Can I Get Privileges? Part 3

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 eligible, you can get privileges for the following reasons:  Occupational, Educational, Medical, and Vocational.

Part 3 of this blog series is devoted to clients who ask about whether they can get privileges for medical reasons.  Privileges are given at the discretion of the Judge and there is no right to them. 

Privileges for medical reasons will almost always be granted.  Appointments vary so much by day and times that the privileges are usually very broad.

Due to the variety of schedules a person will have with each doctor, most Courts will allow a person to carry proof on their person.  This is done with an appointment card.

One thing my client’s ask about frequently is whether they can get privileges for the medical needs of a parent, child, or other family member.  I tell them that it depends on the Judge,the relation to the person, and that person’s ability to get to the doctor by other means.

The theory being that the more distant the relationship and the better the person is able to make other arrangements the more difficult it is to get privileges.  If the person is dependant on your care and unable to make other arrangements you stand a good chance of getting the privileges.

And remember, if you or a family member has been arrested for DUI in the Cincinnati Area – including: Hamilton, Butler, Warren, Clermont, Montgomery, and Greene Counties – give our office a call at 513.333.0014….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!

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