The law in Ohio provides for limited driving privileges when you are under a suspension for a DUI. You are eligible for privileges after any hard suspension time.
Once elligible, you can get privileges for the following reasons: Occupational, Educational, Medical, and Vocational.
A common questions my clients ask is whether they can get privileges to go look for a job. I tell them that it is an occupational reason and we can ask.
Privileges are given at the discretion of the Judge and there is no right to them. My experience is that a Magistrate will not grant this.
Privileges to look for a job will be granted sometimes depending on the Judge. If granted they will most likely only be during regular business hours 9-5 Monday to Friday.
It is more of a sure thing to get privileges, even ones that are very broad in scope if you can show actual employment. But, I tell all my client’s that we can ask for whatever you want, and all the Judge can say in no.
And remember, if you or a family member has been arrested for DUI in the Akron Area – including: Portage, Stark or Summit Counties – give our office a call at 330-564-1126….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 two former prosecutors to work….for you!