Columbus Traffic Defense Lawyers

Hoffman Law has been defending clients in Columbus traffic courts since 1984. Mr. Hoffman has defended thousands of clients to their satisfaction. He is known around Columbus and the surrounding counties as an aggressive and experienced lawyer committed to serving his clients fully from the point they meet until the final result. 

Mr. Hoffman is a former prosecutor who has been practicing in the greater Columbus courts since 1984.  

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points assessed for traffic offenses in franklin county

6-Point Driving Penalties 

  • Driving under a 12-point suspension 

  • Driving under an OVI suspension 

  • Driving under a lifetime suspension 

  • Hit skip - leaving the scene of an accident 

  • Operating a vehicle while under license suspension 

  • Using a vehicle in the commission of a felony 

  • Fleeing a police officer 

​4-Point Driving Penalties

  • Reckless operation

  • Speeding in a commercial vehicle 

  • Speeding by 30mph over the limit

  • Operating a vehicle with underage consumption

​2-Point Driving Penalties 

  • Speeding

  • Improper backing

  • Failure to signal 

  • Failure to maintain control

  • Improper passing

  • Crossing a yellow line

  • Failure to use child restraint

  • Driving on a temporary permit without an adult

  • Driving on a closed highway

  • Stopped school bus violation 

  • *other violations not listed

Columbus Criminal Defense Attorney

Speeding in a school zone

In Ohio, the courts take speeding in school zones very seriously. Designated school zones limit speed during certain times of the day and year to 20 miles per hour. If you are pulled over for driving greater than thirty (35) miles per hour over the speed limit in a school zone you could be assessed four (4) points and charged with a misdemanor of the fourth (4th) degree as opposed to a minor misdemeanor. Potential penalties for fourth degree misdemeanor in Ohio include the following: (1) a maximum jail sentence of 30 days and (2) a fine not to exceed $250.00.  Because there is a possibility of jail time for these infractions, it is important to retain an attorney and attempt to resolve these tickets as early as possible. Our office has extensive experience dealing in traffic court to resolve speeding in school zone tickets. Please reach out to one of our attorneys for assistance defendngin your speeding in a school zone tickets. 

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