My friend got a DUI and doesn’t have his driver’s license at the moment. He also doesn’t have a job, and his lack of photo ID is keeping him from applying for some positions (for example, the local temp agency requires one). Yes, he is a real winner…
He hasn’t gone to trial yet and there is a faint possibility that he will be acquitted and get his license back after his trial date in a few weeks.
Someone told him that he can’t have a state-issued photo ID and a valid driver’s license at the same time, so if he gets the ID now it “invalidates” his license, and he’ll have to get a new license and ditch the photo ID if/when he gets it back. He’s not the most motivated person, and doesn’t have too much money at the moment, so if this is true I can’t see him being gung-ho about getting the ID.
I can’t seem to find any info about photo IDs in Ohio online. When I search there’s a lot of chaff about voting rights and photo IDs but I can’t find a real fact sheet.
Does anyone know what the deal is with photo IDs? Will it be worth it for him to get one before his trial in a couple weeks?
Also, is it going to be a complete pain to get the ID since he doesn’t have an ID to begin with? I assume he’ll need a birth certificate and SSN card…let’s hope he has those…
For anyone who’s skimming - this is in Ohio.