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Ohio State ID after DUI Charge

After being arrested for OVI, you are asked to take a chemical (blood, breath or urine) test. If you refuse to submit to the chemical test or test over the legal limit, you will be given a Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) Form 2255 and placed under an Administrative License Suspension. You Ohio driver’s license will also be seized.

For many people, your driver’s license is your only form of photo identification. You will not be getting your license back from the police or prosecutor. It has been destroyed. You will still need picture identification for many different purposes.

To obtain an Ohio State ID after a DUI charge, you will need to go to your local BMV. There you will need to ask for a “temporary” state identification card. It is critical that you request a “temporary” state identification card.

If you request, or are given a “permanent” state identification card, you have just given up your driver’s license. You will have to re-test for your license. You do not want to have to re-test for your license. Please keep this incredibly important difference in mind while obtaining a photo ID after being charged with an OVI / DUI.

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