BMV Hearings DUI / OVI Defense Lawyers in Ohio

BMV Hearing Attorneys in Cleveland

Representing Drivers Charged With OVI in Ohio

Did you know? If you have been stopped for suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI) or, as it’s known in Ohio, operating a vehicle impaired (OVI), the police officer can take your driver’s license away from you on the spot, immediately starting a suspension.

This automatic suspension, known as an Administrative License Suspension (ALS), lasts for six months. It’s possible to fight this suspension and protect your license, but you must act quickly to do so. An important step in this process is known as the BMV hearing–but you don’t have to face this court date alone.

Are you facing DUI charges? Contact Patituce & Associates, LLC at (440) 709-8088 as soon as possible to learn more about your options.

What Is a BMV Hearing?

The Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) is responsible for overseeing every aspect of a driver’s right to operate a motor vehicle, and that includes controlling licenses. When you’re charged with OVI in Ohio, you have a limited time to request a BMV hearing to contest the license suspension that comes along with an OVI conviction.

A BMV hearing only applies to the license suspension that accompanies DUI, not the charge itself. This is an opportunity to fight to protect your license and your ability to drive without restrictions.

How Can I Request a BMV Hearing?

While BMV hearings are not required in a DUI case, we highly recommend that you request one. It’s an important part of defending your driving privileges after a DUI charge.

Important things to know about requesting BMV hearings for DUI / OVI include:

  • You must submit the hearing request within 30 days of the mailing date of the suspension notice. If you are facing an out-of-state charge, that time limit is reduced to 20 days.

  • There are no fees for BMV hearings.

  • You do not need to be physically present; you may ask an attorney to represent you at a BMV hearing.

Contact A BMV Hearing Attorney Today

When it comes to fighting DUI / OVI charges in Ohio, time is of the essence. As soon as you’ve been charged with OVI in Ohio, or you received a suspension notice, don't hesitate to contact Patituce & Associates, LLC. We have 70+ years of combined experience helping drivers to navigate the OVI process.

Facing the consequences of a DUI / OVI charge is difficult enough without losing your driving privileges. Contact our BMV hearing attorneys at (440) 709-8088 to increase your chances of keeping your license.

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Results Matter

Recent Victories
  • Dismissed State v. Levanduski
  • Evidence Suppressed, State Lost the Appeal DUI / OVI: City of Cleveland v. Oles
  • Prosecutor Dismissed the OVI Charges OVI: Bay Village v. Keller
  • Reduction in Charges and Client Avoided Mandator OVI: State v. Shaver, Elyria
  • Case Dismissed DUI / OVI: Cleveland v. Al-Nazer (2012 TRC 040781)
  • Evidence Suppressed OVI-Appeal: City of Cleveland v. Oles
  • OVI Charges Dismissed DUI/OVI: City of Oberlin v. Barber
  • Case Dismissed DUI/OVI: Bay Village v. Crider
  • Plead to Reduced Charges and Avoided Prison OVI: State v. Mitchell, Akron
  • Case Dismissed DUI/OVI w. a weapon: State v. Al-Nazer (Cuyahoga Case No. 13-575491)
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  • Our Team Has Over 70 Years of Combined Experience.

  • Our Lead Attorney Is A Board Certified Criminal Trial Attorney.

  • Our Attorneys Have Taken Cases to Jury Trials Over 200 Times.

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