Summons / Subpoena / Immobilization

Immobilization

The Immobilization process is ordered for repeat DUI / OVI offenders and some driving under suspension cases (DUS). This process is ordered under the guidance of the Ohio Revised Code. Once ordered by the judge, the bailiff is ordered to locate the vehicle involved and install a device to prevent its use and operation.

How Immobilization is Enforced

This court uses a club device between the brake pedal and steering wheel. The term of installation is 30 days for DUS and 90 days for DUI / OVI. The bailiff is also required to remove the license plates and return them to the Ohio BMV. There is a fee involved that must be paid to the BMV before the vehicle can be re-registered.