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Trusted Traffic Lawyers in Dayton, Ohio

Trusted Traffic Lawyers in Dayton, Ohio

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Experienced Traffic Violation Defense in Dayton, Ohio

Traffic violations can come with crippling fines or suspensions that may be devastating to a person’s life and livelihood. In some cases, traffic offenses could even result in jail time.

At Gounaris Abboud, LPA, we have represented thousands of clients against traffic charges. We know how to build formidable defenses that stand up against the scrutiny of prosecutors and judges. We’re also adept at attacking a prosecutor’s arguments until we either get the case dismissed or the defendant’s charges reduced.

So if you have been charged with a traffic offense in Warren County, Montgomery County, or Butler County, don’t hesitate to seek answers and representation from a traffic lawyer. Dayton, Ohio, has one firm that stands above the rest, and that’s Gounaris Abboud, LPA.

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Traffic Offenses We Can Help With

We defend clients against various charges. If it’s in the book, we’ll give it a look! Here are some (but not all) of the charges we help with.

Speeding Ticket

Speeding Tickets

Receiving a speeding ticket does not automatically mean that you are guilty. Perhaps the officer made a mistake or failed to calibrate their radar. If there’s an issue, we’ll find out.

Reckless Operation

Willful or Wanton Disregard Racing (Reckless Operation)

Ohio Rev. Code § 4511.20 details reckless operation: a person operating a motor vehicle in a manner that demonstrates a willful disregard for the safety of others. First-time offenders face a fine of $100.

DUI OVI Drunk Driving

DUI/OVI Drunk Driving

We handle a high volume of DUI/OVI cases and regularly get cases dismissed, charges reduced, and other positive results — such as if an officer used a faulty breathalyzer to charge you with a DUI.

Driving with Suspended License

Driving with a Suspended License

You might be charged with driving with a suspended license (Ohio Rev. Code § 4510.11) if your license is suspended and you drive on public land or private land that is open to the public.

Hit and Run

Hit and Run / Leaving the Scene

Ohio Rev. § 4549.02 criminalizes failing to stop after being hit or hitting someone. This misdemeanor can result in six months in jail, $500 in fines, and a minimum 6-month license suspension.

Street Racing

Street Racing

Ohio Rev. Code § 4511.251 defines street racing as two or more vehicles going side by side in a competitive attempt to stay ahead of one another while on a public roadway.

Aggravated vehicular homicide

Vehicular Homicide

Vehicular homicide occurs when a driver engages in negligent behavior and kills someone. If the driver is aware of the risks and disregards them, they can face aggravated vehicular homicide charges.

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Get the defense you need to beat or reduce the charges against you. Contact Gounaris Abboud, LPA today. We’ll fight to protect your right to operate motor vehicles.

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What Is the Ohio Driving Point System?

In order to track driving behavior and penalize unsafe drivers accordingly, Ohio has created an elaborate driving point system that assigns a specific number of points to a driver’s license when they commit traffic offenses. The more serious the offense is, the more points the driver will receive on their record.

This system is set up to punish drivers for receiving too many points. Consequences may be imposed upon a driver who accumulates a certain number of points, and these consequences escalate as your points increase.

Some of the infractions and crimes that lead to points in Ohio include:

  • Driving Under a Suspension: 6 points;
  • Failure to Comply With a Police Officer: 6 points;
  • Failure to Stop After Experiencing an Accident: 6 points;
  • DUI (Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs): 6 points;
  • Street and Drag Racing: 6 points;
  • Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle: 6 points;
  • Vehicular Homicide: 6 points;
  • All Other Felony Traffic Offenses: 6 points;
  • Willful or Wanton Disregard of Others While Operating a Motor Vehicle: 4 points;
  • Speeding Over 30 mph of the Speed Limit: 4 points;
  • Underage Operation of a Motor Vehicle While Engaging in Underage Drinking: 4 points;
  • Failing to Operate a Motor Vehicle According to BMV Restrictions: 2 points;
  • Going 6–29 mph Over a Posted Speed Limit of 54 mph or Less: 2 points;
  • Going 11–29 mph Over a Posted Speed Limit of 55 mph or More: 2 points;
  • Any Other Moving Violation Not Listed: 2 points.

If you receive 12 or more points in a 24-month period, your driver’s license will be suspended under a Class D suspension.

Once you have completed your suspension period, you can take the steps necessary to reinstate your license, which include:

  • Completing a driver instruction course;
  • Presenting proof of financial responsibility;
  • Taking a driving exam and potentially a physical exam.

However, there is recourse you can take if you begin to accumulate too many points and wish to keep your license and not face more severe consequences. If you accumulate between 2 and 20 points on your record, you can take a driving course that will give you one credit. One credit means the removal of two points from your record, which will be applied upon completion of the course. However, you can only take the course five times.

