If you are under the age of 21 years of age and you either (a) use someone else’s identification to buy alcohol, or (b) alter your identification to purchase alcohol, you will find yourself facing a multiplicity of consequences. O.R.C. 4510.33 carries a one year license suspension. You will be required to retake the driver’s license examination if the license is altered. You will also be required to pay a reinstatement fee to the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles. You can file an appeal within 20 days of the mailing of the notice in the municipal or county court, or if under the age of 18 years, in the juvenile court in whose jurisdiction such person resides. You must agree to pay the cost of the proceedings and allege error by the Registrar of Motor Vehicles in the suspension of the license or in one or more of the matters within the scope of the hearing. For more information on a Violation of Liquor Law, visit the Ohio BMV HERE.
A serious offense requires a serious attorney. I have been fighting driving under suspension charges for over sixteen years. By fighting hard in the courtroom and negotiating intelligently outside of it, we work to avoid a conviction or mitigate the worst provisions of this charge. Check me out by clicking on the “About Me” section of this blog and contact me at (937) 318-1384. I practice in Dayton, Springfield, Xenia, Miamisburg, Beavercreek, Vandalia, Huber Heights, Fairborn and I appear in all courts throughout the Miami Valley.