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What turnpike traffic offenses do we represent clients on?

Ohio has a long list of traffic citations issued on the Ohio Turnpike, and there are no traffic citations we refuse to represent clients on.  We often handle speeding, distracted driving, and OVI / DUI offenses for Ohioans, out of state drivers, and CDLs.

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Turnpike Traffic Defense

Ohio Legal Group attorneys regularly represent individuals charged with traffic violations along the Ohio Turnpike, whether our client's goal is to obtain a dismissal, not guilty, reduction, or no points, we can properly advise on the courts normal practice and what is reasonable to expect.

 

We also frequently represent out of state motorists along the Ohio Turnpike, too, who have been cited and are unlikely to be able to travel back to the State of Ohio to deal with relatively minor traffic citations.  We've been successful in resolving those matters without our clients having to return even where the officer advises our client their appearance is mandatory.

If your traffic matter is an OVI or DUI, then please click this link for more information about OVI / DUI Defense.

Points for Speeding in Ohio

In Ohio, there are multiple factors which impact the allocation of points to drivers: primarily it is amount of the speed and the presence or absence of prior offenses: 

For a violation of R.C. 4511.21: 

Speed: 1-5 mph  (where the speed limit is 54 mph or less) - Zero Points

Speed: 6-29 mph - (where the speed limit is 54 mph or less) - Two Points

Speed: 1-10 mph (where the speed limit is 55 mph or more) - Zero Points

Speed: 11-29 mph (where the speed limit is 55 mph or more) - Two Points

Speed: 30+ mph regardless of speed limit - Four Points

If cited with R.C. 4511.21 on the Ohio Turnpike, then the points apply as above. 

 

Although often unused on the Ohio Turnpike, a violation of R.C. 5537-2-03 Turnpike Speed, regardless of speed, it is a zero point violation.

If you receive twelve (12) or more points on your driver's license over a period of two (2) years, the Ohio BMV will impose a suspension on your operator's license, which will last for a period of six (6) months.

Below we outline the points for various other offenses in Ohio.

How many points am I going to receive on my driver's license?

If you are an out of state motorist, the points assessed to your driver's license will be determined by your home state.

In Ohio most traffic offenses will result in points being applied to your license by the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles ("BMV").  If you are an out of state driver, these points will most likely transfer to your out of state license.

 

If you have 12 points on your license that you accumulate over a two year period, the Ohio BMV will suspend your driver's license. R.C. 4510.037.

 

If you have 6 or more points, our firm would encourage you to take an Adult Remedial Course, which will give you a two (2) point reduction from the Ohio BMV. (You can take this course every three (3) years, pursuant to R.C. 4510.037.)

 

Six (6) Point Violations.

  • Aggravated Murder - R.C. 2903.01

  • Aggravated Vehicular Assault - R.C. 2903.08(A)(1)

  • Aggravated Vehicular Assault with Alcohol - R.C. 2903.08

  • Aggravated Vehicular Homicide - R.C. 2903.06(A)(2)

  • Aggravated Vehicular Homicide with Alcohol - R.C. 2903.06 (A)(1)

  • OVI / DUI / Alcohol / Liquor - R.C. 4511.19

  • OVI - Refusal - R.C. 4511.19

  • Drag Racing - R.C. 4511.251

  • Driving without the Owner's Consent - R.C. 2913.03

  • Driving Under 12 Point Suspension - R.C. 4510.037(J), R.C. 4510.11

  • Driving Under OVI Suspension - R.C. 4510.14, 4511.19, 4511.191

  • Driving Under Specified Lifetime Suspension - R.C. 4510.18

  • Felonious Assault - R.C. 2903.11

  • Fleeing and Eluding an Officer - R.C. 2921.331

  • Hit Skip / Leaving Scene - R.C. 4549.02, R.C. 4549.021

  • Street Racing - R.C. 4511.251

  • Involuntary Manslaughter with Alcohol - R.C. 2903.04

  • Motor Vehicle Felony - R.C. 2913.02

  • Motor Vehicle Used in Manufacturing, Distributing, or Dispensing Controlled Substance (Commercial Motor Vehicles Only)

  • Murder - R.C. 2903.02

  • Vehicular Homicide - R.C. 2903.07, R.C. 2903.06(A)(3)

  • Vehicular Assault - R.C. 2903.08(A)(2)

 

Four (4) Point Violations.

