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Suspended License Information for Ohio
While some motorists regard driving as a basic right, the fact is that operating a motor vehicle is a privilege that must be earned and maintained by demonstrating safe and lawful driving. Under certain circumstances, an individual's Ohio driver's license may be suspended or revoked for a specific length of time, depending on the person's driving record or history, and the particular violation(s).
REASONS FOR DRIVER'S LICENSE SUSPENSIONS
There are a variety of reasons why your Ohio driver's license might be suspended. Some of these are related to specific driving violations, while others may be due to violation of other State laws. Following are some of the most common reasons for an Ohio driver's license to be suspended or revoked.
- Driving Under the Influence. If you drive with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08% you are considered to be legally drunk. Your Ohio driver's license will be suspended if you are found guilty of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. If you fail a breath test, you will be subject to an Administrative License Suspension (ALS), which means you will lose your right to drive for a period of between 90 days and five years, depending on your driving record. Your license will be confiscated on the spot. You may also face further punishment in court.
- Refusal to take a breath or urine test. For refusing to take a breath or urine test when requested, your license will be suspended for between one year and five years. You will still need to take the test and face further punishment depending on the result.
- Excessive Moving Violations. Like most other States, Ohio operates a point system, in which drivers accumulate points on their license for every moving violation that they commit. If you accumulate 12 or more points in a two year period, your license will be suspended for six months. Following suspension, you will need to retake the driving test after taking a remedial driving course.
- Driving while suspended. If you are caught driving while your license is suspended, you are guilty of a first degree misdemeanor and will face a possible $1,000 fine and six months in jail. You may also be suspended for another year.
- Driving without insurance. Your license will be suspended if you drive without insurance or cause an accident while uninsured.
- Physical or Psychological Disqualification. The BMV can order a re-examination of any person who may not be fit to drive. An individual's driving privileges may be suspended if the re-examination finds they are physically or psychologically unable to drive safely.
- Non-driving related offenses. Your Ohio driver license can also be suspended for a number of non-driving related offenses, such as bringing a weapon onto school property, failure to appear in court on bond and having unsatisfied civil judgments, not responding to a BMV notice or not appearing in court; failing to pay traffic tickets, fines or surcharges; and not paying child support.