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OVI / DUI License Suspensions & Driving Privileges

Issues that affect your license

All Ohio License Suspensions are NOT Equal

There are many classes of license suspension that can take place in the course of an OVI DUI case.
Administrative License Suspension

The Administrative License Suspension can result from refusing to submit to chemical testing (blood, breath or urine) or from testing over the limit set by the state. These suspensions range from 90 days to 5 years depending on particular circumstances of the case.

Pre-Trial Judicial Suspension

The Court can issue a Pre-Trial Judicial Suspension that lasts for the duration of the case.

Lack of Insurance Coverage

Suspensions can be imposed for lack of providing proof of insurance coverage.

Judicial Suspensions

Judicial Suspensions MUST be imposed for conviction of OVI DUI (6 months to lifetime depending on the particular circumstances of the case) and CAN be imposed for lesser included offenses (1 day to 3 years depending on the particular circumstances of the case).

Choosing the Right Attorney

A knowledgeable and aggressive OVI DUI Attorney can sometimes get the initial license suspension vacated or stayed.

Navigating this web of suspension requires knowledge of the Ohio Revised Code, Ohio Administrative Code, BMV Policy, Court Policy, Ohio OVI DUI training, and knowledge of relevant Case Law pertaining to all these areas. DRIVING PRIVILEGES can be issued for employment, education, and family necessity. They must be requested quickly and appropriately to get you back on the road. Attorney Bucher focuses on OVI DUI and understands how to properly construct these requests which will cause your privileges to be less intrusive on your day to day life.

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An Important Tip Regarding State ID’s

NEVER request a “State ID” from the Bureau of Motor Vehicles due to the police taking your physical license. This will result in the CANCELLATION of your license and you will not be eligible for driving privileges unless you take your drivers examination again. Your attorney must get the Court to sign an Order to permit you to take the drivers examination which leads to further delay.

ALWAYS request a “TEMPORARY ID” from the BMV

You will then have proper photo ID and still be eligible to receive driving privileges in the quickest time possible.

Just a Few of Attorney Bucher’s Satisfied Clients

“…He saved me 100’s of dollars and from points on my driver’s license. Hopefully, I won’t need Attorney Bucher assistance in the future, but if I ever have an accident again, the first call I would make would be to Attorney Bucher. I recommend Attorney Bucher highly to anyone needing legal assistance for a traffic violation or accident.”


“Andy first collected all the paperwork pertaining to my charges. He immediately pointed out that my license should not have been suspended. At the first court appearance, (5-days after incident), license suspension was thrown out. Waited 3-months for the pre-trial date, at which time, the charges were all suppressed or reduced. Andy definitely has an excellent rapport with the members inside Allen County Courthouse, which is extremely important!”


“Charged with misdemeanor marijuana and paraphernalia, Mr. Bucher was able to get the marijuana charge completely dropped and the paraph. charge lessened to disorderly conduct. I don’t have any license issues/suspensions or drug charges on my record, these were large factors to take into account with my case and the type of profession I am in, especially the license suspension.”


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