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Graham Law has an office in both Zanesville and Cambridge, Ohio should you require legal assistance from an experienced Ohio based criminal defense attorney for traffic offenses. The Ohio Revised Code (ORC) provides a framework for various traffic laws and their respective offenses under Title 45: Motor Vehicles, Aeronautics and Watercraft in Ohio.

While the ORC outlines numerous traffic offenses such as speeding, disobeying traffic signals and other moving violations, our criminal defense attorneys will provide valuable legal assistance on more serious offenses.

Here’s a List of Traffic Crimes That Our Attorneys Can Help With:

  • Leaving the Scene of an Accident (Hit/Skip): The ORC outlines when a driver is guilty of leaving the scene of an accident. In Ohio, these are also referred to as Hit/Skip. When a driver is responsible for causing an accident on a public road, he/she is responsible for alerting everyone of any injuries or motor vehicle damages sustained. The driver must also alert law enforcement at the scene of the accident or collision.
  • Driving Under Suspension: In Ohio, you could have your license suspended if you were previously driving impaired or refused to take a Breathalyzer test. You could be charged with a misdemeanor criminal offense for driving with a suspended license.
  • Reckless Operation: This occurs when you are operating a motor vehicle with a willful disregard for people and property. Penalties will vary depending on whether it’s your first time or if you’re a repeat offender.
  • Vehicular Assault: While the term vehicular assault is typically used to refer to someone who operates a motor vehicle and has caused physical harm to another, there are different types of vehicular assaults. For example, there is aggravated vehicular assault which is a third degree felony and felony vehicular assault which is a fourth degree felony.
  • Vehicular Homicide/Manslaughter: Vehicular homicide occurs when you cause the death of another person through negligent driving and can result in mandatory jail time. Vehicular manslaughter, however, occurs when you cause the death of another person while operating a motor vehicle in a way that violates a municipal ordinance, or minor, misdemeanor traffic violation.

The penalties for these types of offenses will vary on the severity of the offense and whether they’re considered a minor misdemeanor, misdemeanor, or a felony.

What to Do if You’ve Been Arrested for a Traffic Offense in Ohio

If you have been arrested for a serious traffic offense in Ohio, contact our traffic crimes attorneys immediately. You have the right to remain silent, however you are required to provide your name and license information to law enforcement. You have the right to an attorney, and we recommend you contact our law office as soon as possible.

Contact Our Criminal Defense Attorneys for Legal Help With Traffic Crimes in Ohio

Our legal team has represented thousands of clients with traffic crime offenses throughout Southeastern and Central Ohio. Let us put our expertise to work for you. Contact our law firm for immediate legal assistance if you have been arrested for a traffic offense in Ohio.

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Zanesville Office

17 N. 4th St.
Zanesville, Ohio 43701


Cambridge Office

1230 Southgate Pkwy
Cambridge, Ohio 43725

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