The law in a Columbus, Ohio DUI / OVI case provides for limited driving privileges 15 -30 days post arrest on a first time OVI charge. Once eligible, you can get privileges for the following reasons: Occupational, Educational, Medical, and Vocational.

Part 2 of this blog series is devoted to clients who ask about whether they can get privileges for medical reasons. Privileges are given at the discretion of the Judge and there is no right to them.

Privileges for medical reasons will almost always be granted. Appointments vary so much by day and times that the privileges are usually very broad. Due to the variety of schedules a person will have with each doctor, most Courts will require a person to carry proof on their person of the medical appointment by carrying an appointment card.

And remember, if you or a family member has been arrested for DUI in the Columbus Area – give our office a call at 614-827-2000….24-hours a day, 7 days a week. Because now is the perfect time to put a team that includes a former police officer and a former prosecutor to work….for you!