Law enforcement across the country is always looking for innovative ways to protect drivers on
the road. A DUI offense in
Ohio, however, can result in a number of life-altering punishments as a result of a DUI
The special yellow DUI license plates are very different from the usual red, white,
and blue Ohio plates. And everyone knows what these plates mean.
Although this Ohio DUI law has been on the books
since 1967, and on January 1, 2004 the law was changed to make the plates used more
frequently. These "DUI Plates" are mandatory for some 1st offenders and for nearly
every 2d, 3rd, and 4th offender. However, if you are a 1st, 2nd, or 3rd offender, there may be
a way to avoid this humiliating sentence.
The special DUI license plates have red letters on
them, something of a "scarlet letter," intended to create a social stigma on drunk drivers, while letting other drivers know who they are sharing the
road with. The plates are used only while the owner has limited driving privileges, which is
normally for about six months to a year.
To avoid the maximum Ohio DUI
penalties, it's a good idea to consult a lawyer as soon as you have been accused of drunk