Driving Privileges in Dayton

Driving Privileges after Your DUI Arrest in Dayton

The Dayton RTA, taxis, and trains can get you anywhere you want to go in Dayton. However, if you built an extra tight daily schedule around driving your own car, none of these will get you there on time.

When you are arrested for a DUI, driving, for at least a while, is off limits to you. Driving is a privilege granted to you by the Bureau of Motor Vehicles. And when it comes to DUI, they are happy to play an active role in revoking your driving privileges long before your guilt or innocence has been determined.

This may seem unfair, especially when you are sure you are innocent but the BMV has chosen to defer to the arresting officer regarding your driving privileges.

Receiving limited driving privileges

You may request certain permission to drive at your arraignment. A state statute grants the court the authority to grant limited privileges to drive for work, school, medical, and vocational reasons. To receive these privileges you will also need to produce proof of insurance.

When you request driving privileges you should have documentation verifying your claims.

  • For work reasons most courts will want proof of your employment in the form of a work schedule on company letterhead or the equivalent.
  • Medical reasons are a little easier. An appointment card or anything that verifies your appointment will do. Also you may receive permission to drive to your alcohol and drug assessments, treatments, or AA meetings.
  • Educational reasons may require a class schedule, perhaps your printed schedule you received at registration or a copy on school letterhead.
  • Other reasons. Most other privileges vary from court to court. Even vocational privileges aren’t outlined in the statute. Some courts grant privileges for personal needs once a week for a few hours. Other provisions may apply to childcare, family needs, school and school activities for children, church, court appearances, and care of young and elderly dependents.

Other restrictions

Courts may set restrictions on your privileges by limiting days and hours to 50 to 60 hours a week and making you choose a day where you will not drive at all.

They may also require you to install a breathalyzer devise and/or restricted orange license plates on your car before you can use your privileges.

Violations of your restrictions can be as bad as a DUI. It is has a mandatory jail time, a mandatory fine, and can carry up to a one year license suspension.

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A Relieved Client

“I went to court thinking I would just get driving privileges and still be under suspension for some time. Rob was able to get the entire ALS suspension waived and most of the court fees waived as well. Was placed under 6 months probation, couldnt have asked for a better outcome. Rob did a phenomenal job. He is very knowledgeable and accessible, and I would recommend him to anyone.”

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A Grateful Client

“Rob is very knowledgeable in his area. His expertise and advice were unsurpassed. I not only had extreme confidence in Rob’s ability but was able to put my mind at ease while we went through this process. Rob was able to work with the prosecuting attorney and then get agreement from the Judge to dismiss several charges and plead to a 1st DUI. I cannot express the gratitude I have for Rob. I realize that he is being paid for his service, but his attitude is like none I’ve experienced when dealing with an attorney for this type of matter. He was not judgmental but caring.”