVI case outcome may include driving history, seriousness of offense, location of offense, and other factors.  Please drive safely and always wear a seat belt.

 

 

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