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Driving Under Suspension in Ohio

If your driver’s license has been suspended for any reason under the Ohio Revised Code, you may not drive any motor vehicle or motorcycle on public roads, highways, public property, or private property used by the public until your driving privileges have been reinstated. If you are found to be driving under suspension and you do not have limited driving privileges, you may be charged under ORC 4510.11 with a first-degree misdemeanor.

If convicted of driving under suspension, you face an additional two (2) points on your driving record. The court may impose a Class 7 Suspension of your driver’s license, commercial driver’s license, temporary driver’s permit, probationary license, or nonresident operating privileges. This will suspend your driving privileges for up to one year if imposed.

A conviction of driving under suspension could mean sizable fines, lengthy periods of jail time or community service, and a mark on your permanent criminal record. For subsequent offenses within three years, you could face vehicle immobilization, forfeiture, or impound plates. If you have recently been charged, we highly suggest that you contact an experienced Ohio traffic defense lawyer who can work to reduce the charges and penalties you face. A good attorney will also fight to protect your remaining driving privileges as well as your rights.

Offense
Level
Degree Jail/C.S.* Fines Restitution Class 7
Suspension
Vehicle
Immobilized
Vehicle
Forfeited
Impound Plates
Req’d
1st in 3 Years M-1 0-180 days $0-1000 Up to $5000 if
no proof of FRA
Optional No No No
2nd in 3 Years M-1 0-180 days $0-1000 Up to $5000 if
no proof of FRA
Optional Optional
30 days
No Optional
30 days
3rd in 3 Years M-1 0-180 days $0-1000 Up to $5000 if
no proof of FRA
Optional Optional
60 days
No Optional
60 days
4th+ in 3 Years M-1 0-180 days $0-1000 Up to $5000 if
no proof of FRA
Optional No Optional Optional


* C.S. denotes community service. If not specified, it refers to jail time.

Are you looking for additional information or other offenses that fall under the general driving under suspension category?

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If you have been charged with driving under suspension, you’re probably wondering what your options are. The team at Luftman, Heck & Associates has years of experience handling these types of cases and winning optimal outcomes for our clients. Call a Columbus criminal defense lawyer today for a free consultation. To contact us, call us at or email us via advice@columbuscriminalattorney.com.

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