  • Disregard of Safety - R.C. 4511.2

  • OVI / DUI - OVUAC - Underage Consumption - R.C. 4511.19 (B)

  • Reckless Operation - R.C. 4510.15

  • Speed (greater than 30 mph) - R.C. 4511.21

  • Unsafe Operation - Municipal Code

  • Willful and Wanton Disregard - R.C. 4511.201

 

Two (2) Point Violations.

  • Assured Clear Distance - R.C. 4511.21(A)

  • Crossing Yellow Line - R.C. 4511.30 (B)

  • Crossing Divided Highway - R.C. 4511.35

  • Curfew Violation Driver's License - R.C. 4507.07(1)(B)

  • Curfew Violation Temporary Permit - R.C. 4507.05(F)(2)

  • Disobey / Interfere with Police Order - R.C. 2921.33

  • Disregard of Safety on Private Property - R.C. 4511.201

  • Driving a Commercial Motor Vehicle while Disqualified                                             - R.C. 4506.15(A)(9)

  • Driving a Commercial Motor Vehicle without CDL in Driver's Possession - R.C. 4506.03(A)(1)

  • Driving a Commercial Motor Vehicle without Obtaining a CDL - R.C. 4506.03, 4506.16(D)(1)

  • Driving Left of Center - R.C. 4511.29-30

  • Driving in Marked Lanes - R.C. 4511.33

  • Driving on Closed Highway  - R.C. 4511.71

  • Driving on Left Side of Roadway - R.C. 4511.30(A)

  • Driving Through a Safety Zone - R.C. 4511.6

  • Driving Under Suspension - Failure to Pay Child Support - R.C. 4510.111

  • Driving Under Suspension - FRA Suspension - R.C. 4510.16(A)

  • Driving Under Suspension - Non-Payment Judgment Suspension - R.C. 4510.16(B)

  • Driving Under Suspension - Revocation - R.C. 4510.11

  • Driving While Texting - R.C. 4511.204 (Points can vary)

  • Driving While Using Electronic Wireless Communication Device under 18

  • Driving without a Parent Restriction - R.C. 4507.071(D)(1)(a)

  • Driving without Required Endorsement - R.C. 4506.03(A)(1)

  • Excess Passengers with Juvenile - R.C. 4507.071(B)(4)

  • Failure To Control

  • Failure To Control / Weaving (Municipal Code)

  • Failure To Obey Railroad Stop Sign - R.C. 4511.61(A)

  • Failure To Register Motor Vehicle

  • Failure To Reinstate - R.C. 4510.21(B)

  • Failure To Slow Down at Railroad Crossing - R.C. 4511.62 (A)(1)(a)

  • Failure To Stop at Railroad Crossing - R.C. 4511.63 (A)

  • Failure To Turn

  • Failure To Yield Right of Way - R.C. 4511.41, 4511.42, 4511.44

  • Failure To Yield to a Funeral Procession

  • Failure To Yield to Pedestrian / Blind - R.C. 4511.46-47

  • Fatality through Negligent Operation of a Commercial Motor Vehicle

  • Following Too Close 

  • Headphones - R.C. 4511.84

  • Hit-Skip (Private Property) - R.C. 4549.03

  • Impaired Alertness (CDL) - R.C. 4511.79 (A)

  • Improper Passing - R.C. 4511.28

  • Improper / Prohibited Turn

  • Insufficient Space at Railroad Crossing - R.C. 4511.62(A)(1)(d)

  • Insufficient Undercarriage to Negotiate Railroad Crossing - R.C. 4511.62(A)(1)(f)

  • Lost Control of Vehicle (Municipal Code)

  • Not Medically Certified

  • Obstructing an Intersection - R.C. 4511.712

  • Obstructed View - R.C. 4511.7

  • Passing in a Hazardous Zone - R.C. 4511.31

  • Physical Control of a Vehicle While Intoxicated (No Cite)

  • Prohibited U-Turn

  • Stop Sign Violation - R.C. 4511.43

  • Stopped School Bus - R.C. 4511.75

  • Traffic Control Lights - R.C. 4511.12

  • Towing Violation - R.C. 4513.32

  • Railroad Crossing - R.C. 4511.61-64

  • Reckless Operation on Private Property (Municipal Code)

  • Traffic Control Devices / Signs - R.C. 4511.12

  • Operation without Due Regard (Private Property)

  • Unreasonable for Conditions - R.C. 4511.21(A)

