In the midst of the current concerns regarding the coronavirus, we want our clients to know that the Altick & Corwin Co., L.P.A. office is open for business, but we are restricting visitors from coming to our offices.
Appointments are being handled over the telephone or through facetime and other means of communications.
The attorneys and staff are taking all necessary precautions to keep our employees healthy and physically distanced from each other. As far as we know, none of our employees have tested positive for COVID-19.
We encourage clients to continue to call or email our attorneys. If a call goes to the attorney’s voice mail, the attorney will receive an email of that call. Thus, all calls will be able to be returned to you, but please be patient in waiting for the return call.
We will update you as things change, but in the meantime, please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns.
Take care and be safe. Thank you.

Ohio License Reinstatement Amnesty Program

As of January 31, 2019 Ohio will start a 6 month (ending July 31, 2019) amnesty program for many Ohioans whose licenses are under suspension. It does not cover all license suspensions but it will affect many of them. There are 25 specific suspension listed in the program. The most common ones are;

  • Operating without proof of insurance
  • Nonpayment of a judgment
  • Repeat traffic offender (12 point suspensions)
  • Failure to appear
  • Failure to stop after an accident
  • Reckless operation

The applicants must have completed all court-ordered sanctions (payment of fines, court costs, etc.), and the suspension must have been in place for at least 18 months. There is not yet any guidance as to who will qualify for a total waiver of fees or simply a reduction.

The BMV currently has a program available where reinstatement fees can be paid off on a monthly basis. You license would be reinstate as long as you continue making the required monthly payments. This program does not include court fines or costs, just the reinstatement fee itself. This program is already in effect and will not be affected by the new amnesty program termination date of July 31, 2019.

The BMV has the process for making the application posted on their website which is https://www.bmv.ohio.gov/susp-fees-amnesty.aspx