45At Ernst & Associates, we help clients with every aspect of defending against operating under the influence (OVI) and driving under the influence (DUI) charges. One of the most important aspects of this is OVI/DUI license plate avoidance in Hamilton County and throughout Ohio. If you are facing OVI/DUI charges, you should do everything possible to avoid yellow plates.

We understand the importance of our clients’ reputations, which can be severely tarnished by yellow plates, so we provide strategic, aggressive criminal defense against OVI/DUI charges. With more than 15 years of legal experience, we help clients get the best results possible in their OVI defense.

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Yellow plates are special license plates that identify the driver as someone who has been convicted of drunk driving at least once. They alert the police and other drivers on the road that you have an OVI/DUI history. For first offenses, judges have discretionary authority to require yellow license plates, and these plates are mandatory for most second and subsequent offense or OVI convictions. The plates are even mandatory for first time offenders testing above .170 BAC.

“The rules of yellow plates in Ohio are complicated. I have more than 15 years of experience with OVI/DUI in Ohio. I will evaluate your case and help you find any exceptions or alternatives to yellow plates that might be available.” ∙ Matthew T. Ernst, Attorney at Law

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We are conveniently located downtown near City Hall. We pay for our clients’ parking in the large adjacent lot. To best meet our clients’ needs, we offer evening and weekend appointments as needed. Call (513) 579-9500 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation with a lawyer.