Traffic court is held every Wednesday
morning at 8:30 a.m. All juveniles are required to
appear with a parent, unless the juvenile is charged
only with a non-moving offense such as no seatbelt.
Non-moving violations may be paid at the clerk’s
office prior to the court date in lieu of appearance.
During traffic court arraignments, you
will appear before the Magistrate and enter either
an admission or denial to the charge.
If you admit
to the violation, the Magistrate will listen to what
you have to say on the matter and then most likely
render a sentence at that time. Sanctions may include
all or any of the following: fine, costs, attend
traffic school, write an essay and/or license suspension.
In more serious cases, drug screens or probation may
be ordered. Fine and costs are expected to be paid
at that time.
If you deny the violation, the matter
will be scheduled for a trial on another date and
time. At the trial, you will be permitted to bring
witnesses to testify on your behalf.
REGARDING YOUR LICENSE
Below is an explanation
of penalties on second and third moving violations
which are required by law :
SECOND OFFENSE: A
mandatory 90 day license
THIRD OFFENSE: A mandatory 1 year
license will be taken immediately
and sent in to the Bureau of Motor Vehicles where
it will be destroyed.
Driving privileges may
be granted at
the discretion of the Court. If a substantial
hardship is shown, the Court may grant specific
driving privileges during the time of the suspension
for school and/or work.
If driving privileges
are granted and all fines and costs are paid,
a right-to-drive will be issued by the Court.
Your current license must be surrendered to the
Court prior to receiving the right-to drive.
The fee for the driving permit is $20.
Any later revisions of that permit will cost $5.
addition to these mandatory penalties imposed
by law, the Court may impose other penalties such as
a fine, court costs, essays, traffic school, work program
or other sanctions. All fines and costs must be
paid prior to leaving court.
TO REINSTATE YOUR
LICENSE AFTER SUSPENSION:
Suspensions of 90
days or more :
Two weeks prior to the
end date of your suspension, call
the Bureau of Motor Vehicles at 614-752-7700
or 614-752-7600 for information to reinstate
Suspensions of 89 days or less :
your license is suspended for less than 89
days and it is your first moving violation, you
will need to take the following to your local Deputy
Registrar to get a new license when your
suspension time is complete:
- Social Security
- Birth Certificate
- Parent or Guardian (if you are under 18)
You will need to ask for a duplicate license. You do
not have to re-test or pay a reinstatement fee.
The only fee you will pay is the cost for the purchase
of a duplicate license. The local deputy registrar
is located at: Deputy Registrar, 980 Liberty
Drive, Lancaster, OH 43130. Telephone: (740) 653-2478
Please make sure your
name is legible and at the top of your essay. All essays
may be sent to the Court by:
County Juvenile Court
224 East Main Street
Lancaster, OH 43130
you have additional questions, contact:
Due to the volume of calls received,
please allow 24 hours to respond to your message.
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