TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS, DUI & PARKING TICKETS
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2. Statutes and Ordinances:
Penalty Charts by Judge Jennifer P. Weiler, Garfield Heights Municipal Court. Show penalties for OVI and traffic offenses. Length of time for administrative license suspension.
For a handy table of speed limits and traffic laws in the fifty states, see State Traffic and Speed Laws
The AAA Digest of Motor Laws is an online compendium of laws and rules related to driving and owning a motor vehicle in the United States and Canada.
For a chart of motorcycle laws in the fifty states, see: American Motorcycle Association: State by State Motorcycle Laws
Municipal Ordinances: Cleveland Law Library - Links to Ordinances. Some cities do not have their ordinances on-line. These ordinances can be obtained from the city itself, or from a local public library.
To find the website of the court you are in, try: Cleveland Law Library: Municipal Courts or Ohio Trial Courts. Some websites contain FAQs, procedural information, etc. for traffic cases, others have only phone numbers and contact information.
Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles: Includes info on DUI laws, Financial Responsibility, Digest of Ohio Motor Vehicle Laws and more.
Ohio Department of Transportation, including Division of Highway Operations and Office of Traffic Engineering.
Ohio Driver's License Suspensions and Reinstatement Handbook by Judge Deborah J. Nicastro and Magistrate Robert G. Walton
Traffic violations from LexisNexis
Traffic Law Summaries from the Ohio Criminal Sentencing Commission
Publications of the Ohio Criminal Sentencing Commission Summary of Ohio Speed Laws - National Traffic Highway Safety Administration - United States Department of Transportation.
Summary of Ohio Speed Laws - National Traffic Highway Safety Administration - United States Department of Transportation.
10. Books which may be available at your local public library:
Ohio Traffic Law Handbook / by Harold E. Wonnell. (Anderson Pub. Co.)
Ohio Driving Under the Influence Law / by Mark P. Painter and James M. Looker. (Banks-Baldwin Law Pub. Co.)
Ohio Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways (Ohio Bureau of Traffic Control)
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