October 12, 2007
Crash course on BMV issues
The basics of representing clients on BMV issues, the use of BMV online services by the attorney, and driver’s license sanctions is being presented on Wednesday, October 17 from 1 p.m.– 4:15, to benefit defense counsel, prosecutors, court personnel, court clerks, and law enforcement and community leaders.
As the new Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) Registrar, course organizer Mike Rankin is responsible for all BMV operations statewide. Rankin states, “Providing the public, courts, lawyers, and law enforcement with good information about the rules is consistent with our efforts in providing better customer service, communication, and community outreach. How we can help reduce the number of driving under suspension cases on court dockets and to help safe drivers re-gain their driving privileges is important. I am traveling throughout Ohio to see how our frontline BMV personnel can provide better customer service, and, to promote education of how the BMV works through CLE and community outreach."
As part of this outreach, John Guldin of the Department of Safety will speak about obtaining BMV records, appealing BMV and court suspensions, limited driving privileges, and Commercial Driver’s License issues. Tim Fisher, Acting Chief of Licenses Support and BMV Reinstatement of the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles, will explain how to read a driving record and understand suspension and point assessment while conducting an online tutorial to search real time BMV driving records and reinstatement requirements.
Attorney Jon J. Saia of Saia & Piatt will be covering OVI driver’s license sanctions, including Administrative License Suspensions, Public Safety Suspensions and CDL Disqualifications in his presentation “OVI: Operation Vanishing Identification.” “Come learn how to challenge, limit and avoid suspensions altogether. Also, find out why advising your client to refuse a chemical test when arrested for DUI may not be the best advice,” advises Mr. Saia.
Make note that this seminar begins at 1:00 p.m. Register online here or by phone at 614/221.4112 for event #3722. The cost is $85 prepaid/$100 day of for members, $125 prepaid/$140 day of for non-members and $55 prepaid/$70 day of for paralegals.