  • Unsafe Operation around an Emergency Vehicle - R.C. 4511.213

  • Unsafe Operation on Private Property

  • Unsafe Operation / Passengers - R.C. 4511.51 (D), (E), (F)

  • Violation to Avoid Light - (No cite)

  • Violation of Restriction 

  • Violation Starting / Backing - R.C. 4511.38

  • Violation of Turn Signals - R.C. 4511.39

  • Weigh Station Violation - R.C. 4511.121

  • Hit-Skip on Private Property 

  • One Way Traffic Violation - R.C. 4511.32

  • Slow Speed - R.C. 4511.22

  • Speed (greater than 5 mph but less than or equal to 30 mph over) - R.C. 4511.21

Zero (0) Points.

  • All Occupants Secure - R.C. 4507.05

  • Consuming Alcohol in a Motor Vehicle  - R.C. 4301.64

  • Disabled Vehicle Warning - R.C. 4513.28

  • Driver's License Misrepresentation 

  • Driving Without Motorcycle License / Endorsement - R.C. 4510.11

  • Endangering Child while Operating a Vehicle - R.C. 2919.22(C)(1)

  • Equipment Misuse - R.C. 4513.02

  • Equipment Violation - R.C. 4513.03-10, 12-19, 201-262, 27, 29

  • Expired License - R.C. 4510.12(C)(2)

  • Failure to File Required Report - R.C. 4509.74-99

  • Failure to Register Motor Vehicle - R.C. 4503.111

  • Failure to Stop After an Accident - R.C. 4506.15

  • Failure to Surrender Out-of-State Driver's License - R.C. 4507.213

  • Gasoline Theft - R.C. 2913.02 (B)(10)

  • Highway Use Tax - R.C. 5728.02

  • Illegal Purchase of Alcohol - R.C. 4301.632

  • Immobilization Device Violation - R.C. 4510.44

  • Perjury / Providing False Information - R.C. 2921.11

  • Physical Control Under the Influence - R.C. 4511.194

  • Motorcycle Temporary Permit Violation - R.C. 4511.53(C)(1)

  • Motorcycle Temporary Permit without Helmet - R.C. 4511.53(C)(2)

  • No Child Restraint Device - R.C. 4511.81

  • No Driver's License - R.C. 4510.12 (C)(1)

  • No Operator's License - R.C. 4510.12

  • Not Medically Certified

  • Operating an Unsafe Vehicle - R.C. 4513.02

  • Permitting Operation without a Valid License - 

  • Registration Violation - R.C. 4503.12

  • Soliciting - R.C. 2907.24

  • Soliciting while HIV Positive - R.C. 2907.24(B)

  • Speed (less than or equal to 5 mph over) - R.C. 4511.21

  • Tag / Sticker Violation - R.C. 4503.21

  • Texting While Operating a Commercial Vehicle - R.C. 4511.204

  • Title Violation 

  • Violation of Brake Requirements - R.C. 4513.263

  • Violation of Driver's License Requirements  

  • Violation of Equipment Regulation / Equipment Violation - R.C. 4513.03-10, 12-19, 201-262, 27, 29

  • Violation of Seat Belt Law - R.C. 4513.263

  • Violation of Slow Moving Vehicle Signs - R.C. 4513.11

  • Violation of Registration Title - R.C. 4505.18

  • Wrongful Entrustment - R.C. 4511.203 (A)(1), (2), (3)

  • Ohio Turnpike Violations - Zero Points

  • § 5537-2-01 - Compliance with police orders

  • § 5537-2-02 - Compliance with signs, signals and markings

  • § 5537-2-03 - Speed regulations

  • § 5537-2-04 - Vehicle operation

  • § 5537-2-05 - One-way traffic

  • § 5537-2-06 - Entering traffic lanes

  • § 5537-2-07 - Space between moving vehicles

  • § 5537-2-08 - Stopping or suddenly decreasing speed

  • § 5537-2-09 - Driving lane - passing

  • § 5537-2-10 - Overtaking a vehicle

  • § 5537-2-11 - Crossing medial strip

  • § 5537-2-12 - U-turns

  • § 5537-2-13 - No passing areas

  • § 5537-2-14 - Operating on shoulders

  • § 5537-2-15 - Stopping, parking, or standing of vehicles

  • § 5537-2-17 - Stops at toll plazas

  • § 5537-2-18 - [Rescinded] Lights required

  • § 5537-2-19 - Lane-use control signals

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