ORC 4510.12: Driving Without a Valid Ohio Driver’s License in Columbus, Ohio
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In Ohio and throughout the United States, you are required to maintain a valid driver’s license to operate motor vehicles or motorcycles. A driver’s license ensures that you are aware of the laws and regulations around driving privileges and that you agree to observe them. It also provides a form of valid identification for employment, education, and other instances where photo identification is required.
You can be charged with operating a motor vehicle or motorcycle without a valid license under Ohio Revised Code 4510.12. This code section states that with few exceptions, no person shall operate a motor vehicle or motorcycle upon a public road, highway, public property, or private property used by the public for travel or parking unless he or she has a valid driver’s license.
The penalties you face if charged with driving without a valid license will depend on a few factors, including whether or not you have ever possessed a valid driver’s license and if you have had prior driving without a license offense on your record. Don’t hesitate to contact a Columbus traffic defense lawyer if you are ticketed for driving without a license. This offense does not carry any points.
1st Offense Anytime
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1st/2nd in 3 Years
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* C.S. denotes community service. If not specified, it refers to jail time.
If you have been charged with driving under suspension or operating a vehicle without a license, you’re probably wondering what your options are. Contact the Columbus driving under suspension lawyers at LHA today. The team at Luftman, Heck & Associates has years of experience handling these types of cases and winning optimal outcomes for our clients. Call a Columbus criminal defense lawyer today for a free consultation. To contact us, call us at (614) 500-3836 or email us via email@example.com.