What Are the Penalties for Criminal Traffic Violations in Ohio?

Ohio’s penalties for criminal traffic violations can vary, depending on the offense. Some common violations and their penalties include:

Driving Under the Influence

For the first offense of driving under the influence, you face a mandatory three days in jail, monetary fines, and a license suspension that could last three years. Repeat offenders may see increased penalties. You can also spend time in prison for a DUI, depending on the facts of your case.

Reckless Driving

Reckless driving results in a maximum of 30 days in jail and a fine for first-time offenders. Like with driving under the influence, repeat offenses result in harsher penalties.

Hit and Run

Hit and run is also known as failure to stop at an accident. This results in six months in jail and a fine for accidents involving property damage. It can also result in a felony charge for leaving the scene of an accident resulting in injury or death.

Driving with a Suspended License

Offenders caught driving with a suspended license are typically charged with a first-degree misdemeanor for a first-time offense. Subsequent offenses translate to stiffer penalties.

Vehicular Homicide

This criminal offense can result in significant prison time, particularly if the driver was under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the homicide.
Remember that many of these penalties are guidelines that can depend on your circumstances and the judge assigned to your case. You may also seek non-criminal consequences, such as community service and probation.

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How Can Our Traffic Lawyer Help You?

For a strong defense, call the traffic ticket lawyers at the law firm of Gounaris Abboud, LPA.

We are a firm that:


Tailors Defense Strategies

We customize our service to your needs


Has Effective Negotiating Skills

We negotiate hard to get you a mitigated result


Has Evidence Challenging Strategies

We analyze all evidence against you


Explores Diversion Programs

We can help you enter diversion programs


Safeguards Your Driving Privileges

We protect your right to drive


Fights to Minimize Your Penalties

We fight hard to minimize punishments


Has Years of Experience

We have nearly 60 years of combined experience


Has Demonstrable Results

Our record shows that we are capable


Has a Strong Reputation

Our years of serving Dayton and Ohio have led to a strong reputation in the community


Offers Free Consultations

Tell us about your case and get a free opinion


Is Committed to Your Rights

We fight hard to safeguard your rights

Contact our team for a winning defense today!

Why Choose Gounaris Abboud for Your Traffic Violation Defense?

Gounaris Abboud, LPA is the right choice to defend you because we:

Are approaching six decades of collective experience

Are approaching six decades of collective experience

Are available around the clock for free consultations

Are available around the clock for free consultations

Offer legal services tailored to your needs

Offer legal services tailored to your needs

Are recognized by the top groups in the legal industry

Are recognized by the top groups in the legal industry

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Hear WhatOur Clients Are Saying

Attorney Nick Gounaris handled my case and he did a wonderful job. I am very pleased with this law firm. I have never been in the situation I found myself in ever before and it was scary and confusing, but Nick and his staff were wonderful with answering my many questions and they were very sympathetic and understanding, always quick to respond when I would call. I am happy with the outcome of my case. If you find yourself in a situation that needs legal help, these are the guys to call!
Melinda Q.
They did absolutely everything possible to help reduce the sentence and charges faced. The fees for their services were worth every cent and superior to any public defendant representation. They both put their hearts into their work and care like nobody else I have ever encountered in the legal system.
Melinda Q.
I found Gounaris and Abboud through good online reviews. Mr. Abboud handled my cases very professionally for two years. He truly takes his cases to heart and cares about his clients. He keeps you informed and has all the answers to all your questions. You really feel safe with Mr. Abboud as your lawyer. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing professional family law representation.
Patty M.

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Have you been charged with a traffic offense in Montgomery County, Warren County, or Butler County? Call us at Gounaris Abboud, LPA, and let us handle your alleged traffic offense. You deserve a robust defense, so call for a free initial consultation today!
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FAQs About Ohio Traffic Violations

Can I contest a traffic ticket and fight the charges in court?

Yes, traffic charges can be contested. Your attorney can present a strong defense against the prosecution’s case and potentially win a favorable outcome.

How long will a traffic violation stay on my driving record in Ohio?

Most traffic violations in Ohio will remain on your record for two years from the date of conviction, perhaps resulting in limited driving privileges during this time.

Traffic Violation Resources in Dayton

Ohio Department of Public Safety

This webpage has general information relating to the point system, license suspensions, and reinstating your driver’s license.

Ohio State Highway Patrol

This website provides detailed information regarding the Ohio Highway Patrol, its safety and enforcement efforts, and the campaigns they run.

Ohio Driving Point System

The Ohio Revised Code provides a comprehensive description of the point system in Ohio. You can also review Title 45 of the Ohio Revised Code for a list of traffic offenses and their penalties.

Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles

Through the Ohio BMV, you can access various driving reports, forms, and records — including crash reports and your driving record.