Posted by the Charleston DUI Attorneys at Anderson & Schuster, Attorneys at Law, LLC. Our Charleston DUI lawyers help drivers charged with DUI in Charleston, North Charleston, Mount Pleasant, Summerville, Goose Creek, and the surrounding areas. If you are cited for DUI, our Charleston DUI lawyers will discuss your DUI arrest with you free of charge.
Since 2004, Ohio drivers convicted of a second offense DUI or a DUI in which their blood alcohol content was higher than 0.17 have been required to get special license plates if they want to drive. These "DUI plates" have red letters on a yellow background, which looks significantly different from standard plates. The plates are only required while the driver has limited driving privileges following the DUI conviction. This DUI law is nothing new for Ohio. The state has had the DUI plate law on the books in some form or fashion since 1967. The purpose of the plate is much like "The Scarlet Letter" – using public shame as a deterrent for drinking and driving.