When you are pulled over in Columbus, Ohio for an OVI, you will most likely lose your license. The Officer will most likely give you an administrative license suspension or ALS.
This will be a 90 day suspension of your Ohio driver’s license, for a first offense, if you test over the limit. If you refuse the blood, breath or urine test, it is one year suspension.
You can ask the court for driving privileges after 15 days on a test over. If you refuse you have to wait 30 days before asking for privileges. This is known as a “hard” suspension.
However, your Columbus OVI / DUI lawyer will want to see the ALS form BMV 2255 that the Officer gives you. He or she will want to see if there are grounds for an appeal.
O.R.C. 4511.197 gives us the statutory grounds for appeal of the ALS. They are: 1.) no reasonable grounds for arrest for OVI, 2.) failure to read the advice on the back of the form, 3.) no test over the limit, and 4.) no valid refusal.
Your Columbus, Ohio DUI lawyer can see these or some other common defects on the ALS he can object at the initial appearance or arraignment. This can result in a stay or termination of the suspension.
So, if you are arrested for an OVI/DUI in Columbus, Ohio, give our office a call at 614-827-2000. Because now is the perfect time to put the experience of two former prosecuting attorneys and a former police officer to work for you. The call and initial consultation are free!