My name is Robert Healey and I am a lawyer that limits his practice to OVI defense in southwest Ohio. Currently I manage the DUI office in Dayton, Ohio, where I attended law school. This blog is written by me to help potential clients in the Dayton area that have been charged with an OVI.
If you are cited for OVI you likely were placed under an administrative license suspension, or ALS. The best case is that you were not given an ALS, but you can also receive a suspension for public safety reasons at your initial appearance.
You can also be suspended upon conviction for OVI or a local ordinance that is similar to the Ohio Revised Code, or O.R.C., OVI section 4511.19. If you are suspended you will need to reinstate your license, on a first offense, sometime between six months and three years after the suspension starts.
To reinstate you license you will need to show proof of insurance coverage. You will also need to pay a reinstatement fee of $475.
In the event your OVI is reduced to physical control or reckless operation you still have to pay a reinstatement fee. The difference is that physical control also has a reinstatement fee of $475, but reckless operation will only cost you about $40 currently.
The amounts listed here are subject to change. It is the best thing for you to speak with a lawyer right away if you are charged with OVI.