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12-Point Suspension Resulting in BMV Suspended License

Ohio drivers license suspended? Get your license reinstated through the BMV. Call the Columbus license reinstatement attorneys with LHA at (614) 500-3836. Call LHA at (614) 500-3836.

If you have accrued up to 12 points on your driving record within a two (2) year period in Ohio, your driver’s license will be suspended under Ohio Revised Code Sections 4510.037 through 4510.038. The length of the suspension is six (6) months, and it is effective on the 20th day after mailing of the notice.

When a judge suspends your driving privileges and charges points against you which resulted in a suspension, the BMV registrar shall credit the suspension period toward the 12-point suspension.

Appealing Your Driver’s License Suspension

If you can show cause for why your driving privileges should not be suspended, an appeal may be filed in the county or municipal court in the jurisdiction where you reside – provided that you pay the cost of the proceedings. The appeal should be filed prior to the beginning date of the suspension.

If you are under the age of 18, the appeal must be filed in the juvenile court in the jurisdiction in which you reside.

If you are thinking of filing an appeal, it’s best to have an experienced Columbus license suspension attorney representing you and your best interests. Contact Luftman, Heck & Associates for a free consultation to see how we can help you.

Ohio Reinstatement Requirements

In order to get your driver’s license reinstated, you must do the following:

  • Successfully complete a remedial driving instruction court given by an accredited remedial school (or, if you are 18 years of age or younger, you may completed the juvenile driver improvement program). The course completion date must be after the conviction date of the triggering offense.
  • You must file FRA insurance (SR-22 or bond).
  • Retake your driver’s license exam. Form BMV 2000 will be mailed to you as your notification to retake the exam.
  • Pay the reinstatement fee if your suspension notice was mailed on or after 10/01/97.

Need Help Reinstating Your License? Contact Our Columbus BMV License Reinstatement Lawyers

If you are looking to overcome your 12-point suspension, you might need one of our experienced Columbus criminal defense attorneys to represent you at hearings and court dates to achieve a best possible outcome. To contact Luftman, Heck & Associates, call our Columbus traffic lawyers at (614) 500-3836 or email us via

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